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Welcoming Croatia in the Agency

Croatia has become a full member of the Agency as of January 2015. The Agency’s first publication in Croatian is available.
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„Gemeinsam leben. Miteinander lernen.“ - Living together. Learning together.

A new German publication is available on the experiences in the process of implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Ambitious Agency Work Programme for 2015

The Agency's 2015 Work Programme has been approved and is available on the website.

European Hearing in 2015

The ‘Inclusive Education: Take Action! Luxembourg Recommendations’ Hearing will take place in Luxembourg in October 2015 within the framework of the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union.

Data Collection Informing Inclusive Education

The European Agency Statistics on Inclusive Education (EASIE) work has brought a change to previous practices of quantitative data collection. The focus is now on the entire school population that informs inclusive education and not on separate, special education.
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UK's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Reforms

New arrangements in the UK for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Read more about the SEND reforms here.
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New publications on the Agency website

New reports and policy briefs with recommendations for policy makers are available now on the Agency website.

Getting it right for every child in Scotland

In Scotland, a national programme called Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people, including educational outcomes.
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Raising achievement and attainment for all at the Scottish Learning Festival 2014

The Scottish Learning Festival 2014: Raising achievement and attainment for all will be held on 24-25 September, 2014 in Glasgow.
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Raising the Achievement of all Learners in Inclusive Education Kick-off Meeting

The kick-off meeting for the Agency’s new project Raising the Achievement of all Learners in Inclusive Education was held in Athens on 17–19 June. The project will build on the Agency’s 2012 previous project work on Raising Achievement for all Learners.

Welsh Government announces fairer system for children with Additional Learning Needs

In the Programme for Government in 2011 the Welsh Government made a commitment to reforming how children and young people with additional learning needs access support in either a school or Further Education setting.
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Scottish report on ASL submitted to Parliament

The third additional support for learning (ASL) report to the Scottish Parliament was published this year. Produced as a result of duty placed on Scottish Ministers in the 2009 Additional Support for Learning Act to regularly report on its implementation in the first five years, the report also includes new statistical data from local authorities which includes gathering information on the variety of support available, and cost of providing support.
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The Agency's Brussels Office has moved

The Brussels Office's new address is Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels. The new phone number is +32 2 213 62 80.
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Raising the Achievement of all Learners in Inclusive Education – Project kick-off meeting

The kick off meeting for the Agency’s Raising Achievement project will be held in Athens 17–19 June, as an event under the Greek Presidency of the EU.
Mr Per Ch Gunnvall, Agency Chair, Mr Mark Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen and Mr Cor J. W. Meijer, Agency Director

First meeting at the Agency's future Brussels Office

Agency Representatives Board members met at the premises of the Representation of the State of Hessen (Germany) to the European Union. The Agency's Brussels Office will officially be located in the same building as of 1 June.
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Model Policy for ICTs in Education for Persons with Disabilities - new collaborative publication

A new publication available, which can serve as a resource for developing the contents of new national policy documents or complement existing policy documents in the field of ICTs in education. It is targeted at decision makers responsible for policy formulation and implementation within national governmental bodies and institutions including ministries of education, communication and information technology, social affairs, business and industry, innovation and research.
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Groundbreaking co-operation between the Agency and Malta

External audit reviewing special needs and inclusive education policy and practice
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ICT for Inclusion Project Outcomes

The Agency ICT for Inclusion project ran between 2012 and 2013, and during this time three complementary information collection activities were conducted, based on country information, reviews and identification of examples and practice. The project web area has been finalised and has been updated with new materials.
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First results from the International Conference

First results from the Agency’s International Conference on ‘Inclusive Education in Europe – key messages: putting theory into practice’ held in Brussels in November 2013.

Report on successful European practice in VET available in 22 languages

The European Patterns of Successful Practice in Vocational Education and Training report, translated into all the official languages, is now available.