We Are Launching a Social Inclusion Campaign

Press release: Mihai Eminescu Trust launches the social inclusion campaign “In-cluded. Ex-cluded. When a syllable changes destinies.”

Monday, November 20, 2023, Sighișoara:

The Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET) Foundation, through its project in the village of Archita, “THE BARN: Experiential Laboratory for Inclusive Civic Engagement”, launches the social inclusion campaign “In-clus. Ex-cluded. When a syllable changes destinies.” It takes place between November 20 and 29, 2023, on the social media pages of the Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/MihaiEminescuTrust) and the project (https://www.facebook.com/LaboratorSURA).

Social inclusion is a part of our lives and affects us all directly or indirectly. Whether we are talking about Petruța, our neighbor left alone and without any help, or about Camelia, the lady who has been unemployed for a long time and is unable to get a job again, or about David, a very clever Roma boy with whom his neighbors are reluctant to play with, because his clothes are old and not very clean. Social inclusion refers to all people who belong to vulnerable groups: people with disabilities, those with a low level of education, those from marginalized areas or people in a period of social reintegration, drug users, or victims of human trafficking.

14 years after the integration into the European Union, the rate of risk of poverty or social exclusion for the over 65 age group was 33.9% in Romania, compared to the European rate of 18.7%. Beyond figures and statistics, numbers and rigid calculations, behind every data, some souls are stirring, souls like ours. 84% of children with parents with a low level of education were at risk of poverty or social exclusion three years ago, compared to 5 in 100 children with parents with a high level of education (university and postgraduate).

Participate in the virtual brainstorming that the Foundation is setting up, through which we aim to find 100 SOCIAL INCLUSION IDEAS, inspired by the projects in which you are involved. We are working on a collection of 100 SOCIAL INCLUSION IDEAS, which will appear in a joint guide of several NGOs and social inclusion initiatives. Write down your idea or ideas in a message to the email address: contact@mihaieminescutrust.ro, by November 29, the date on which the MET campaign ends.


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