Large sections of the European population are excluded from the benefits of economic and social progress. The different forms of disadvantages related to educational attainment, gender, age, physical status or ethnic background have been exacerbated by the crisis. For many years this problem was referred to as 'exclusion' but is now re-framed and rephrased into 'inclusion' to offer direction and to encourage new thinking. In the challenges ahead we are looking for the benefits for all by offering these minorities different ways to empower themselves, the capacity to act, and the chance to show the revenues for society. Article by Tony van Acquoy (TSIF) for the EurObserver AEGEE-Groningen, June 2013.