In 2018, Inclusion Europe turned 30 years old! We used this year to celebrate the successes of 30 years of inclusion.

“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.

On this page, 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!

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 did an infographic on how you can empower yourself.

You can find it here.


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!

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support. 

Become Inclusion Europe supporter and help us keep doing our work.