Embracing Diversity

A guide to diversity management for organisations active in intercultural youth work.

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How can differences become a source of learning rather than conflict or prejudice?

This is a key question individuals and organisations have been reflecting upon and trying to answer. International youth work offers organisations and individuals a unique opportunity to learn with and from positive encounters with differences.

This publication aims at equipping organisations involved in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes and in other youth work activities with the necessary competences to embrace human differences and make their programmes and organisations more inclusive

It is key to understand and address barriers and this publication can help organisations involved with training and youth work to integrate diversity management at all levels and use an inclusive lens in their internal practices as well as their programmes.

Diversity asks, “Who’s in the room?”
Equity responds: “Who is trying to get in the room but can’t? Whose presence in the room is under constant threat of erasure?”

The following pages provide a starting point for anyone who wants to:

  • get familiar with or dive deeper into the topic of diversity management for youth organisations,
  • including a theoretical background,
  • opportunities for reflection &
  • tips for implementation.

We encourage you as a reader to, as much as possible, use this handbook together with your team: reflect about your individual competences, your work with participants and your organisational structures and practices. What is important is that we start doing the work.


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