About the IEA project

On this web site you will find examples of policies, accounts of practice, stories, videos and more. All of these materials exemplify the suggested actions in the UNESCO Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education and show how people all over the world are working to strengthen the focus on inclusion in education which is recognised as a basic human right and the foundation for a more just and equal society. The Policy Guidelines stress that everyone can play a part: ‘Every initiative and action that stimulates more inclusive education systems is valuable and may play an important turning point in support of its further development.’


To read more about the IEA project, click here or start to explore the examples by clicking on the link on the left of this page.



Welcome to the Inclusive Education in Action – IEA project homepage. UNESCO and the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education are working together on this project. Click here to find out more about these organisations.

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This website has just been launched. Examples will be added on a regular basis from now so please keep checking.You are also invited to submit an example for consideration for inclusion in this web resource.


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During the pilot phase - 2009 to 2010 - the IEA project was supported with a grant from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union (project number 502868-LLP-1-2009-1-DK-COMENIUS-CAM. This web site supported by the European Commission reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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During 2011, the IEA project has been financially supported by a grant from the UNESCO Division for Basic Learning and Skills Development (BLS).



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The specific input of UNESCO International Bureau of Education to the development and implementation of the IEA project is gratefully acknowledged.