The global uncertainty connected to the corona situation means that The Rehabilitation International 24th World Congress has now been postponed for one year.

The congress will take place 7-9 September 2021.

The International Executive Congress Committee would like to express a big gratitude for the massive interest from stakeholders all over the world. We feel sure that your engagement and energy will remain strong, and that we will be able to keep the global rehabilitation agenda flying high for another twelve months.

The congress vision of MOVING SOCIETIES, the venue in Aarhus, Denmark, and the energy of the congress team will stay the same.

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Mark your calendars on September 7-9 in 2021. We Still Count You In.

The International Executive Congress Committee, Mdm Zhang Haidi, Francois Perl, Teuta Rexhepi, Gunner Gamborg, Claus Vinther Nielsen and Jan S. Johansen.


From 7-9 September 2021, the Danish city of Aarhus will host the 24th Rehabilitation International World Congress under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary.

Watch a 4-minute film about the RI World Congress 2021.

The vision of the RI World Congress 2021 is MOVING SOCIETIES. The aim of the congress is to be a global platform, motor and stepping stone for rehabilitation to continue moving societies.

With an ambition that rehabilitation can move and develop societies, the congress wants to further develop rehabilitation in a direction that ensures optimal frameworks, conditions and opportunities for everyone.

The focus will not be limited to compensatory efforts, but instead a further development of societies that recognize, respect and include all citizens.

The congress program will reflect five different perspectives on rehabilitation: Individual, Scientific, Society, Professional Practice, and Policy perspectives.

The organizers anticipate 2,500 participants from 50-60 countries.


Over three days, participants can look forward to an exciting and inspiring mix of professional presentations (Key Notes, Plenary Sessions, Master Classes, Posters, Workshops etc.), practical examples, a large exhibition area, guided tours, study visits, cultural events and much more.

The RI World Congress 2021 is a unique opportunity to support and build networks and to cooperate on long term activities which may inspire national and international rehabilitation agendas.


Everyone is invited to participate in and contribute to the RI World Congress 2021. This includes professionals working within the field of rehabilitation, NGOs, practitioners, politicians, students and people with an interest in or personal experience with rehabilitation.


The congress is organized by the non-profit NGO Rehabilitation International Denmark, in collaboration with the Municipality of Aarhus, the Central Denmark Region and the Marselisborg Center. Other partners include Aarhus University, VisitAarhus, Danish.Care and CareWare.

To register or learn more about the congress, visit www.riworldcongress2020.com

Welcome message from Ms. Zhang Haidi, President of Rehabilitation International for the RI World Congress 2020