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ETY Forum 2016 – Inclusive Education Consultation Outcomes

The Civil Society Day, co-organised by the European Commission DG EAC and the Lifelong Learning Platform, was held on 19 October in Brussels. This year’s focus was on “Inclusive education,” a concept that reveals the transformative effect of education on society as a whole. However, this effect requires mainstreaming the concept through all areas of education, involving the many educational actors – representing formal, non-formal and informal sectors – in a dialogue with the institutions to develop effective educational policies. Participants reflected on the meaning of inclusiveness in education through the prism of learning objectives, content and methods; learning environments and their link with the non- formal sector; the role of educators and school leaders; and finally, seeking the optimal governance system to ensure a comprehensive approach. The consultation delivered key messages with concrete suggestions.

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