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Regional Preparatory Conference on Inclusive Education - Europe and North America Region

Riga, Latvia - 24 to 26 February 2008 The Regional Preparatory Conference for the 48th session of the International Conference on Education for Europe and the North American Region will be held in Riga, Latvia, on 24 – 26 February 2008. This Conference will address the topic of “Inclusive Education: from Policy Dialogue to Collaborative Action” and will focus primarily on policy issues related to inclusive education. Over three days, the Conference will include expert presentations, country presentations, two roundtable discussions with representatives from the Ministries of Education of the European and North American Region on Inclusive Education Policies and Practices and four simultaneous workshops on Inclusive Education: Conceptual and Practical Issues. The conference is jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE). It is officially supported by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the British Council, the UNEVOC centre and the Microsoft Latvia office.
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