Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

Shopping cart

Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

Overview: The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

Visitor Centre

Labour

Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Social Affairs

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Europe and the World

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Services

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

Shopping cart

Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

The Ministry

Overview: The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

Visitor Centre

Participation

Participation and inclusion

The Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany stipulates that no one may be discriminated against due to a disability.

People with disabilities want to live their lives like people without disabilities. They want to be mobile and able to deal with their day-to-day lives without outside help. That is their right. The Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany stipulates that no one may be discriminated against due to a disability. One of the fundamental tasks of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), as the lead ministry on the issue, is to establish equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and make it possible for them to participate as equals in society and the workplace. Legislation on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities (the BGG), legislation on the principle of equal treatment (the AGG), the Ninth Book of the Social Code (SGB IX) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provide the framework for this policy at national and international level.

For people with disabilities, the ministry focuses on training and employment, rehabilitation and the establishment of accessibility in the comprehensive sense. In the context of Germany's eGovernment Strategy in the area of inclusion and participation, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is also responsible for the Einfach-Teilhaben.de internet platform.

Participation