New Bill on additional Learning Needs in Wales

The First Minister of Wales has announced that a Bill on Additional Learning Needs (ALN) will be introduced to the National Assembly for Wales in summer 2015.
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The 5th National Report on Education in Germany

The focus of the 2014 National Report on Education is on people with disabilities.
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International Conference on Guidelines for Information Accessibility

On 27–28 May Riga will host the Dissemination Conference for the ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL) project. This event will take place as an official event of Latvia’s EU Presidency, and it will present the project’s main outcome, the ICT4IAL Guidelines.
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How are systems of provision organised to meet the needs of learners in Agency member countries?

A final project report and a policy brief are now available in 22 languages, summarising findings from the Organisation of Provison to Support Inclusive Education project.
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Promoting an Inclusive Climate in Slovakian Schools

Information about the project of a entitled 'Application of the school therapeutic pedagogy by promoting an inclusive climate in pre-primary and primary schools' of the Faculty of Education of the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia.
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The Agency’s first e-book in EPUB format

A final output of the Agency’s ICT for Inclusion project is the Development and Opportunities for European Countries report in a fully accessible EPUB3 format.
Mr George Borg, Directorate for Educational Services, Director General and Agency Representative Board member, Ms Amanda Watkins, project leader, Mr Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, and Mr Cor J.W. Meijer, Agency Director

External Audit Report Launched in Malta

On 4 February the Agency presented the External Audit Report for Malta, commissioned in November 2013 by the Maltese Minister for Education and Employment.
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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.
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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.