This project aims to enhance social inclusion and social cohesion in the region by promoting inclusive education and training in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, “The Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia” and Kosovo.
NEPC- Network of Education Policy Centers and its partners: Children are the Future / Fëmijët Janë e Ardhmja”- Albania, proMente - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Step by Step - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Forum for freedom in Education – Croatia, Kosova Education Center – Kosovo, Macedonian Civic Education Center – Macedonia, Forum MNE – Montenegro, and Center for Education Policy – Serbia were selected by Council of Europe to be the Platform for supporting schools in implementing inclusive policies and practices within the “Regional Support for Inclusive Education” Project. The idea of school support team is to be a 'reflective friend' of pilot schools from February 2014 to October 2015 helping them in developing both, school projects for the CoE grant as well as School Development Plans. Through interactive work with school teams, as well as other staff and students of the school, the school will be led through the process of self-evaluation. The schools will be offered workshops and support, based on their needs in order to improve the already existing and introduce new inclusive policies and practices.
The project will promote the concept of inclusive education as a reform principle that respects and caters for diversity among all learners, with a specific focus on those who are at a high risk of marginalization and exclusion.
The main project activities are focused on 49 pilot schools in the region (7 per beneficiary Country). The 7 schools in Albania are: 3 Primary schools: “Ali Podrimja” in Bajram Curri, “Tringë Smajli” in Grudë e Re, Shkodra and “ Lef Sallata” school in Vlora; 2 Vocational secondary schools “Beqir Çela” in Durrës and “Isuf Gjata” in Korça; 2 General Secondary schools: “Muharrem Çollaku” in Pogradec and “Ismail Qemali” school in Tirana.