Inclusion Europe and Lebenshilfe Austria have the pleasure to invite you to our annual congress Europe in Action that will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 10 to 12 April 2008. Under the challenging title Education for all! the event will bring together selfadvocates, parents, policy makers, teachers and other professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities.
The congress participants will examine what is required to ensure that young people with intellectual disabilities enjoy mainstream school together with their peers. Education is seen as a key to creating an inclusive society, a society ready to welcome a wide diversity of different gifts and abilities. We consider an inclusive school system as the most effective tool for building solidarity among young people with special needs and their peers and also for creating a path for better preparation for adult life.
The congress will be a great opportunity to share ideas across Europe about how young people with intellectual disabilities, their families and professionals can work together towards the idea of inclusive education. It is also an outstanding opportunity to learn from recent developments in a number of countries through presentations of projects and of inclusive schools.