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Register now for Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig’s congress on Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Programmes for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The University invites you to join them in Salzburg for their European State-Of-The-Art (ESOTA) Congress on 27th-28th of October 2022.

The Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig invites you to join them in Salzburg, Austria, for their European State-Of-The-Art (ESOTA) Congress on 27th -28th of October 2022.

Throughout the world, persons with an intellectual disability (ID) are excluded from many areas of life, often segregated in specialised systems, including special schools, sheltered work environments, and congregate living facilities. These arrangements adversely affect their learning opportunities and have a negative impact on their opportunities as adults and their quality of life.

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) for individuals with ID are programmes housed in traditional colleges and universities and is a relatively new practice that holds much promise for improved adult outcomes. Currently, in Europe, there are only a few IPSE programmes for young adults with ID. However, the Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig have recently identified some IPSE programmes in European countries. All these programmes have experience and competence related to operating IPSE programmes at their universities, and each has demonstrated unique strengths in key areas.

Obviously, there is both a need and an opportunity to increase IPSE programmes in Europe. This is the primary objective of the ESOTA Congress in Salzburg.

The European State-Of-The-Art Congress has five distinct goals:

  1. Exchange of experience and research results to increase the access of persons with ID to IPSE programmes throughout Europe.
  2. Focus on developing fully inclusive programmes for persons with ID in current and future IPSE programmes.
  3. Exchange of knowledge on instruction for IPSE staff and student volunteers to improve their understanding of strategies promoting inclusion and self-determination for persons with ID.
  4. Develop and disseminate quality indicators for IPSE programmes to colleges and universities throughout Europe.
  5. Bring together staff and students with and without disabilities. The Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig invites you to bring your students with and without disabilities to Salzburg to join their inclusive programme at the ESOTA Congress).

The ultimate purpose of the ESOTA Congress is to encourage and enlist European universities to develop and implement IPSE programmes for students with ID.

Organisational details

  • Congress fee: for participants € 100,00 and for presenters € 50,00 students with and without disabilities are free.
  • The Congress have set up a two-phase registration. First step (preregistration for all who want to recieve further informatin about the Congress): follow this link to register for the congress:
  • Second step: You will get an email with the link to the congress app and the corresponding password. The ESOTA 2022 App will provide all relevant information regarding the conference
  • Finish your binding registration in the app
  • Should you have any questions we are available at this address: