inSPIre week for inclusion

Get fresh inclusion ideas from the 'inSPIre week for inclusion' that was held from 28 June to 2 July 2021. A perfect occasion to get to get inspired to organise inclusive projects with young people with a disability/health conidtion, young people in NEET situation and rural youth!


Monday 28/6: Onboarding - see what happened

inSPIre week for Inclusion - opening session
(by Lorraine Gilligan, Leargas, Ireland & Tony Geudens, SALTO Inclusion & Diversity)
Why don't young people with fewer opportunities participate in international projects and what can we do about it
(by Andreas Rosellen, Transfer e.V, Germany)


Tuesday 29/6: Focus on health & diverse abilities

Why should disability (not) be visible in youth projects?
(by Kamil Goungor, ENIL, Belgium)
Empowering people through music and safe spaces
(by Áslaug Einarsdóttir, Girls Rock, Iceland)
The magic of circus & theatre to work with mixed ability groups
(by Karl-Heinz Stark, Kassel city, Germany)

Wednesday 30/6: Focus on NEET

Building strong working relationships with young people not in education or training
(by Danielle McCann, Ballymun Job Centre, Ireland)
Play for change (KA2 project), how games can make a difference for inclusion
(by Vanda Aroujo & Luis Saldanha, Red Cross Braga, Portugal))
Changing social work: the use of non-formal education with extremely vulnerable NEETs through innovative approaches
by Gonçalo Santos, Associaçao CAIS, Portugal)


Reaching out to young people in NEET via online tools
by Karolina Brabcova,, Czech Republic)

Gamification as a tool for learning engagement
by Natalja Gudakovska, Association of Educational Games and Methods, Latvia)

Thursday 1/7: Focus on Rural youth

Young people in rural areas, what do they need, what can you offer?"
(by Fiona O'Grady, Limerick Youth Service, Ireland)
(by Danielle McCann, Ballymun Job Centre, Ireland)
Cycling Cinema - how European projects can bring action to local communities
by Leo Kasserer, Cubic, Austra)
Finding your voice through stories
by Tom O'Rahilly & Mark Guerin, Leprechaun museum, Ireland)

    Geocaching to discover the beauty of the countryside
by Romans Beskrovnijs & Iveta Jermolajeva, Youth for City-City for Youth, Latvia)

Friday 2/7: Looking to the future

Inclusion & Diversity in the new EU Youth Programmes
(by Hanna Schüssler, DE NA & Christine Olsson, SE DE)
The new ID Strategy for Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps
(by Tony Geudens, SALTO I&D)
What will be happening in the Strategic Partnership on Inclusion
(by Hanna Schüssler, DE NA, Jane Carter, IE NA & Anja Frohner, AT NA)


This 'inSPIre week for Inclusion' was organised for youth workers and managers from organisations that work with NEET, rural youth and diverse abilities/health and Erasmus+/ESC NAs (youth). This was a great opportunity to connect to like-minded organisations/persons - online but hopefully soon again in 'real life'!

This event was hosted by Leargas (Irish NA) and has been made possible by the Strategic Partnership for Inclusion & SALTO Inclusion & Diversity ( The sessions were facilitated by Mieke Neven McMahon, A. Biba Rebolj and Laimonas Ragauskas.

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