‘Inclusive Municipality’ is a cooperation project of the twin cities of Leipzig and Addis Ababa. The project aims at developing inclusive measures in education and culture, and introducing them to the public. For us, inclusion means diversity. Inclusion shows that being different is normal. Moreover, it connects separated worlds.
The twin cities of Leipzig and Addis Ababa are different and diverse. We want to learn from each other and work together in this project. Jointly, we develop ideas on how people with disabilities are able to participate fully in community life.
The Office for International Affairs of the city of Leipzig implements the project in cooperation with the Addis Ababa City Government, and partners involved in education and culture. Engagement Global provides funding for the project under the ‘Partnership Projects for Sustainable Local Development’ (Nakopa) programme.