The Republic of Serbia gained the status of observer at the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education in April 2017, thus gaining recognition for the long-term achievements of our country in the field of inclusive education.
The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent European organization gathering European Union (EU) member states, along with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. It was founded in 1996, by way of an agreement between the education ministries of EU member states, as a platform for cooperation in ensuring inclusive education.
The main goal of the Agency is to support member states in improving the educational inclusion policy and practice. The activities of the Agency are aimed at improving the achievements of all students, at all levels of life-long learning. By combining analyses of policies, practice and research, the Agency provides evidence based information and recommendations for the implementation of inclusive education for member states and political decision makers at the European level.
The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education invited the Republic of Serbia to become a full-fledged member as of January 2018, once again confirming our country to be on the right path in ensuring quality education for every child.