diversity, integration, social inclusion, minorities

Japan & the Netherlands

A photography exhibition that showscases Japanese influences in the Dutch public and private space and viceversa ...


Write & Unite

The members of the jury have now choosen the two winning stories. The winners and their stories will be announced on 18 November 2016...


5 year jubilee celebration

On the 23 June 2016 we celebrated our fifth birthday with a human rights event. See how you can become involved...


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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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Write & Unite; our children's stories competition in the news

De Gelderlander, a regional newspaper, published on 23 November 2016 a piece on Write & Unite. The piece draws attention to the fact that one of the winners, Carolijn Leisink winner of the category 1-3 years, is an inhabitant of the region 'Gelderland'.

Photo: Catherine McEntee


Write & Unite 2016: Award Ceremony

Inclusive Works held this year's Write & Unite Award Ceremony at Theater Schiller Place Royale, in Utrecht. The lively event included a friendly welcome, and an interactive discussion with this year’s competitors and their experience of the competition. The Jury Report for the competition was read to the audience and the winners announced. The event was rounded off cheerfully with drinks and mingling. On a more sombre note, the Jury, organisers and audience took a moment to pay their respects to one of the past Jury members, Karen Woets who passed away in November 2016.

The winners of Write and Unite 2016:

Carolijn Leisink for age category 1-3

Alieke Bruins for age category 4-6


Tjepke Zijlstra winner of our photo competition 'Japan & Nederland'

On 27 October 2016, the winners of our "Japan & the Netherlands" photo competition were announced. Director of Japan Museum Sieboldhuis, Kris Schiermeier and Director of Inclusive Works, Laura Coello Eertink, unveiled the winning photos, as choosen by our jury, and gave the three winners their magnificent prizes.

The first prize was awarded to Tjepke Zijstra for his photo 'Hajime, the art of action' taken in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The second one went to Thea Simon for her photo 'Our kitchen table' taken in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The third prize was awarded to Joyce Aalsma for her photo 'Tulips and Windmill papercraft' taken in Tokyo, Japan.


Friday 7 October 2016: World Smile day

In 1963 Harvey Ball created the Smiley Face and became a world-wide known commercial artist. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.


Inclusive Works participates in this day with its “Smile; it's that easy to change the World” film and get involved campaign


We have also made the following people Smile:


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Looking for a nice Sinterklaas/ Santa Claus present?

Inclusive Works has a selection of Children's books aand handbags to choose from. Let us through the Contact us page how many of which items you would like to order!

Available in: Dutch only

Price: 14,95 euro (excluding postage)

Available in: English, Dutch and French

Price: 14,95 euro (excluding postage)

Available in: English and Dutch

Price: 12,95 euro (excluding postage)

The handbags can be purchased in Black, Brown and White:


  • The large handbags (with 2 handles) cost 50 euro (excluding shipment costs)
  • The small handbags (one strap) cost 40 euro (excluding shipment costs).


Four writing workshops: a great success!

On Sunday 28 August 2016 our final writing workshop took place in Utrecht. Utrecht-based children's stories writer and illustrator Elsbeth de Ruijter gave a workshop on the relationshio between story and illustrations. We, the organisers and Elsbeth, were happy to experience the enthousiasm of the participants!

The writing workshops help potential participants of our 2016 Write & Unite have an even better understanding of what makes a children's story interesting, exciting, age-appropiate, etc.


The next writing workshop will take place in June 2017.

Below you will find photos of the four workshops that took place in 2016.





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