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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.
Work session led by country host Kari Brustad

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.
young people at the European Hearing being interviewed

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.
participants at the peer counselling activity in Bucharest

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.
Waiving flags in front of European Parliament building. Brussels

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.
Keynote speakers and representatives of Patras University and the European Agency

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.
 FPIES project partners discussing

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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Pre-announcement: 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.
Participants in a training on Accessible Technologies

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.
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South Lanarkshire School Recognised for Inclusive Approach to Learning

Calderglen High School in South Lanarkshire have reported an increase in the attainment levels and positive post school destinations of the pupils whose attainment is in the lowest 20%, thanks to work undertaken as part of the Agency’s Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education project.
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New Special Educational Needs and Disability Data Comparison Tool in the UK (England)

A new online tool allows anyone in England to compare the performance of local areas, statistical neighbours and national averages on a range of metrics.
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Implementing Inclusive Education: Issues in Bridging the Policy-Practice Gap

How can the implementation of policy for inclusive education be more effectively supported? A new publication written by Agency staff in co-operation with international experts, drawing on the Agency’s past twenty years’ work in the field, explores this question in detail.
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.