New Legislation Updates published

The Agency has published a new document which outlines updated legislation for special needs and/or inclusive education in eight European countries.

Legislation Updates 2019 includes special needs and/or inclusive education laws and policies that have been introduced since 2017. The document covers updates in Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and United Kingdom (Northern Ireland). Among other things, the new legislation includes integration of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law, amended Education Acts in several countries and the reorganisation of support structures in Greece. The document includes an overview and the aims of the legislation, together with details of its likely impact. It also shows where to find further information about the law or policy.

The Agency works continually to identify relevant new laws and policies within its member countries and aims to publish regular updates on the Agency website. The last Legislation Updates document, published in 2017, contained updates from Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom (Scotland) and United Kingdom (Wales). The information within the Legislation Updates documents is also used to keep the Country Information pages of the website up to date.

Read the Legislation Updates 2019 document to find out more about developments in the field of inclusive education in Agency member countries.

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