“Moving borders”

Inclusive European Congress

15 – 18 June 2022 in Zurich

Between 1998 and 2018, seven congresses with up to 700 participants each took place in different European cities. These four-day cultural and educational events were specially designed for persons with disabilities. They were the target group and the actors of the whole congress event.

2022 in Zurich an inclusive event is planned. In addition to the target group, professionals, relatives, friends and all interested persons are now cordially invited to participate. 500 participants from all over Europe are expected to attend the four-day event. The aim is to create a platform for encounter, exchange, education and development, which will continue and have an effect beyond the congress. The participants are encouraged to actively participate in an inclusive society for all people.

“For me, the congress is important to show others that people with a disability can do much more than is always thought.”

Member of the organisation committee

Persons with disabilities often have more to give than is socially recognised and conceded to them. Creating awareness of this and enabling participants to carry this message beyond the boundaries of the congress is an important concern. In this way the congress will also be able to take on a social and political dimension.