The European Day of Protest for the Equality of People with Disabilities was established in 1992 by the representative organizations Interessenvertretungen Selbstbestimmt Leben Deutschland (ISL)
and is celebrated annually. On May 5, the Council of Europe's Europe Day also takes place. This day was chosen as a day of protest to emphasize that all people should be equal throughout Europe and that a constant effort is required to achieve indispensable legal foundations for the equality of people with disabilities.
In the German society there are massive challenges for the future. On the one hand, the energy supply, climate protection and mobility, also aging or shortage of skilled workers are just some of them. Accessibility is a challenge: for people who encounter it every day and for those who work to implement it. It is not only the prerequisite for a self-determined life of people with disabilities, but also enables equal participation in everyday life, in social and political developments. Accessibility benefits society as a whole, and it also contributes to sustainability. Because a barrier-free world is more livable for everyone – especially when you think about young families with baby carriages and other vehicles, such as running bikes, etc., or also about demographic changes.
At the University of Mannheim, the Representative for Employees and Students with a Disability is committed to removing barriers for students and employees.
Students with disabilities can contact Alexander Holzer if they have questions about studying and/
Andreas Wick and his deputy are the contact persons for employees with disabilities in science and administration. Among other things, they advise on workplaces suitable for the disabled and provide assistance with questions regarding the Social Security Code.
The Disability Representation is open to your concerns and will gladly support you at the University of Mannheim.
Interested in more information and events?
- 5.5.2023 from 1 to 4 p.m.: „Wirklich teilhaben?!“, campaign day on 5 May 2023 for all people with and without disabilities – Bismarckplatz Heidelberg
- 5.5.2023 from 1 to 6:30 p.m.: Aktionstag „Inklusion genießen“, Gesundheitstreffpunkt Mannheim – Bundesgartenschau Mannheim, open-air stage Parkschale
- 5.5.2023 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Handiclapped – Konzert und Party zum Protesttag zur Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderung – Participation via stream (free of charge) or live at the Peter Edel Education and Cultural Center, Berliner Allee 125, Berlin possible