Social Inclusion Workshop

The Social Inclusion Lab Project (SOIL), funded by the Swedish Institute, is a collaboration between…
Published on July 12, 2021

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).

On 29 June the first workshop within the project took place in Kyiv and was hosted by TEH member centre – Izolyatsia.  The training workshop was on social inclusion in urban transport and mobility systems. The focus was 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:

  • Provided a theoretical background on social inclusion; what it is and why we should care.
  • Facilitated 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.
  • Shared practical recommendations and best practices on social inclusion.


Please check out the images from the workshop here. 

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 sustainability. Worked with the Swedish government and the Nordic council of ministers on a strategic level and on an 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