Mr Per Ch Gunnvall, Agency Chair, Mr Evarist Bartolo, Malta’s Minister for Education and Employment, and Mr Cor Meijer, Agency Director

Raising Achievement International Conference in Malta

The development of a growth mindset and moving away from a one-size-fits-all mentality were recurring themes at the Raising Achievement for All Learners in Inclusive Education International Conference.
Verity Donnelly from the Agency, presenting at the Thematic Seminar on Decentralisation in Education Systems

A Seminar Report on Decentralisation in Education Systems

A new paper on decentralisation has now been published on the Agency website. The report builds on discussions held within a Thematic Seminar on Decentralisation in Education Systems that took place in Reykjavík.
Marcella Turner-Cmuchal from the Agency, presenting the policy session

Access to Technologies in Education

Every year, the ‘New Technologies in Education’ conference and education fair in Belgrade, Serbia, is an opportunity to meet passionate educators, innovators, enthusiasts and stakeholders in education from the whole world.
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'Inclusive innovative practices: challenges and opportunities' Conference in Oviedo, Spain

This conference is an international event annually organised in a Spanish university, which on this occasion will bring to Oviedo professors, students, researchers and other people interested in the constant transformation of education to deal with the diversity that characterises it and to find a response to such a challenge.
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Links Between Early School Leaving and Learners with SEND

Early school leaving (ESL) is broadly defined as the phenomenon of young people leaving formal education before they have successfully completed upper-secondary schooling. The European Union has identified reducing ESL as a priority for action and set a goal of reducing ESL to 10% across all member states by 2020. Learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are among those who are at particular risk of ESL.
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The 'Raising Achievement' International Conference in Malta

The ‘Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education’ project (2014–2017) will conclude with a conference on 5–7 April 2017 in Malta, under the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Agency Director and Chair with Representatives of the stakeholder groups that are signatories to the memorandum of co-operation

Education for All in Iceland - Results of the External Audit

The results of the External Audit of the Icelandic System for Inclusive Education (Úttekt á framkvæmd stefnu um menntun án aðgreiningar á Íslandi) were launched in Reykjavík on 2 March 2017.
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Financing of Inclusive Education - Mapping Country Systems for Inclusive Education

Inclusive education should be an opportunity for schools to provide high-quality, cost-effective learning opportunities for all learners. However, according to information provided by 18 countries in the framework of the Financing project, funding mechanisms do not always present an incentive towards systems for inclusive education, despite increasing expenditure.
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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.
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.
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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.