INVICTUS GERMANY focuses on the people who ensure the freedom and security of us all through their service to their country. If they have suffered permanent disabilities in body and soul from wounds, injuries or illnesses during their time of service and have found their new place in the community, they deserve our respect and appreciation. Because with their way back into a new life, they also open up perspectives for other people and give courage and hope.
These soldiers and the members of the blue-light organizations, as well as their families, deserve all of our support for their rehabilitation. Family members and friends - the Family & Friends - make an important contribution to a new beginning and face great challenges themselves. Reason enough to also recognize them for their achievements and include them.
Our goal is for the spirit of "A HOME FOR RESPECT." to spread from Düsseldorf to all of Germany. Our citizens should gain new perspectives on the social role and importance of the people in the armed forces and the blue-light organizations. For the competitors and their Family & Friends, the Games will be a visible sign of appreciation and recognition.
The vision of INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023 is to outlast the games themselves. We want to stimulate a rethinking and a dialogue in society and to spread and develop the unique idea of the international INVICTUS GAMES. The games also provide a new or different view of the people in the Bundeswehr and the blue-light organizations. On people who take personal and health risks in the mission and in their daily service in uniform. At the INVICTUS GAMES, they become visible and their stories tangible. We want to convey what duty and service on the road means and what people in uniform are prepared to do to stand up for our free democratic basic order, to save and to ensure security. Vicinity and personal encounters will carry the spirit of respect and solidarity throughout the city.
The INVICTUS GAMES show in a unique way how sport can have a positive effect on the body and soul – and what power sport unfolds as part of a holistic rehabilitation concept. This is also the approach of the Bundeswehr Medical Service: Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, medical service-oriented rehabilitation was developed as a contribution to the operational readiness of the armed forces. Whether on deployment, in the service or in the private sphere: regardless of the triggering cause and diagnosis, interdisciplinary, individually tailored treatment strategies are developed in a holistic approach. The common goal is the preservation of skills and experience oriented to military needs, together with the duty of care of the service provider. In this context, there is close cooperation with the civilian health sector, in particular with the clinics of the Employer's Liability Insurance Association.
INVICTUS GERMANY is carried by D.LIVE, a company of the state capital Düsseldorf. Since 2019, D.LIVE has been responsible for the implementation of the INVICTUS GAMES in Germany, which will be held for the first time in 2023 in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA. The annual highlight will be the INVICTUS GERMANY, which will feature a selection of German participants from the Invictus family as well as teams from selected nations to celebrate a weekend of encounters with their "Friends and Family."