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 (voluntary) coaches who have worked with people of various backgrounds and create work and volunteer opportunities for newcomers.


Our team 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. 



Maan Alhaj Omar, Volunteer

I am an architect and I am from Syria. From 2000 to 2006 I worked as a designer (in one partnership). I designed, among other things, a hospital, a school, a villa, flats and an airport in Aleppo. Between 2006 to 2014 I led a municipal urban design office with 15 people who worked zoning plans and an urban development plan master plan for Aleppo.
I am now a volunteer at Inclusive Works to practice my Dutch language skills.




  Manny Ghoul
I am from Algeria and live in Netherlands since February 2018.
I am trained Neurologist and worked in Algeria seven years as a Neurologist.

I am now in the process of having my diploma recognised in the Netherlands to be allowed to work here as a Neurologist

As a volunteer at Inclusive Works, i want to improve my dutch, continue developing my work skills and prepare myself for when I can work as a Neurologist in the Netherlands.  

Solveig Kreinsen, Volunteer

Solveig is a recent graduate from the University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in European Studies. Now she is studying Legal Research in Utrecht and 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 Kuwahara,
Wilma Vis,    




Integrity code


Our integrity code serves as a baseline for fundamental principles that are essential to our employees and other affiliated people when working for or assisting projects of Inclusive Works. The integrity code includes fundamental principles on human rights, equal opportunities and minority protection. This means, for example, that 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. Our Directors, supervisors and representatives of Inclusive Works have never been condemned for any crimes of this nature. 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. 

Here you can find the full version of our integrity code: Integrity Code.pdf

And here you can find our internet protocol: Internet Protocol.pdf




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Combating Hate Speech

Inclusive Works has been pushing forward the agenda to help combat Hate Speech. With our Manual, lessons and workshops, for instance, we have reached minorities and majorities alike and informed them about the concrete steps they can take if they encounter Hate Speech. We are now, together with the students of the Arts Academy of Utrecht (HKU) developing new tools to make this information even more accessible for everyone.


Work Ethics

Inclusive Works likes to make sure that its employees and other people who are directly involved in the organisation are aware that they may not incited hatred or discriminate in order to fully comply with these ethical norms. Are you curious which concrete values Inclusive Works adheres to?

Here you can find the full version of our integrity code: Integrity Code.pdf

And here you can find our internet protocol: Internet Protocol.pdf