Social Inclusion

What is social inclusion? 

An inclusive society is based on mutual respect and solidarity, with equal opportunities and decent living standards for all - where diversity is seen as a source of strength and not as a divider. A European vision or reality?

Your Rights

Check out the 'Your Rights' section on the European Youth portal. Or you can find more information on the following websites: 

  • EU Citizenship Portal: what rights, freedoms & opportunities come with your EU citizenship?
  • 2017 EU Citizenship Report: The European Commission guarantees that rights associated with EU citizenship are a reality for citizens. Since 2010, it reports every three years on the main initiatives taken to promote and strengthen European citizenship.
  • UN convention on the rights of the child: Every child has the right to an education, to be healthy, to grow up safe and be heard.
  • Know your basic rights: Human rights belong to everyone, regardless of nationality, residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, language, or any other criteria.
  • Consumer rights – do you know yours? EU law gives all Europeans certain consumer rights. To make sure your rights are properly respected, you need to know what they are.
  • European Youth Forum: Eurodesk UK had the opportunity to speak to Londoner Marianna Georgallis, former Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at the European Youth Forum. Find out what they do and how it affects the lives of young people in the UK.
Your Services

Check out the 'Your Services' section on the European Youth portal. Or you can find more information on the following websites: 

  • Your Europe: wondering what formalities you’ll have to go through when you move to another EU country? Will you have to register? Can you claim benefits? What if your flight is cancelled? Your Europe has the answer. 
  • European Disability Forum: 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Disability Forum. Find out more about their work
Your Community

Check out the 'Your Community' section on the European Youth portal. Or you can find more information on the following websites: 

  • Online abuse: Many of us spend part of every day online – using social media, messaging friends, watching TV or looking up information for school or work. But what happens if you become a target of online abuse?
  • LGBTI rights: Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual or intersex (LGBTI) is still difficult in many countries and societies. Find out where to turn for help.
  • EPSILON web-platform: If you are a professional working with LGBT migrants, refugees and asylum seekers then Epsilon is a resource you will want to check out. 
  • European action to tackle violent radicalisation: The European Commission announced support efforts to change the policy area, increase education and awareness to tackle extremist propaganda. What does that mean for young people?
  • Wellbeing – young people worldwide: How do young people in your region fare by comparison with the same age group in other countries?
  • Living on your own: Leaving home for the first time is never easy. Here are some basic tips to help you avoid any trouble.
  • What’s it like being young in the EU today? Do young people throughout the EU have similar lives? Personal relationships, accommodation, jobs… Compare yourself and your country with the rest of the EU.
Inclusion and Diversity within Erasmus+


Erasmus+ - Projects for Young People from SALTO Cultural Diversity on Vimeo.

  • Inclusion and Diversity Stategy: lists the specific possibilities for youth work with young people with fewer opportunities. You can download the Inclusion and Diversity Now brochure which brings the opportunities together in a convenient format. 
  • Young people and extremism, a SALTO resource pack: This new publication is intended to provide theoretical and practical support to youth workers, and to provide information and insight to policy-makers, youth and education practitioners and other organisations involved in responding to the risks from radicalisation and extremism. 
Other resources