Learn, Inspire, Lead: Inclusion Europe at the World Congress
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Inclusion Europe is excited that the 17th World Congress of Inclusion International is in Europe this year. It will take place in Birmingham, UK, from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June 2018.
Registrations are now open.
The delegates will have opportunities to get involved in various sessions labeled Learn, Inspire and Lead.
Inclusion Europe is a partner of the event, ensuring we get a big turnout from Europe and encouraging our network to bring their examples of how the lives of people with intellectual disability and their families have been changed through:
Learning how to do things better
Inspirational successes, new approaches or technologies
Leading change through example, hard-hitting campaigns and strong leadership
Delegates will have opportunities to gain practical know-how and to try out toolkits and resources as well as TED-talk style presentations and workshops for sharing personal and organisational experience of making change happen.
Speakers at the World Congress include:
- Robert Martin, the first person with an intellectual disability to sit on a UN Committee
- Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN
- Penny Mordaunt, UK Secretary of State for the Department for International Development
Find out more about the programme here.
Flavours of European inclusion: celebrating 30 years of learning, working and achieving together
Inclusion Europe will also celebrate its 30th anniversary with an event at the World Congress called „The Flavours of European Inclusion“: Inclusion Europe members will present not only their country’s food, culture and customs, but also their national inclusion achievements during the last 30 years, at tables spread across the room. Participants are invited to discover stories, pictures and objects illustrating how the inclusion movement has moved forward during the last three decades, while tasting delicious national specialties and making new connections. They will learn about successful practices of European collaboration for inclusion (including collaboration between Inclusion Europe and its members) and about partnerships national members have formed with companies, government agencies and funders to advance the cause.
Find all our anniversary news on social media by following #30yearsofInclusion on Facebook and Twitter
Around 2000 participants are expected for the World Congress, offering a unique opportunity for international networking.
More information about the location, fees and the programme can be found at the conference website.
Don’t hesitate and register now!
The hashtag to be used on Facebook and Twitter is #LearnInspireLead.
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Inclusion Europe at the World Congress
This year, the World Congress of Inclusion International will take place in Europe.
The World Congress will be a big event for self-advocates, their families
and for people who work with people with intellectual disabilities.
The title of the event is Learn, Inspire, Lead.
It will happen in Birmingham in England,
from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 1 June.
Inclusion Europe is a partner of the event.
We hope our members will come and share their experiences.
Some of the themes will be:
- Inclusive education
- Being part of your community
- Making decisions for yourself
- How people with intellectual disability can find good jobs.
- Art made by people with intellectual disability.
- How to support families
For example, families with children with an intellectual disability.
Or parents with an intellectual disability.
There will be presentations.
Some of the people who will speak are:
- Robert Martin, the first person with an intellectual disability to sit on a UN committee.
- Catalina Devandas Aguilar, who works for the rights of people with disabilities at the UN.
- Penny Mordaunt, who works for the British government.
Penny Mordaunt works on the topic of international development.
International development is about
how we can make life better
for people everywhere in the world.
Celebrating 30 years of European inclusion
At the World Congress of Inclusion International,
Inclusion Europe will celebrate its 30th birthday with a special event.
Inclusion Europe’s members will talk about what they have done
for inclusion over the last 30 years.
They will also share their national foods and culture.
Participants will learn about how the members of Inclusion Europe
have worked together over the past 30 years.
Participants will also learn about how the members of Inclusion Europe
have worked with other companies, governments and donors.
We will end the event in a special way: with a drink and a little surprise.
Afterwards, participants can join the World Congress party.
Register here for the World Congress.
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