Cor Meijer Agency Director at a conference in Bulgaria

New Agency Member Country

December 22, 2016

In my last message of this year, I am pleased to inform you that Bulgaria will become a member of the Agency as of January next year!

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Seminar on Policies and Technology Supporting Inclusive Education

December 07, 2016

On 16 November, the Agency participated in a seminar discussing how policies and technology support inclusive education. This event took place in the European Parliament and was organised by Ádám Kósa MEP, in co-operation with Helga Stevens MEP, Silvia Costa MEP and the Agency.

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Bridging the Policy-Practice Gap in Inclusive Education

September 20, 2016

In 2015 we undertook a new type of partnership for the Agency – we entered into a formal agreement with a publishing house - the Emerald Publishing Group – to write a book for commercial publication.

the Agency's 20th anniversary logo on a background with the map of member countries

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

May 02, 2016

This year, the Agency is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. It was created in 1996 as a Danish Government initiative. Following a three-year trial period, the member countries took over the Agency. At the launch conference, Margrethe Vestager, the then Danish Minister of Education, said:

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New Approach to Analysing Inclusive Education Policies

April 05, 2016

In March, the Agency member countries met to discuss the initial outcomes of an exciting new activity that the Agency has developed and tested with a pilot group of member countries. These Country Policy Review and Analysis (CPRA) activities are a new approach to analysing inclusive education policies.

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Leap Forward for Inclusion

January 27, 2016

The Agency’s 29 member countries cover most of the European continent, and they all have widely different policies regarding inclusive education, based on their different historical and political backgrounds.

participants at the Hearing in Luxembourg conference centre with two sign language interpreters

Visible Progress in the Field of Inclusive Education

January 18, 2016

On 16 October 2015 the Agency organised a Hearing in Luxembourg, where participants discussed how their schools and communities ensure an inclusive education for them. The outcomes of this event echo the outcomes of the three previous European Hearings we held in Brussels (2003 and 2011) and in Lisbon (2007).

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How We Can Improve Information Accessibility

September 19, 2015

Information accessibility impacts all areas of our life. Electronic documents, websites, video games, even ticket machines are sources of information. If information is not accessible, some people may not be able to purchase a ticket, read a document or access areas of a website.

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The Agency's YouTube Channel

June 04, 2015

A few months ago I decided to provide information about the Agency’s work in video format. The Agency website contains a wealth of information, but there is nothing like a 3 minute video that explains the most important facts clearly.

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Inclusive Early Childhood Education

April 27, 2015

How can we be more effective in promoting equity and excellence for all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities? This is a question that keeps the Agency on its toes.

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