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Forum for the Educational Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Forum for the Educational Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

The Forum is a space to meet, debate, propose, promote and follow-up the inclusion policies of students with disabilities in all educational stages. It is the only educational body with institutional representation that comprises the responsibles of all sectorial higher organisms from the Ministry of Education in Spain, encompassing all educational spectrums.

This Forum has the following objectives:

- to facilitate the exchange of opinions between public institutions and civic organisations with an interest in educational inclusion of this group of students

- to share information about programmes and activities undertaken by different public administrations on that area

- to debate and present proposals and recommendations to the Ministry of Education

- to channel the proposals of the associations movement in order to improve public policy and actions.

Promoting studies about projects related with educational and social inclusion of students with disabilities is also one of the aims of the Forum, as well as promoting action policies at the state and autonomy level in order to improve the attention these students receive; to keep in touch with other similar bodies on an international level so as to know good practices for their implementation in Spain, or to follow-up on policies applied to students with disabilities.

Year(s): From May 2011

Target group(s): The Forum is addressed to students with disabilities, their families, teaching professionals and members of the association movements and public institutions

Website or other online channels: https://www.fundaciononce.es/

Methodology

The Forum works through two committees, which meet at least once every semester. One is about Educational and Vocational Training, and it is presided by the secretary of State of Education and Vocational Training (and first vice-president of the Forum); the other is chaired by the General Secretary of Universities, who acts as second vice-president. With this, the Forum becomes one of the educational bodies of higher rank in institutional representation.

The third vice-president of the Forum is the president of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI). The Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality is also represented in the Forum for Educational Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

The functions of the Forum are carried out through reports, proposals and recommendations.

The Forum prepares yearly a report about the initiatives undertaken and about the situation of students with disabilities in Spain.

Type of product

Paper-based material Online resource Video clips / Films

Brief description of the outcomes

The functions of the Forum are carried out through reports, proposals and recommendations.

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The Forum is the only educational body with institutional representation that comprises the responsibles of all sectorial higher organisms from the Ministry of Education in Spain, encompassing all educational spectrums, thus having a major impact on all participants.

The transferability of the practice is high due that is based on the collaboration of the coordinators and the different target groups involved, which participate in the selection of the contents, as well as the search for speakers and experiences.

Promoter of the initiative: The ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Country: Spain

Languages available: Spanish

Website or other online channels: http://www.fundaciononce.es/

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