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Embracing Inclusion: Cross-sectoral Transnational Conference

Conference – Symposium - Forum

22-24 April 2020 | Birmingham, United Kingdom

The cross-sectoral transnational ‘Embracing Inclusion’ conference will gather and disseminate the realities, achievements and aspirations of national and international inclusion projects under the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

This 3-day conference will emphasize the cooperation between different sectors (Youth, VET, Adult Ed., formal education, third sector, etc.), as well as between different programme countries, in order to create better opportunities for people with fewer opportunities and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the education and the labour market.

Thematic focus

"Embracing Inclusion" will concentrate on four specific inclusion topics relevant to young people and young adults:

  • Support for those in NEET situation / facing economic obstacles
  • Building resilience against extremism or radicalisation
  • Strategies for those from disadvantaged rural areas / facing geographical obstacles
  • Approaches to assist people with health issues, disability and mental (ill) health

Programme Outline

  • April 21 - Arrival day and evening reception                
  • April 22 (Day 1) - Sharing different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels
  • April 23 (Day 2) - Celebrating the achievements of Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps by learning about/presenting successful practices, approaches, projects and networks    
  • April 24 (Day 3) - Reflecting on potential areas for improvements to make the successor programmes more inclusive and accessible
  • April 25 - Departure day

Main Objectives

  • To explore different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels and to examine the links to the EU priorities and strategies.
  • To exchange the variety of ways, challenges and good practice of working with people with fewer opportunities and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources, tools and methods on working with people with fewer opportunities.
  • To promote the value of international collaboration for people with fewer opportunities and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
  • To look ahead to future collaboration opportunities, mapping routes to increased cooperation on inclusion.

Target Group

Embracing Inclusion will bring together 80-100 beneficiaries and stakeholders relevant to the above topics areas and with the following profile: 

  • Erasmus+ beneficiaries delivering inclusion focused projects
  • Newcomers in the field of inclusion but experienced in the international level/E+:YIA,
  • Organisations experienced in national level inclusivity development programmes but not working on international level/E+:YIA,
  • Young people or young adults particularly those with inclusion experience or background,
  • Other stakeholders with regards to inclusion of YPFO,
  • Representatives from the National Agencies and SALTO resource  centres

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 80-100 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Erasmus+ UK National Agency (National Agency)

The UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. This page sets out how you can contact us for advice and guidance on Erasmus+.

Contact for questions:

TCA team


Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8947

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The UK National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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