Social Participation

For us social participation is an important building block toward peace. It enfolds ownership of the same right, same material provision and even more. With amazement we experience how people from all parts of the world make use of creative methods including celebrations, art and music, in order to show how everybody gains from participation of all members of society, especially of those who are excluded.

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