Everyone at the same table!?

More on the topic of participation

Thanks to participation, everyone can help shape their environment. It doesn’t matter whether they have social, societal or physical limitations. In this way, tolerance strengthens and consolidates a society. If participation is no longer assured, a society can become imbalanced. Given such a breeding ground, devaluation, exclusion and intolerance towards people can grow. Equal rights are a foundation of democracy. They had to be hard-won. For centuries, only White men were allowed to vote. Women, workers and later so-called Gastarbeiter (“guest workers”) had to struggle to gain political co-determination. That is still the case today. If these people do not participate, important opinions and perspectives on our society and our coexistence will go lost.