Joint European Union/Council of Europe Project

Regional Support for Inclusive Education in South East Europe

The Joint EU-CoE Project "Regional Support for Inclusive Education" concluded its 3-year journey in Sarajevo where the project's final conference took place on 5 and 6 November 2015.

The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was organised within the framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The event took place in the Parliament building and brought together members of the TeacherNet, SchoolNet and PolicyNet from seven beneficiaries in South East Europe, as well as regional and international experts and educationalists. The objectives of the conference were to highlight the stakeholders’ achievements towards inclusive education and to outline and promote the regional policy recommendations upon which action plans were developed.

The 3-year project was implemented in seven beneficiaries of the South East Europe region – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Kosovo*.  The project aimed to enhance social inclusion and cohesion in the region by promoting the concept of inclusive education as a reform principle promoting diversity, in line with the beneficiaries’ commitments to Council of Europe standards and EU accession.

Latest news and upcoming events


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 inclusive school environments. 

Policy-makers, experts, teachers, pupils and parents, and all members of the three Networks created by the project team to stimulate greater regional cooperation on inclusive education will also take part in the events. Pupils from the host pilot school will perform a cultural programme for the general public.

The project has already generated radio and TV educational series, as well as video clips with regional celebrities, aiming to promote inclusive education and relevant inclusive policies and practices in the formal pre-university education system in South East Europe.

The events due to happen in Tirana, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Podgorica, Belgrade, Skopje and Pristina and will create a strong synergy effect since they will be held on the same day and at the same time. All events will be open for the media and for the general public.

The events will take place at the following addresses and we look forward to seeing you there:

  • Vellezerit Frasheri Square, Tirana
  • BBI Center, Sarajevo
  • Europski Trg, Zagreb
  • Trg Republike, Podgorica
  • Kalemegdan, Belgrade
  • Jadran Square, Skopje
  • Zahir Pajaziti Bulevard, Pristina

Inclusive School Net


A good school is an inclusive school

A special radio show on education called Out of the box on Croatian radio HRT was dedicated to inclusive education in Croatia and in the South Eastern Europe region. The show also covered the Conference Inclusive Education in Practice in Zagreb, 28-29 October 2014.

Interviews with Tatjana Vuçani and Snežana Vuković

16-18 October 2014
Improved communication and greater co-operation in the South East Europe region is essential for identifying appropriate tools and mechanisms needed for promoting truly inclusive education. At least that is the shared impression of Snežana Vuković, head of the department for strategy and...

Study visit brings best inclusion practice

‘Schools should adjust to children and not children to schools'. This is the clear message from the EU member states, according to participants from South East Europe speaking about their first study trip to the Grand Region. "This study trip brought knowledge, and knowledge makes us understand the world", said Azra Kardović, from the Montenegrin Primary school "Mustafa Pećanin" in Rožaje.

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