100 Dutch municipalities do not yet have a Local Inclusion Agenda

2 million Dutch people have a physical or mental disability. In the UN Convention on Disability, the Netherlands has committed itself to making society accessible to people with disabilities. But our country does not yet seem to be very successful in this. Not nearly every place is accessible to people with disabilities, waiting lists in…

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City of Leiden winner most play-friendly municipality award!

Municipality of Leiden first winner of the Jantje Beton most play-friendly municipality award. Both the professional jury and the children’s jury praised the attention of the municipality of Leiden to inclusiveness. Tessa (11 years old): “I think it’s important that everyone can play: from young to old, from rich to poor, and if you have…

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New logo!

Logo Empowerment by playing

Have you seen my new logo and noticed the diference??? I added the word “inclusively” to the logo of Empowerment by Playing. Well, it wasn’t exactly me, Ontwerpstudio Spanjaard did the job. By adding it is immidiately clear what kind of play is needed to empower children.

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Attention for accesibility at the Dutch Leisure trade expo Hardenberg 2021

The Dutch network on accesibility and leisure (Netwerk Toegankelijke Recreatie) is participating in the “Recreatievakbeurs Hardenberg 16-17-18 of november  2021″(Leisure Trade expo) . As an active member of the network I’ll be present on thursday 18the and will facilitate together with colleagues with a disability (ervaringsdeskundigen) a workshop about accesibility for leisure entrepeneurs like owners…

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Inclusive play in the city of Assen Netherlands

Assen is a city situated in the north of the Netherlands. The voice of children is important for this city. Four years ago the city started the Children’s council of Assen. The children’s councel consists of 33 children, one elected child from every primary school in the city. This year Luna is elected as the…

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DCDD Quick guide Inclusive Education

I’m very happy  to share with you the second Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education! I have provided the input about inclusion in the schoolyard. This ‘quick guide’ focuses specifically on practical tools and resources, which programme coordinators can use to move towards more inclusive education programmes. It also gives a brief overview of key…

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