Raising awareness of the benefits of inclusive education for the general public as well as decision makers

The Project will launch a high-visibility campaign to promote inclusive education and to highlight its added value for the education systems, for learners and for societies in general across the region. The campaign will also aim to fight negative attitudes, stereotypes and prejudices (of the general public and of professional communities) that hamper intercultural dialogue and inclusive approaches in education.

The underlying goal is to provide young people from marginalized and mainstreamed communities with positive messages that encourage active civic participation, tolerance, mutual understanding, and moderation. These multi-layered awareness-raising actions will aim to weave together elements of teaching in the classroom, interaction among school professionals and the community around.

The activities under this component will target two different groups: within the general public, the project will not only target the minority groups themselves, but also place a particular emphasis on sensitising majority groups (parents, media, public servants, pupils/students and others). Within the professional educational community, target groups will include ministries, teachers, professional associations, unions, school professional staff, and universities.

The project will convey to the wider public the messages of tolerance, acceptance, openness, empathy and respect.  For the education community, the message will also be conveyed that not only can they promote inclusive education, but they must do it by highlighting its added value for the education systems, for learners and for societies in general across the region.

Latest news

Inclusive Day on 3rd October in seven capitals in South East Europe

  Children, parents and teachers from 49 schools will gather in the main squares of seven capitals in South East Europe, to raise awareness on the benefits of inclusive education on 3 October 2015, at noon.  Awareness-raising events for the Joint European Union andCouncil of Europe project “Regional Support for Inclusive education" in South East Europe, to support the positive practice of 49 pilot schools implementing inclusive education projects and to encourage other schools to create...

Euronews Documentary "No Barriers At School"

A special documentary on inclusive education is being aired by the Euronews TV channel, focusing on two pilot schools from the joint EU/CoE Project "Regional Support for Inclusive Education". The documentary entitled “No Barriers at School” was filmed earlier this month in Montenegro and in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is showcasing how pilot projects in schools in Mostar and Pljevlja have changed the lives of the children, families and teachers involved. The premiere broadcast of the...
Regional studies reveal the extent and preconditions of inclusion

How inclusive are our schools:

Two recent studies carried out in the frame of the project shed light on how inclusion is perceived and practiced in schools in the South East European region. Both studies – the quantitative baseline survey and participatory action research – indicated several issues related to inclusion. According to the survey the two essential preconditions for inclusion in schools were the inclusive teaching practice and the atmosphere within the school.
Success story:

Great ideas change lives of individuals

At a school graduation day in Croatia, school librarian Ms. Zdenka Špes gave a unique prize to a girl with special needs and in doing so gave her the joy of recognition. The concepts of the project that loyalty, love and trust in a child play a key role in education, inspired her to change her approach. Seminars on inclusive education held in Strasbourg held in April, gave her a new view on this particular case which she told us about.

Preliminary results from the baseline survey across the 49 pilot schools

A team of researchers have now completed the two month baseline survey in the 49 pilot schools participating in the project. The survey was designed to capture the views of various stakeholders on the perceived degree of inclusiveness of the schools.

Results of the Baseline survey

The results of the Baseline survey carried out in our 49 pilot schools, in partnership with the LSE Enterprise are now available for download. Those results comprises one Cross-Beneficiary Report and seven individual Beneficiary Reports.

All issues of the project Newsletter can be viewed by clicking below:

Newsletter issue no 5

Newsletter issue no 4

Newsletter issue no 3

Newsletter issue no 2

Newsletter issue no 1

Tender on awareness campaign

Call for Tenders on development and implementation of awareness campaign has been published on the CoE website and is now closed. Detail information can be obtained on the following link:

Development and implementation of awareness campaign to support inclusive education in South East Europe