About us

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent and self-governing organisation established by our member countries to act as their platform for collaboration regarding the development of provision for learners with special educational needs.

We are maintained by the Ministries of Education in the participating countries (member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) as well as supported by the European Union Institutions via the Jean Monnet programme under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. 

We facilitate the collection, processing and transfer of European level and country specific information and offer our member countries the opportunity to learn from each other through different types of knowledge and experience exchange.

Our short and long term work programmes reflect both our member countries’ priorities and agreed EU policies regarding learners with special educational needs and the promotion of their full participation within mainstream education and training.

Last modified Jan 2, 2014