European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

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Birgit Zenker/European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education | 20.08.2014 | Information - Institutions
special needsWho we are

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent and self-governing organisation established by our member countries to act as their platform for collaboration regarding the development of provision for learners with special educational needs.

We are maintained by the Ministries of Education in the participating countries as well as supported by the European Union Institutions via the Jean Monnet programme under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.

What we do

We facilitate the collection, processing and transfer of European level and country specific information and offer our member countries the opportunity to learn from each other through different types of knowledge and experience exchange.

Our short and long term work programmes reflect both our member countries’ priorities and agreed EU policies regarding learners with special educational needs and the promotion of their full participation within mainstream education and training.

Our aims and objectives 

Our ultimate aim is to improve educational policy and practice for learners with special educational needs. This aim takes into account issues such as equal opportunities, accessibility, inclusive education and the promotion of quality of education, whilst recognising that there are differences in countries’ policies, practices and educational contexts.

More information

For more information about the European Agency, please visit, where you can get regular updates on the Agency’s work. You are also welcome to sign up for our quarterly newsletter and follow our Director’s Blog.


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