Thursday 25 February 2021 - 10:00 to Friday 26 February 2021 - 16:00

Inclusive Inspiration is a conference designed to inspire and build a unique and open-minded space for the future generation. We will bring together representatives of various professions and enthusiasts who will share their unique experience of creating inclusive practices and projects. This is an event where there are no direct prescriptions and instructions, instead there is a space for polyphonic thoughts, views and dialogue.

The event will focus on Equality, diversity and inclusion policies of the British Council, in a broad sense. With all aspects of inclusion and anti-discrimination on any of the following strands: age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation and ethnicity and race. 


25 February

Time Event
11.00 – 11.30 Welcoming speech by the British Council and British Embassy, intro to the Conference
11.30 – 13.00

Architectural accessibility: Why does it matter?

Speakers: Slava Balbek, balbek bureau and Ludmila Netskina, Harmonia NGO

13.15 – 14.00

Work with Inclusion: DIY

Speaker: Olga Shelest, "Daruemo radist" (We are giving joy) Charitable Foundation

14:10 – 15:00

Training on fundraising for inclusive projects

Speaker: Olga Shelest

26 February

Time Event
10.00 – 10.15

Intro to the Day 2

10.15 – 11.00

The view on Women power and Feminism

Speakers: Olga Diachuk and Narmina Strishenets, UN Women/HeForShe Ukraine

11.00 – 11.55

Rights and Youth

Speaker: Yana Panfilova, Teenergizer

12.05 – 12.50

Work with Inclusion: DIY

Speaker: Alina Kropachova, "Amici" (Friends) Art Workshop

13:10 – 14:00

On inclusive standards for Youth Centres

Speaker: Olena Podobed-Frankivska, Association of Youth Centers of Ukraine

 14:05 – 14:50

Equality, diversity and inclusion Policy of the British Council

The British Council Ukraine is delivering "Youth engagement: citizens’ participation through enhanced social action skills and tools" project, that is financed by Conflict, Stability and Security Fund of the British Embassy in Ukraine. 

The project's purpose: youth centers, youth councils and civil society organizations will be strengthened to give young people the skills, confidence and practical experience to be socially engaged in influencing and bringing positive change in their own lives and social cohesion to their communities, through becoming more resilient and through practicing active citizenship.