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Inclusion & Diversity Forum

Conference – Symposium - Forum

16-19 November 2020 | Ostend, Belgium - FL

The ID Forum was POSTPONED to 2021! More information about the new dates soon.

VENUE: De Grote Post, Hendrik Serruyslaan 18a, 8400 Oostende

2020 will be the last year of the current Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps, with the new generation of the programmes waiting for us around the corner. A common Inclusion & Diversity Strategy for both formal & non-formal education sectors is being finalised and some new formats and possibilities will be introduced. It is the moment to wave the inclusion & diversity flag, state once again why it is important to have it on the top of our agendas and to showcase the work that has been done so far.

There is also a need to take some time to reflect on what we have achieved and how to build further on existing knowledge and experiences to get us prepared for the future challenges. In order to do this the Forum is going to bring important stakeholders and ID professionals and volunteers, across Europe, together to look back & forward on achievements, exchange ideas, share practices and learn from each other to be ready for the new programmes.

The event will focus on inclusion & diversity in the broad sense (following the definition of the young people with fewer opportunities) and offer space for working on different issues. This is THE forum for anyone in the field to get new information, inspiration, methods and partners.

Special attention will be given to the new Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and to the kick-off of new programmes, but also the KA3 NA projects, KA2 beneficiaries’ projects and Strategic Partnership on Inclusion outcomes could be presented, as well as new and inspiring initiatives. Important is to give voice to young people with fewer opportunities themselves and to hear their opinions, testimonials…

General aim:

To create greater visibility for inclusion & diversity and build bridges between stakeholders active in the field within the EU youth programmes (Erasmus+: Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps).


•To celebrate inclusion & diversity achievements in the current EU youth programmes

•To get inspired and learn from each other, through showcasing and partnership building 

•To get ready for the next generation of EU youth programmes and new Inclusion & Diversity strategy for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps

Profile of the participants:

  • Professionals and volunteers working directly with young people with fewer opportunities from different sectors: youth workers, youth leaders, coaches, social workers…
  • Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps beneficiaries working on Inclusion & Diversity
  • Policy makers working on Inclusion & Diversity issues
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • NA Inclusion & Diversity Officers
  • Members of the NA horizontal working group on Inclusion
  • Able to work in (international) English
  • +18 years old

Important information on COVID-19

We are working to ensure a COVID 19-safe event that will comply with the recommendations of local and the Belgian Federal Health Authorities. That includes:

  • Being in touch with service providers (hotel, venue, catering) to make adjustments: e.g.participants will be accommodated in single rooms.
  • Being in touch with local and national authorities to be updated on health regulations and protocols
  • Adjustments to the group size and programme, to assure physical distancing
  • Additionally, some programme elements will be organised with an online dimension to give the chance to more participants to attend the ID Forum and as alternative, in case travel restrictions are in place.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 50 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

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):



SALTO Inclusion & Diversity (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Henrique Gonçalves


Phone: +3222090720

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 National Agencies (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 (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

SALTO I&D will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or 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.

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