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European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent organisation that acts as a platform for collaboration for the ministries of education of its member countries.

The Agency's work focuses on supporting the development of inclusive education systems to ensure every learner’s right to inclusive and equitable educational opportunities.This enhances learners’ life chances and possibilities for actively participating in society.

The Agency member countries’ shared ultimate vision for inclusive education systems is that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers. Therefore this vision is the focal point of all Agency work. See this vision explained in an infographic and a short video.

The Agency aims to help member countries improve their educational policy and practice, by combining the perspectives of policy, practice and research in order to provide evidence-based information and guidance on implementing inclusive education. This video explains how the Agency works with its member countries.

For more information about the Agency, visit www.european-agency.org or contact the Agency Secretariat: secretariat@european-agency.org

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UNESCO is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It was established to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes directly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

UNESCO leads the coordination and monitoring of the Global Education 2030 Agenda which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

UNESCO promotes the right to education for everyone and provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education. UNESCO assists Member States in developing high-quality and inclusive education systems from pre-school to higher education and beyond.

For more information about UNESCO’s work in education, visit www.unesco.org/education and sign up to receive UNESCO's monthly digest on education.