diversity, integration, social inclusion, minorities

Japan & the Netherlands

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


Migrascope in Europe

Inclusive works is one of the partners in the new, EU-funded, project  Migrascope. Aim is to foster the integration of migrants into the labor market.

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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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CDA-elder statesman accuses Buma of polarising the debate on integration

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Source: DutchNews


Muslims in the EU

The vast majority of Muslims in the EU have a high sense of trust in democratic institutions despite experiencing widespread discrimination and harassment, a major survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The survey captures the experiences of Muslim immigrants and their EU-born children, revealing that public attitudes have changed all too little over the last decade. 



Photo exhibition in Hirado, Japan

On 11 August 2017 our photo exhibition Japan & the Netherlands was officially opened at the Hirado Dutch Trading Post, Japan. The Dutch Trading Post (平戸オランダ商館, Hirado Oranda Shōkan) was set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the Dutch East India Company in Japan.The opening was a wonderful way of experiencing the interest of Japanese people (or foreigners living in Japan) in how Japan has, and keeps, influencing the Netherlands. And, at the same time, the living influences that the Netherlands has exerted on Japan.


We are very thankful to everyone in the Netherlands and Japan who helps us in this endeavor.


Opening of the Photo-exhibition in Utrecht

On 7 april 2017 the photo-exhibition Japan and the Netherlands, organised by Inclusive works, was opened in Utrecht.   Have a look at the video of the opening, listen to mayor Jan van Zanen and  minister Setsuko Kawahara of the Japanese Embassy,  and see the price winning video in which a photographer shows his motivation to participate in the photo-competition on the relation between Japan and the Netherlands



And the winner is...... Hans Spijker!

During the official opening of the exhibition "Japan & the Netherlands" in Utrecht, the winner of the motivational video prize was announced. The video sent by Hans Spijker was deemed as the best by the jury. All the other videos were also wonderful as they shared the background stories of different individuals who participated in the competition.


Inclusive Works: one of the 7 European partners in Migrascope

In January 2017 the Eu-funded project Migrascope has taken-off! Inclusive Works is one of the seven European partners in the project. The objective of the project is to increase the access to work and foster integration at the workplace for migrants. By focusing on the capacity building of both migrants and employers, several important objectives will be targeted:

  • Implement new good practices of integration at the workplace through the method of transnational work-shadowing among employers;

  • Build the capacity of migrants through better management of their expectations;

  • Build the capacity of employers by addressing their expectations or disappointments and by breaking stereotypes;

  • Identify and empower successful migrant entrepreneurs who would act as role models;

  • Facilitate the access to work and reduce barriers by developing innovative and interactive e-tools.


Smile; a small but significant act of inclusion!

2017 has started with some very negative news. Hate, intolerance and exclusion is seen in politics (in the USA), acts of terrorism (against Muslims in Canada) and surge of anti-migrant incidents (as the fire on an refugee centre in Twello, the Netherlands).

What can YOU do? Smile to someone who might be feeling unwelcome. This is a small, but significant act of Inclusion!


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Japan & the Netherlands publication

To accompany the exhibition, we have issued a publication information (in Dutch and English) about the project and the best 20 photos submitted. This publication can be purchased directly from Inclusive Works for 5.00 euros (excluding postage). Please email info@inclusiveworks.eu to purchase your copy today!



Diversity in ethnicity, nationality, gender and the elderly in our children's books

Inclusive Works has a selection of Children's books aand handbags to choose from. 

Let us know 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)

Support us by buying a Smiley bag!

Our really cute and happy 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).

Let us know through the Contact us page how many of which items you would like to order!

You (and everyone who sees it) will enjoy this handbag!