Social Inclusion Workshop

The Social Inclusion Lab Project (SOIL), funded by the Swedish Institute, is a collaboration between Trans Europe Halles (a network of 130+ cultural centers across Europe), Izolyatsia and Her Yerde Sanat Derneği (Sirkhane) from Turkey. SOIL project aims at reducing inequalities, empowering European cultural centers to improve their work with social inclusion & contribute to relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We invite you to a workshop that will provide a will hold a training workshop on social inclusion in urban transport and mobility systems. The focus will be on different target groups, existing factors of exclusion (physical, geographical, economic, time-based, fear-based) and how they can be remedied.

Workshop Goals

In this workshop we will:

  • Provide a theoretical background on social inclusion; what it is and why we should care.
  • Facilitate a discussion between artists and organisations to explore the main challenges faced by organizations working with artists belonging to a vulnerable group, and the challenges faced by artists of vulnerable groups.
  • Share practical recommendations and best practices on social inclusion.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Artists belonging to one of the vulnerable groups such as; persons with disabilities, persons belonging to an ethnic minority or LGBTQ community.
  • Organisations looking to be more inclusive
  • Policy makers responsible for developing cultural policies and plans
  • Public sector representatives working with vulnerable groups
  • Cultural organisations in general



Date and Time

June 29th from 2:30-4:30


Izolyatsia (Kyiv, Ukraine)


Izolyatsia in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (


Fairooz Tamimi

Diversity and inclusion specialist with long experience in the Middle East and Nordic countries. Works with Trans Europe Halles, focusing on social and environmental sutainability. Worked with the Swedish government and the Nordic council of ministers on a strategic level and on implementation level to diversify the cultural sector.

Co-Creator of the Art Lab for Human Rights and Dialogue with UNESCO. Winner of ‘Göran Tunhammar’s Award by Herbert Felix Institute for ‘Openness and Diversity’.

Photo credits: Indepen-dance

Published on July 12, 2021