Policy development towards inclusive education

Young people have a right to consistent policy that supports them and removes obstacles. To ensure these rights, they need strong and effective advocates working on their behalf. Student wellbeing and students with disabilities are key priorities in the policy agendas of educational institutions, student unions and central government. This is a good start, but the question remains of how to further elaborate, implement and safeguard this policy. Key questions in this regard include:

  • What is our educational institution’s vision concerning student wellbeing and students with disabilities?
  • What is the current state of play within our educational institution and what is our desired scenario?
  • How do we develop and implement this policy?
  • How do we ensure a broad base of support and commitment at all levels?
  • How can our organisation implement inclusive education?

Policy Scan: optimising the development of your vision and policy

Do these questions sound familiar? If so, ECIO would be happy to help you in the development of your vision and policy. One vital starting point is to identify ownership: which staff member within your educational institution is responsible for policy development relating to inclusive education? In order to assess the current and desired situations, you can use the Policy Scan that we have developed.

FlexScan: optimising flexibility and personalised education

Demand for greater innovation in the education and higher education sectors is increasing all the time. In concrete terms, this means greater flexibility, more personalised education and better anticipation of the needs of students and the business sector. To facilitate the higher professional education sector in fulfilling this demand, CINOP developed the FlexScan.

Practical and concrete change

In order to set a clear course, you must establish the current and desired state of play within your educational institution and clearly identify who is responsible for themes such as inclusive education and student wellbeing. ECIO provides advice and support to educational institutions during the development and implementation of policy, with a solid focus on concrete and practical change. We offer a variety of arrangements to collaboratively develop and implement accessibility policy, such as pay-as-you-go consultancy credits or interim hiring of an inclusivity professional.


It is very nice to discuss in this way how we experience the policy with regard to studying with a disability and to be able to give implicit suggestions for improvement.