The NESET II Final Report of 2016 has been officially confirmed by the European Commission. During the past year the Network has delivered three analytical reports: ‘Professionalisation of Childcare Assistants in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Pathways Towards Qualification’ (by Jan Peeters, Nima Sharmahd and Irma BudginaitÄ—); ‘Structural Indicators for Inclusive Systems in and around Schools’ (by Paul Downes, Erna Nairz-Wirth, Viktorija RusinaitÄ—); ‘Multilingual Education in the Light of Diversity: Lessons Learned’ (by Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger, Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman and Hanna Siarova). All reports are available here.

In 2016, NESET II also answered six ad hoc queries from the Commission, namely:

  • ‘Successful Integration of Migrant Children in EU Member States’ by Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger
  • ‘Recent Research Developments and Relevant Topics in Current Discussions on Social Aspects of Education and Training’ by Jana Huttova
  • ‘Responsive Education’ by Nektaria Palaiologou (internal document)
  • ‘First/Second Generation Immigrants’ by Jens Schneider
  • ‘Educational Poverty’ by Alina Bozetat
  • ‘Supporting young adults with special educational needs (SEN) in obtaining higher qualifications’ by Arthur Limbach-Reich and Justin J. W. Powell

You can find the ad hoc answers here.

The highlight of the year has been the annual conference titled ‘Socially inclusive education: better connecting research to policy and practice’. It was co-organised by NESET II, EENEE and the Commission, and held on November 23, in Brussels. The conference proceedings are available here.

Work Programme 2017 is currently being finalized and will be published soon.

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