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Promising Practices for the Transfer of Knowledge for Inclusive Education

This EASPD event will present EASPD's latest report on the transfer of knowledge of inclusive education and present a number of promising practices.

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Access to a high-quality education is a fundamental right for all learners, including learners with a disability, as is enshrined in Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Despite this right, the achievement of quality, inclusive education systems is yet to become a reality across Europe. To promote the transfer of knowledge between the relevant education institutions and actors EASPD has launched a report on the transition from special education to inclusive education systems.

This event will present the report alongside a number of promising practices which promote the transfer of knowledge between special education providers and mainstream schools. As well as providing practical guidance, the event will identify the key success factors for the promotion of the transfer of knowledge and policy recommendations for key stakeholders.


Welcome & Introduction

Justina Žutautaitė, Research Associate at Policy Impact Lab


Latest developments in inclusive education in Europe

Mary Kyriazopoulou, Activity Manager at European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education


Presentations of Promising Practices for the Transfer of Knowledge for Inclusive Education


ProKoulu: an operating model for Finnish schools to support students’ positive behaviour 

Dr Hannu Savolainen, Professor at University of Eastern Finland and research team lead of ProKoulu


Ireland’s pilot In-School Therapy Support Model to improve learning environments

Dr Brian Fitzgerald, Specialist Lead for Therapy Supports at National Council For Special Education


Istituto Comprensivo “Daniele Spada” in Italy: opening school, local services and community to each other

Salvatore Lentini, director at IC “Daniele Spada” (school)


Inclusion Ambassadors: pupils with additional support needs voicing their views on education in Scotland

Inclusion Ambassadors’ project team at Children In Scotland


Panel Discussion

Moderated by Rachel Vaughn, Head of Operations at the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities