The IPC Academy will be open during the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics ©IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have announced that they will be opening their Academy Campus from March 6 to 18 at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

This will be the fourth edition of the IPC Academy Campus, which was founded in 2009 in partnership with World Academy of Sport, and will see a number of activities held across the Games involving delegates and experts from around the world.

One of the activities is the IPC Observers' Programme, which brings event organisers together for 54 activities across the 13 days.

The IPC Games Experience Programme and the IPC Academy Cocktail Reception are also on the schedule and will take place on March 15.

It is hoped that the IPC Games Experience Programme will help future host cities overcome the difficulties of hosting major sporting events.

IPC President Andrew Parsons said he was looking forward to visiting the IPC Academy Campus.

"The IPC Academy Campus is an integral part of any Paralympic Games and helps share knowledge of organising major events among a number of key stakeholders," the Brazilian said.

"We look forward to welcoming every delegate on these programmes which include the IPC Observers' Programme for future Organising Committees of Olympic Games and other event organisers, and the IPC Games Experience Programme for senior Government representatives and host organisers, as well as their partners within the supply chain of major event delivery.

IPC President Andrew Parsons is likely to visit the IPC Academy Campus in Pyeongchang ©Getty Images
IPC President Andrew Parsons is likely to visit the IPC Academy Campus in Pyeongchang ©Getty Images

"Each of these programmes provides unique learning opportunities and it is within this context that we have created the IPC Academy Campus 2018 for us all to learn and share experiences throughout these Paralympic Winter Games."

Chris Solly, director of the IPC Academy, added: "The IPC Academy is constantly striving to further enhance the content and quality of the IPC Academy Campus Programme using modern and proven educational methods in each new edition.

"Based on the success of the previous IPC Observers' Programmes and the valuable experiences gained in all these past editions, we have designed the current edition of the IPC Observers' Programme for Pyeongchang 2018 to incorporate a wider variety of themes.

"Different types of programme activities will ensure that diverse individual needs will be met and that benefits of observation will be maximised."

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics will take place from March 8 to 18.