is what everybody is talking about.

And many ask: What exactly is inclusion? There are many answers to this question, depending on the point of view. Usually, however, the term refers to persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses and their participation in the educational system. The 2009 UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities stipulates that this group has a right to inclusive education at all levels.

This means:

  • Persons with disabilities are accepted as full and equal members of society irrespective of their individual capacities and are entitled to participate in all areas of life (work, school & university, leisure, culture and society). They have the right to choose, for instance, where they want to live and study.
  • This obligates states and societies to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy access to primary, secondary and tertiary education and the labor market.
  • The concept of inclusion acknowledges the uniqueness and dignity of all humans.