About the Strategic Partnership for Inclusion

The Strategic Partnership for Inclusion is a Strategic National Agency Cooperation. It aims to increase the participation of young people with fewer opportunities and facilitate access of new organisations in the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Strategic approach​

The Strategic Partnership for Inclusion is organised in 4 different strands, each dedicated to the target groups that are under- represented in Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps.

  • Young people experiencing barriers because of disabilities and/or health issues.
  • Young people in a NEET situation.
  • Young people living in rural areas.
  • Young people facing barriers in a post-migration society (e.g. due to migration background, refugee- or asylum status).

The national agencies in the strands collaborate strategically by following the same phases:

Mapping NAs identify organisations working with the target group in their country. In this way we gain insight in the needs and expectations of organisations and young people. Each NA decides how to approach this taking into account their national context.
National events National agencies organise a national event that is geared towards their context. We build on the mapping phase by inviting the organisations and tackling the needs and expectations that were identified in it. These events create a space for exchange and encounters between national agencies and organisations. While NAs try to gain more insight in the needs and expectations, we also introduce organisations to the possibilities in the Erasmus+ and Europeans Solidarity Programmes.
International events Once national agencies gained enough insight in the expectations and needs of organisations, we organise international events that responds to these. Capacity building is at the heart of international events: we support organisations in developing project management skills and create a stimulating environment to foster partnerships. Formats are for example study-visits and trainings.
Follow-up We keep supporting organisations that participated in a national or international event. Depending on the needs and expectations, national agencies focus on mentoring and coaching.
Monitoring We monitor the national and international activities to show the efforts of national agencies.

Next to following the same phases, the strategic approach is reflected and strengthened by regular strand meetings. Here the goal is to exchange information and knowledge, to develop common work plans, and to co-create projects. In this way the Strategic Partnership for Inclusion develops activities and tools that strengthen the participation of young people in vulnerable situations.

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