Five hands held together above an office desk illustrates social inclusion.

Social Inclusion

Equal opportunities for all!

The Social inclusion is understood as a process of improving terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity. It is a multi- dimensional process aimed at creating conditions which enable full and active participation of every member of the society in all aspects of life, including civic, social, economic, and political activities, as well as participation in decision-making processes.

The necessity of social inclusion programs mostly appear in the areas characterized by severe social divisions, multi-ethnic environments, conflict zones and other spaces where differences between people cause labeling and exclusion. These programs, such as overall awareness raising, providing marginalized and vulnerable ones with additional opportunities and humanitarian aid, tend to strengthen and integrate society members that are victimized due to their differences.