In November 2011, the Agency hosted a Hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Agency member countries nominated 88 young people, both with and without special educational needs and/or disabilities, from secondary and vocational education, to discuss what inclusive education means to them.
The aim of the Hearing was for the organisers and participants to listen to the young people, as well as take note of the progress made in inclusive education in the respective countries since 2007. Every young person can highlight important issues regarding how inclusion is implemented, as well its benefits and challenges, because they are all involved in what inclusive education is. In light of how frequently it was mentioned in their discussions, the importance of inclusion is clearly a common theme in the educational lives of the young people.
The young people had a poster exhibition in the European Parliament. Their posters are available in this publication.
You can download the report below in 22 official Agency languages.