Lisbon Declaration – Young People’s Views on Inclusive Education

On 17 September 2007, the Agency, together with the Portuguese Ministry of Education, held a European Hearing entitled ‘Young Voices: Meeting Diversity in Education’. The event took place within the framework of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Young people with special educational needs from 29 countries, attending secondary, vocational and higher education, participated in the Hearing. Their proposals resulted in the Lisbon Declaration – Young People’s Views on Inclusive Education. This Declaration covers what the young people presented in the plenary session at the Assembleia da República in Lisbon concerning their rights, needs, challenges and recommendations to achieve successful inclusive education.

Download the young people’s declaration in PDF format below. In addition to 21 official Agency languages, the publication is available in Romanian.

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