In 2020–2021, the Agency worked with the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report team at UNESCO and the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) to produce the 2021 regional GEM Report on Inclusion and Education: All means all. The report provides information on inclusive education and progress in 30 education systems of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
The report outlines the progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4, and features evidence gathered from countries across the region. It explores the positive steps and the challenges that remain within seven themes connected to inclusive education:
- Laws and policies
- Governance and finance
- Curricula, textbooks and assessments
- Students, parents and communities.
The report was produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought new challenges to education systems across the world. An additional chapter focused on the impact of COVID-19 urges countries to further strengthen their inclusive education policy, particularly in light of the pandemic, which widened gaps in equality and created new ones.
Finally, using the evidence gathered in the report, it lists ten recommendations aimed at policy‑makers and other education stakeholders, to aid them in improving their education systems for inclusion.
Download the full report in English below. A short summary, which sets out the key messages and recommendations, is also available in 12 languages below. Further language versions and all other related materials are available for download from the GEM Report website.