Policy makers should develop a clear role for specialist provision in order to provide support to learners and increase the capability of mainstream schools.

There is a need to maintain the specialist knowledge and skills of resource centre personnel in order to provide high quality support for learners.

However, resource centres should also be equipped to develop the skills and knowledge of staff within mainstream schools that will enable them to include all learners from their local community.

The Agency examined how systems of provision are organised in order to support inclusive education in 23 European countries. Conclusions from this project can be found in the project summary report and recommendations for policy makers have been included in the project policy brief.