The SHIFT Guide (Support, Human Rights, Independence, Families and society Transition) was developed by COFACE Disability in 2019 to boost debates about a human rights based and meaningful inclusion of persons with disabilities in all areas of society, and especially in education and training.

In Europe, many children with disabilities still today do not access mainstream education and training, or they do so in special schools, segregated from their peers. This guide includes recommendations for building an inclusive education and training system addressing physical infrastructures, digital environments, inclusive curricula and tailored support for teaching and learning. These recommendations address different levels from local communities to national policies.


Recommendations on inclusive education