REHACARE Newsletter | View in browser | Deutsch | Print
Photo: REHACARE header

BGG in Germany: Free arbitration in case of dispute

Dear Sir or Madam,

preventing the discrimination of people with disabilities from being disadvantaged and ensuring their equal and accessible participation in life in society - these are the objectives of the The Federal Act on the Equalization of Disabled Persons (BGG). This should enable a self-determined lifestyle. But in practice, however, things often look quite different. For this reason, the arbitration board BGG was set up in December 2016. We asked the staff members Anne Katrin Lutz and Dr. Rica Werner who exactly under what circumstances can turn to the arbitration board.

Have a nice day,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


How We Roll
Topic of the Month
We asked
Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Service
Advertising Opportunities

"The BGG Arbitration Body is a solid tool to file for rights violation complaint at no charge"

We asked ...

Photo: The arbitrators and the members of the BGG conciliation board's office: Anne Katrin Lutz, Dr. Rica Werner, Antje Halamoda and Sabine Tekir; Copyright: Die Hoffotografen GmbH
The Federal Act on the Equalization of Disabled Persons (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz), BGG, intends to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination. However, the Act still has a long way to go before it facilitates equal participation in social life and self-determination, while it also requires content adaptation. That being said, all citizens have the chance to assert their rights. In December 2016, the BGG arbitration body was created to mediate between people with disabilities and so-called public authorities, that is to say, administrative offices and authorities at the federal level such as pension funds or the Employment Agency for example.
Click here for the current interview
Click here for all interviews of "We asked ..."

Stroke: An instant that changed a life

Topic of the Month

Photo: Marina Fraas; Copyright: private
"I make the best of it, in spite of the impairment, for the sake of inclusion." At 20, Marina Fraas experiences a turning point in her life thanks to a stroke. At the time, she finds her calling. As an Ambassador for Inclusion, she fights and stands up for others.
Click here for the article in the Topic of the Month
Click here for the Topic of the Month
To top

Fidi Baum – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Fidi Baum; Copyright: Andi Weiland
Fidi Baum discovered the love of German rap thanks to the Fantastischen Vier. Like Smudo, Thomas D and Michi Beck, Graf Fidi also has a touch of humour, which he incorporates into his lyrics. However, he did not make his musical passion to his profession. In return, he is a social pedagogue with heart and soul and is committed to the topic of inclusion. What his first official act as a federal disability commissioner would be and why Ryan Gosling would be suitable to impersonate Graf Fidi in a film, he tells at
Click here for the current interview
Click here for all "How we roll" interviews
To top

What has happened at REHACARE 2017?


Graphic: REHACARE 2017 review; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
You haven't been to REHACARE and would like to know what happened in the exhibition halls? Or you want to refresh your memories? We have summarized the highlights of all trade fair days for you. Watch videos and photos online and get the REHACARE trade fair feeling at home.
Click here for the review of REHACARE 2017
To top

Newsletter Service

You like this newsletter? Please recommend us to your colleagues and/or acquaintances sending the link

If you have difficulties with your order or want to get in contact with the editorial team, please write an e-mail to

Subscribe to newsletter here

Advertising Opportunities

As an official partner of Messe Düsseldorf, beta-web markets exclusive forms of advertisements to exhibitors of the REHACARE.

You want to be part of the newsletter and reach interested readers with your advertising message? Then contact us at or call us: 0049 – 228 9193735.

For more information on our available forms of advertisements, please see our Media Kit.

Click here for the website of beta-web GmbH
Legal disclaimer

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phone: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

County Court Düsseldorf HRB 63

Board of Managing Directors: Wolfram N. Diener (Chairman), Bernhard J. Stempfle, Erhard Wienkamp

Chairman of Supervisory Board: Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH processes personal data relating to you. You can find more information - also on your rights - in the privacy policy of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH available at In principle, i.e. subject to legal restrictions, you may at any time object to the processing of your personal data either on the aforementioned website, via e-mail to or via postal mail to Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, G2-RV, PF 101006, 40001 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube

If you do not wish to receive our newsletter any more, please click here.