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Hearing on the Situation of Refugees and Migrants with Disabilities

On 14 February 2017, the Agency attended the public hearing on the situation of refugees and migrants with disabilities, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Permanent Study group on Disability Rights. The conference was the first of its kind for the European Commission, exploring issues of people with disabilities among refugees and migrants.
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Learning Communities in Rome Promoting Inclusivity

Two Learning Communities located in Rome, Lazio region (Italy), are taking part in the Agency’s Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education project.
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Bulgaria Is Joining the Agency

The Agency is pleased to welcome Bulgaria as its 30th member country!
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Country Policy Review and Analysis Work

The Agency’s Country Policy Review and Analysis (CPRA) activity started in 2015, involving eight member countries. This work has been developed in order to provide a new form of individualised country information, the results of which have now been published.
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Factors Ensuring Quality in Inclusive Early Childhood Education

A new report has been published as an outcome of the Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE) project. This report presents the findings of a qualitative analysis of 32 examples of inclusive practice in early childhood education across Europe.
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Assistive Listening and Communication Devices at School (the HODA project) Report: Now Available in English

In December 2016, the Swedish National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools published the findings of the HODA study in English. You can download the report in Swedish or English from the HODA project web area.
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Country Study Visit in Norway

Norway had a pioneering role in the Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems (FPIES) project, as in November 2016 the Ministry of Education and Research (MoER) organised the first of six FPIES Country Study Visits.
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The Voice of Young People at the UN Enable Film Festival

The Agency’s ‘Inclusive Education: Take Action!’ video about the Luxembourg Hearing in 2015 was selected for screening at the United Nations Enable Film Festival this year.
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Great Start in Life Conference

On 30 November and 1 December, the Great Start in Life conference took place in Brussels. The Agency was invited to set up a stand in the networking area and to present its latest project publications and the latest developments in the on-going project on Inclusive Early Childhood Education.
Mr Illugi Gunnarson, Minister of Education, Science and Culture, the Agency Chair and Director, along with young Icelandic students who participated at the 2015 European Parliament Hearing

Thematic Seminar on Decentralisation Within the Education System

Emerging trends in relation to decentralisation in education systems was the topic of the recent thematic seminar organised by Iceland’s Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Agency, which took place during the Agency’s bi-annual meeting in Reykjavik on 27 October.
Mr Per Ch Gunnvall, Mr Tibor Navracsics, Mr Cor J. W. Meijer

Policies and Technology Supporting Inclusive Education

‘When all children, regardless of their differences, are educated together, everyone benefits,’ emphasised Mr Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. He was delivering the opening speech at the seminar on inclusive education for learners with disabilities, which took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 16 November 2016.
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EASIE Data Web Area Launched

The Agency’s new Data web area is now live. It contains data tables and country background information from the 2012/2013 school year, which were collected during the 2014 European Agency Statistics on Inclusive Education (EASIE) activities. It presents the available quantitative and qualitative country information in an accessible, interactive and easily comparable way. A Methodology Report that places the EASIE work into a clear context has also been published.
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Raising Awareness about Inclusive Education in Łajski, Poland

The public group of schools in the village of Łajski, Poland, is committed to inclusive education, and has been working with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities for 12 years. The school is taking an active part in the Agency’s Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education project. Participation in this project has allowed the school community to learn directly from others across Europe who promote inclusive learning.
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Peer Counselling Activity in Romania

The Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, together with the European Commission, organised the Peer Counselling activity entitled 'Support services for children with SEN integrated into mainstream schools – an integrated approach'. This was a best practice exchange between specialists in Romania and six other EU member states.
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Seminar on Inclusive Education for Learners with Disabilities

A seminar on inclusive education for learners with disabilities will take place on 16 November 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels. The deadline for registration is 10 November.
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Inclusive Education in Higher Education

The conference on Inclusive Education in Higher Education on 23 and 24 September 2016, was organised by the University of Patras in collaboration with the Region of Western Greece, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the participation of the Agency.
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Peer-Learning Approach to Review Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems

In the next phase of the Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems project, partner ministries will host a Country Study Visit. These visits will give key national stakeholders and FPIES project partners the opportunity to examine different educational funding approaches.
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A Joint Call for Proposals for Inclusive Education

NordForsk and The Netherlands Initiative for Educational Research (NRO) are issuing a pre-announcement for research projects on inclusive education across borders: Research projects oriented towards practice and policy. Tentative application deadline is April 2017.
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Developing Policy Guidance on the Use of ICT for People with Disabilities in Uganda

The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda has been working with the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa to develop policy guidance on the use of ICTs in education for people with disabilities.
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Europe Begins in Lampedusa

Europe begins in Lampedusa is an initiative aiming to involve Italian and European students in educational activities and discussions concerning the issues of global interdependence and human rights, with a particular focus on migrations and the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The Agency will participate in this event between 30 September and 3 October on the island of Lampedusa.