Inclusion & Diversity Forum 2024 in Ostend, Belgium (Fully Funded)

Open call for 130 participants to join the international conference "Inclusion & Diversity 2024" in Ostend, Belgium. The ID Forum is organised by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre. This forum is the place to be for everyone active in the inclusion & diversity field.

About I&D Forum

The I&D Forum will bring together 130 people from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries and Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU to interchange experience and practices and propose ideas to make the EU Youth programmes more inclusive and accessible to all.

The Inclusion & Diversity Forum 2024 is happening during the Belgian Presidency of the EU and mid-term evaluation of the EU Youth Programmes. On the one hand, SALTO I&D is evaluating and reflecting on the inclusion impact of and the achievements in the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ since their implementation in 2021. On the other hand, SALTO I&D is supporting the Belgian Presidency of the EU in the reflections on social inclusion.

Through this forum's implementation, we hope to use the lessons, ideas, and suggestions gained from these procedures to improve the inclusivity of the programs for both the present and the future. Thus, a major focus of this event will be the role of youth policy, lobbying, and advocacy for inclusion and diversity.

Forum objectives

- To learn from and exchange practices for advocating and lobbying for inclusion & diversity.

- To reflect on inclusion & diversity achievements in the current EU Youth Programmes and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

- To create an opportunity for dialogue and mutual support between Inclusion & Diversity Officers from Erasmus+ National Agencies, beneficiaries, and other I&D actors.

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The ID Forum will bring together around 130 participants who met the following criteria:

- A citizen or a legal resident in one of the following countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine).

- Aged over 18 years old, there is no maximum age limit.

- You are a youth leader, youth worker, social worker and work with young people with fewer opportunities regular in organisation or informal group

- Change makers, activists, and multipliers that are connected with youth work especially in the field of inclusion and diversity.

- Policymakers or researchers involved in youth policy or I&D related topics.

- Able to communicate and work in English since It's the main working language during the ID Forum

People that identify themselves as having a lived experience of inclusion and overcoming barriers are especially welcomed to apply.

Practical conditions

Travel expenses are covered by the National Agencies of Erasmus+ or (regional SALTO Centre) 

The programme will be held at the Grote Post, Ostend’s former Post Office transformed into a cultural centre. 

- Accommodation will be provided at hotels which are located within a 600 meters radius of the venue. 

- All participants will be accommodated in single rooms in different hotels with accessible toilets. 

The hotel offers a buffet for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, organisers order vegetarian food by default. 

The venue and hotels can adapt the menu to other dietary needs or preferences.


Application deadline: You can apply until 11 March 2024 23:59 CET via the SALTO-Youth platform

Selection result: You will be informed by 1 April 2024 at the latest whether you are selected or not.

Arrival day: 11 June 2024

Departure day: 14 June 2024

More Details

for more details about the forum, check the opportunity webpage on SALTO Youth platform HERE

How to apply?

you can apply via the SALTO-Youth platform (click on "Apply now!") from HERE

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