2018 – Empower

Click on a word in bold to read what it means.

Empowerment was our theme of the year 2018.

Empowerment means

  • thinking about what you want
  • making your own decisions
  • speaking up for yourself

In 2018, Inclusion Europe turned 30 years old!

And we thought that “Empowerment” was a very good topic for this year.

Here you can read more about the year of our birthday
and about empowerment:







We celebrated our birthday at the World Congress of Inclusion International!


Marianne Thyssen is a Commissioner at the European Commission.

She congratulated us for our birthday:


30 years is a long time!

We wrote an article about 30 highlights from the past.

We also wrote about the 10 things we are working on right now.

And the 10 things we want to see happening in the future.


Our Inclusion Heroes

In 2018, every month we talked about a person
who has worked towards inclusion in Europe.

Find our more about our Inclusion Heroes:



We also did a number of videos on Empowerment.

You can watch them below:



Our easy-to-read newsletter “Europe for Us” dealt with our anniversary in  2018.

We also talked about our Inclusion Heroes.

There are many self-advocates who are empowered!




We did an infographic on how you can empower yourself.

You can find it here.








Other articles

You can find here all our articles on empowerment and our 30th anniversary.