Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion (in the Human Development Area)

In this context, Social Inclusion means:

the European commission defines social inclusion as “a process which ensures that those at risk of poverty and social exclusion gain the opportunities and resources necessary to participate fully in economic, social and cultural life and to enjoy a standard of living and well-being that is considered normal in the society in which they live. It ensures that they have greater participation in decision making which affects their lives and access to their fundamental rights (as defined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union)” (European Commission, 2004).