ECA IDEA Handbook

Be brave enough to bring your unique self to work every day

What is the ECA IDEA Handbook?

The European Coworking Assembly (ECA) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Handbook is a downloadable PDF and audiobook that provides you with the tools to bring IDEA into your organisation, whatever your role.

It covers the IDEA principles in-depth including definitions, case studies, resources and how-to’s to integrate these values within the DNA of your business.

Who is it for?

Coworking is founded on five key values, community, openness, sustainability, collaboration and accessibility. Establishing a firm framework in IDEA creates coworking communities that allow people to bring their whole selves to work every day.
Whatever size your organisation may be  – freelancer to enterprise level business – or your role within it – owner to dog-walker – you can make a difference in making the people you deal with every day from all walks of life feel included, and this handbook shows you how.

The ECA IDEA Handbook is an additional resource to Cowork Tools, enabling freelancers, small businesses, and medium businesses to grow and do business at a professional level, without having to change the unique personal character that makes them who they are.

The purpose of the handbook

The purpose of this guide is to create a sense of belonging through inclusion.
To celebrate the uniqueness that comes with diversity.

To drive a feeling of fulfillment through fair and equitable opportunities.
To welcome people freely, regardless of (dis)abilities through easily accessible spaces.
To make your part of the world larger and better.

Be brave enough to bring your unique self to work every day.

Be the first in line when the #ECA_IDEA_Handbook launches in Q3 of 2023.

Pre-order your best option today.


Let’s get started


was €25.99

Pre-order the pdf and get started with your journey towards a more inclusive coworking space, dedicated to your journey.


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was €79.99

This option gets you a pre-order of the PDF version of the handbook, as well as the audio book (once ready for download).

Listening to the handbook on the move will get you to your IDEA destination quicker.


Get the best for your space


was €249.99

Get the audio book, PDF, and a consultation with either Tash Koster-Thomas or Natalie du Toit to ensure your coworking space is IDEA.

A word from Jeannine van der Linden,
Director of the European Coworking Assembly

“The work of bringing equity to our economic ecosystem is work that is never done. It is a continuous process of review and thoughtful action in a moving and changing environment, and so never can be done. There is never a moment when we can point at our work or anyone else’s and say: it is well done and complete.
“The process of making this book might have begun with a listening tour by the European Coworking Assembly in coworking spaces across Europe to discuss the state of our communities. It may have begun earlier than that, when we started presenting workshops and collaborative sessions at Coworking Europe and other Coworking conferences on what was back then called “Radical Inclusion”.  
“This work calls from us less canniness and more great-heartedness. We have been supported along the way to this book by many people and organisations who were also doing the work, sometimes with us and sometimes alongside us.”

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