Conference: Europe in Action to End Segregation

Europe in Action to End Segregation conference takes place from 7 to 9 September 2022 in Brussels.

Conference: Europe in Action to End Segregation

Europe in Action to End Segregation conference takes place from 7 to 9 September 2022 in Brussels.

Inclusion Europe warmly invites our members to the conference Europe in Action to End Segregation!

It is an opportunity for our movement to come together after almost 3 years.

  • To meet and exchange on what is happening in our organisations and countries.
  • To learn from one another about how to promote inclusion successfully.
  • To discuss and plan next steps in our fight for full rights and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and families.

Europe in Action conferences are great for getting new ideas,
sharing good practices, and connecting with people in the inclusion movement.
Jyrki Pinomaa, president of Inclusion Europe

Participants at Europe in Action 2019 in Vilnius

About Europe in Action conferences

Europe in Action conferences bring together more than 200 people with intellectual disabilities, their families, activists, and professionals.

Participants discuss issues important to them and share experiences and ideas to advance inclusion.


Europe in Action conferences are organized every year.

The first Europe in Action conference was organised in 2003.

You can revisit all the previous conferences here.


Europe in Action conferences connect people, organisations, ideas, and places.

Participants at Europe in Action 2019 in Vilnius


The conference starts at 10:00 on 7 September, and ends at 12:00 9 September.


The conference program flows in 2 streams:

  1. Joint sessions where everyone can come together, enjoy a good speaker, and meet with friends and colleagues.
  2. Conversations for our future, where Inclusion Europe members have good, deep discussions about topics that matter to all of us.


1. Joint sessions

These sessions are open to everyone interested in the topic.

  • European Union support to inclusion of people with disabilities:
    • Promoting and developing support in the community.
    • Gild Guarantee to help people with disabilities out of poverty
    • Support to employment of people with disabilities


  • Deinstitutionalisation:
    • How it works in various countries.


  • Help in Ukraine and disability-inclusive reconstruction:
    • Building a better future for people with disabilities in Ukraine.


  • Right to education:
    • How the European Social Charter collective complaints help to improve the situation for students with intellectual disabilities.


2. Conversations for our future

These sessions are for Inclusion Europe members.


Every item has an opening paper, and a set of questions and topics to talk about.

Inclusion Europe members discuss these topics over a series of sessions.

We learn from one another; we improve how we work together for inclusion.


  • Why we care about, and what do we mean by deinstitutionalisation.
    • Discussion on a new position paper by Inclusion Europe.


  • Rights-based and advocacy-lead support services.
    • Self-advocates and family-advocates leading on how services are provided.
    • How to change from older models of care to advocacy-lead support.


  • How to promote and achieve systemic change for people with intellectual disabilities.
    • Lessons and tools based on experience in various countries and continents.


  • Self-advocacy organising.
    • The European Platform of Self-Advocates.


  • Family support: How can care reforms and social protection policies be inclusive of families of people with intellectual disabilities?
    • With Inclusion International.


Senada Halilčević points at a board with post its, and the words To make inclusion happen I would change... Photo from Inclusion Europe event at World Congress in 2018



There is no participation fee for the conference.

Registration for all 3 days of the conference:

  • Inclusion Europe members, please click here to register and attend the whole conference.


There will be specific registration available for workshops and sessions open to everyone.


Locations, accommodation

The conference sessions take place in these locations in the European Quarter in Brussels:

Wednesday, 7 September

Thursday, 8 September

  • From 9:30 to 16:00.
  • Location: Avenue des arts 7-8, Mundo Madou

Friday, 9 September


Participants book their own accommodation.



Contact Inge Volleberg:


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