diversity, integration, social inclusion, minorities

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Inclusive Works undertakes projects, carries out studies and provides consultancy services with the aim of creating more inclusive societies ...

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Children's Stories Competition

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Research

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Welcome to Inclusive Works

Inclusive Works undertakes projects, carries out studies and provides consultancy services with the aim of creating more inclusive societies in which each individual can participate fully and equally.

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Door -to-Door: Social Inclusion in a multi-ethnic problem neighbourhood

Social inclusion of people who are long-term unemployed is a major challenge, in particular in densely populated large city neighbourhoods such as the Schilderswijk in The Hague (Netherlands). Many of those citizens feel trapped in a cycle of unemployment, stigma, poverty and complex social problems. The Hague developed a social case management intervention to increase participation and employment of long-term unemployed parents: the Door-to-Door approach (DTD). The Trimbos Institute conducted an effectiveness study to evaluate the impact of this approach.

Main findings

Occupational participation including voluntary work increased in 40% of 111 persons in the DTD programme compared to 27% in 85 persons in the control group whom had been offered a minimum of support. Also 5% of DTD participants gained and kept paid competitive or supported employment during follow-up, against none of the control participants. These differences are relatively small but significant.

Source: Trimbos

Human resources professionals would benefit from discrimination training

With the rise in discrimination research, the public is becoming more aware of how human resources (HR) professionals might discriminate when handling their applications for a vacancy. A recent case was that of Yassine M. who after being rejected, sent his CV again with a more Dutch-native name and one year of work experience less. He was soon contacted by a HR professional asking him to come for an interview. In this piece, the author provides four possible and different explanations for the HR professional's behaviour. Most of these the result of indirect discrimination.

Source: Laura Coello Eertink for Sociale Vraagstukken

No additional stories will be published by Clavis Publishers as result of the 2014 international children's stories competition

During the awards ceremony of our international children's stories competition, Clavis Publishers announced that the best stories would be re-read by them. Possibly, one or more stories would be selected and published. Clavis Publishers has finished reading the best stories and decided that no additional stories will be published.

The only two stories that will be illustrated and published as children's books are the two winning stories:

De Grote vijf by Bella Makatini (category 1-3 years)
What can your grandma do? by Anne Sawan (category 4-6 years).

 

The winners of the 2015 international children's stories competition

In november 2014 we announced the two winners of our 2014 international children's stories competition.

 

The winner of the 1-3 years category is Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, the Netherlands. 

 
 
 

The winner of the category 4-6 years is Anne Sawan, from the United States of America.

 
 

Each winner has written a short background piece about themselves. You can read their pieces here.

Winners International Children's Stories Competition 2014

And the winning stories of the International Children's Stores Competition are: ''De grote vijf''  in the 1-3 age category by Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, The Netherlands and ''What can your Grandma do?'' in the 4-6 age category by  Anne Sawan from Medfield, USA!

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Many congratulations to both of you!

 

'Kroepoek and Saté' was unveiled

On 13 June 2015, the beautiful children's book 'Kroepoek and Saté was unveiled to the public. At children's book 'Benjamin' in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands the book was read to by Sesame Street presentor Gerda Havertong. The children (and the adults) enjoyed it enormously. At the end, Apeldoorn's Alderman for Culture told the public that, just like him, many of the children in the book were from abroad, or had parents that were from abroad. But that makes it even more interesting for children to interact, get to know each other and play games. 

The book can be purchased through our contact website

The first training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms' completed!

The first group of employees and managers of temporary employment agencies has completed the training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms'!

Inclusive Works offers this training, together with Art.1 MN, to managers and employees of in temporary employment agencies.

The training consists of three sessions. The first session strengthens the participant's knowledge of discrimination law and how to apply this in their daily work. In the second session, the (unconscious) selection mechanisms and processes that lead to indirect discrimination are discussed. In the third session realistic solutions are sought and existing solutions (good practices) are presented to transform discriminatory requests into neutral requests.

 

We thank the participants for their active and positive contribution during the training!

For more information or to request our training? Please contact us!