Events and Project Plans
Firstly, before we start thinking about social inclusion, it is useful to define the difference between small and large projects, and to set out how this guide can help you in preparing them.
Small scale activities include trainings, panel discussions, online consultations or advocacy campaigns. These can be half-day or full-day events, or completely carried out online, and they are quite simple to organise even on a small budget. When planning these kinds of activities, you can make them more inclusive by following a simple checklist and focusing on particular topics which are relevant to your organisation or national context. Maybe you identified something that you should work on by doing our inclusion assessment quiz!
Larger scale activities include annual plans, large funding applications and development strategies – these, by their nature, take much longer to plan and implement. Therefore, if you want to make them inclusive, you should prepare a detailed needs assessment and an on-going evaluation plan, in order to check inclusivity throughout the project. Not just at the beginning and at the end. For more information on how to set out on this process, check out our Manual for School Students.