Marcella Turner-Cmuchal (the Agency) and Isabelle Turmaine (IAU) presenting the Guidelines for Accessible Information

Inclusion and Participation in the Information Society

In July the Agency presented the Guidelines for Accessible Information at the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) in Linz, Austria.
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Inclusive Early Childhood Education Project at a Half Way Stage

The project running between 2015 and 2017 has set out to meet the following aim: to identify, analyse and subsequently promote the main characteristics of quality inclusive pre-primary education for all pupils from three years old to the start of primary education.
Mr Cor J.W. Meijer, Agency Director; Ms Jet Bussemaker, Minister for Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands; Ms Marjan Zandbergen, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands; and Mr Per Gunnvall, Agency Chair

How Can Education Effectively Respond to Newcomer and/or Refugee Pupils?

Agency representatives discussed the role of inclusive education in response to the migrant crises across Europe in a session organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands and the European Agency under the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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Luxembourg Recommendations

What do seventy-two young people think the key to inclusive education is? Young people at the Agency’s fourth Hearing in Luxembourg presented their recommendations for policy makers, which can be summarised under the following five headings...
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Open Call for Tender for the Provision of Web Hosting and Web Development Services

The Agency is looking for a partner to re-develop the Agency public website and intranet, host the Agency public website and intranet and provide continuous support in developing new website tools and databases.
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Early Intervention as Every Child's Right

The rights of all children to develop to their full potential and to participate without barriers in all aspects of society constituted the overarching theme of the ‘Children’s Rights and Early Intervention’ international conference attended by the Agency on 8–10 June 2016.
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Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems

The Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems (FPIES) partnership project (2016–2018) aims to identify coherent financing mechanisms for inclusive education, examine how they operate and assess what critical levers impact upon the effectiveness of funding policy mechanisms to reduce disparities in learning outcomes affecting learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Audit Fieldwork in Iceland

External Audit of the System for Inclusive Education in Iceland / Úttekt á framkvæmd stefnu um menntun án aðgreiningar á Íslandi
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Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, the Agency was created at the initiative of the Danish Government, supported by representatives from the ministries of education in 17 European countries. The aim was to create a platform for co-operation where countries could learn from each other in the field of special needs and inclusive education.
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Supporting Children's Learning in Scotland

Nearly 1 in 4 Scottish school pupils have additional support needs, says new report.
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Join the conversation on what makes a good curriculum

What Makes a Quality Curriculum? and Reaching Out to All Learners: a Resource Pack for Supporting Inclusive Education - new publications available on the UNESCO-IBE website.
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Agency Co-operation with the Pacific Indicators for Disability - Inclusive Education Project

The Pacific-INDIE are a resource to support Pacific Island countries in a process of developing disability – inclusive education. The Agency was a member of the International Review Panel consisting of high level academics, practitioners and representatives of international organisations reviewing the indicators.
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Empowering Teachers: A project undertaken by the Agency on behalf of UNESCO

In the second half of 2015, the Agency worked on behalf of UNESCO to provide a suite of materials on empowering teachers. The results of this work have been summarised in three documents: a literature review, a case study and a methodology overview, which are available now on the Agency website.
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Luxembourg Recommendations

The publication summarises the young people's messages from the European Hearing. Videos about the event and the young people's impressions at the Luxembourg Hearing are available on the Agency’s YouTube channel:
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International Comparisons Conference

On 28–29 January the Agency participated in the International Comparisons Conferece in Paris, with the topic of Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities: Accessibility, academic achievement and individual pathways.

A new generation of Working Groups in the service of ET 2020 priorities

The Agency has become a member of a new generation of Working Groups to work within the Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) strategic framework. The kick-off meeting will take place in Brussels on 22 and 23 February in the presence of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, where the Agency will be represented in the Working Group on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
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Improving Schools in Scotland

Excellence and equity for all school pupils in Scotland is under discussion at the Scottish Parliament as Members continue to debate the progress of new education legislation.
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The Agency's Position on Inclusive Education Systems

The Agency published a position paper which presents Agency member countries’ ultimate vision for inclusive education systems: to ensure that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers.
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Capacity Building for Inclusive Education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Council of Europe have used and further developed the Profile of Inclusive Teachers developed by the Agency for their capacity building efforts.
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Agency Participation in the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Agency participated in the Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised on 7–8 December in Brussels by the Commission DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in co-operation with the European Disability Forum. The event focused on children and young people with disability under the theme: 'Growing together in a barrier-free Europe'.