In accordance with Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, all people have the right to live and participate in the community. It is particularly difficult for people with severe intellectual disabilities to participate in society, to foster social contacts and to be included in the community, as they require assistance for many activities. Enormous inhibitions still exist for the inclusion of
people with severe intellectual disabilities, especially from the society at large. The living environments and needs of people with severe intellectual disabilities have to be recognized and barriers removed in order for an inclusion into society to be successful. In the project MINCE (Model for Inclusive Community Education), we are working on a model of fostering understanding and initiating learning processes in the interaction of individuals and society.
Lebenshilfen Soziale Dienste GmbH coordinates the EU-project „Model for Inclusive Community Education“ (MINCE) from November 2015 to November 2017. The partnership consists of 7 organisations from 7 countries representing a good balance of EU regions.
The MINCE project is now coming to an end. In the newsletter the results of the project are summarized