Inclusive Works actively invests in the creation of more inclusive societies. We do so by advising organisations how to include and embed diversity in their day to day work. By developing and executing projects that help build sustainable connections between individuals and groups in society. By carrying out high quality research that helps us better understand the rationale and processes behind decisions and actions. And by undertaking evaluations of our own work, as well as of the initiatives of others.


Society belongs to all of us. Every single person is a member of society and shapes it through their actions – visibly or modestly, directly or indirectly. Each individual has something unique to offer to society: special talents or skills, ideas, plans and the determination to carry these out. Differences – whether in age, culture, gender, ability, religion or sexual orientation – is welcome, as it brings valuable new perspectives and approaches.

A positive attitude to diversity is necessary to put our special talents to use and make something innovative and exciting. 



We work with (freelance) researchers and professionals with a solid background in both theory and practice. Because of that, we are perfectly positioned to carry out projects, research and provide advisory services on anti-discrimination, diversity, inclusive thinking and working, integration, minority affairs, nationalism and political affairs revolving around these themes. We also work with a professional mediator and voluntary coaches who have worked with people of various backgrounds.


Our research teams is composed by a mix of PhD. and Master graduates of history, social sciences, comparative politics, cultural anthropology and psychology.


Members of the Board


 Peter Zwaga, Chair of the Board
 Peter Zwaga was, until recently, the Press Officer  and Communications Advisor at FORUM, Dutch Institute for Multicultural Affairs
   Vera Marinelli, Board Secretary
  Vera Marinelli studied International Relations at     Utrecht University. After graduation, she as Policy Officer dealing with migration and integration affairs. She also contributed to the welfare of residents of social housing by participating in the board, as Secretary, of a tenant's organisation.

  Ferdinand Hage, Treasurer
  Ferdinand Hage has been the treasurer for 
different (not for profit) organisations in the past.




Laura Coello Eertink, Director

Laura Coello Eertink is the founder and director of foundation Inclusive Works. She has worked in the social sciences (sector) since the year 2003. Starting in the Dutch council for vocational education, then in different international (European Union and World Bank) projects in the development assistance and since 2009 on the themes of migrant integration, diversity, anti-discrimination, social cohesion and justice and inclusion. Her worked comprises both performing academic research as well as developing projects with social impact. 

Download the full CV of Laura Coello (PDF)



Ellen Malaihollo-Tamaëla

Ellen Malaihollo-Tamaëla worked for years as a secretary at, among others, FORUM, Institute for multicultural affairs.




  Alexa Isabelle Ibadlit 

Alexa is a recent graduate from the University of Amsterdam with a Master of Science Degree in Political Science. She is eager to join the Inclusive Works Team as an intern so she can gain more insight on integration from both Dutch and European perspectives. 

We also work with the following
 Judith Ferrier, Thijs Koelink, Karin KuwaharaWilma Vis,    



Integrity code


  • Inclusive Works and people who are directly involved in it are aware that they may not incite hatred or the use of force and fully comply with this ethical norm.
  • The Directors, supervisors and representants of Inclusive Works have not been condemned for any crimes of this nature.
  • Inclusive Works has an equal opportunities policy.
  • We regard suppliers and partners who also have an integrity code with our patronage.
  • In addition, Inclusive Works and people who are directly involved in the organisation, seek and use the most sustainable ways of transportation, usage of office space and materials.




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Midsummer Canal Festival 

The Midzomergracht festival is a 10 day festival in Utrecht that celebrates gender and sexual diversity through activities in the fields of culture, debate and meeting, sports, and special exhibitions. Join us as we host our workshop on 'Hate Speech' at the festival on June 18 from 15:30-17:00 for 5 euros (Price includes: entrance, coffee/tea, and handbook). We will accept cash and debit card on the day! 

Employers and migrants workshop

On 8 March 2018 we hold an employers and migrants workshop at the Stadskantoor Utrecht. Want to participate? Please read the information on the invitation: Invitation Migrants and Employers meet each other.pdf


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 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!

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