Agency Director and Chair with Representatives of the stakeholder groups that are signatories to the memorandum of co-operation

Results of the External Audit in Iceland

March 15, 2017

I am pleased to announce that we have recently finished our second country audit! Our first external audit took place in Malta and was finalised in 2015. Now, the Agency has presented a final Audit report for Iceland to Mr Kristján Þór Júlíusson, the Icelandic Minister for Education, Science and Culture.

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Taking it EASIE

February 22, 2017

In this blog, I would like to draw your attention to a major leap forward in the Agency’s data collection activities in the area of inclusive education. The Agency has been involved in data collection throughout the past two decades.

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.

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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.

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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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