January 8, 2024
  • When:  – 
  • Where: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
From 4 to 8 March, the Training Center of the Spanish Cooperation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, will host the 18th Conference on Educational Cooperation with Latin America on Special Education and Educational Inclusion. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Education, Professional Training and Sports of Spain, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Santiago.

This event follows a virtual meeting held in November 2023, where progress was presented on the work carried out for the update of the Regional System of Educational Information for Students with Disabilities (SIRIED) during 2022 and 2023. In the March meeting, the final document will be validated and its implementation proposed in at least five member countries.

The event promotes a space for dialogue and exchange of practices on national policies in the field of inclusive education. In addition, challenges will be identified and priorities for action established for the work of the Ibero-American Intergovernmental Network for Cooperation in Education for People with Special Educational Needs (RIINEE) in the coming years.

The agenda covers a range of activities including presentations, workshops, conferences, and plenary sessions. Among other topics to be discussed, special emphasis will be given to teacher training for inclusive education systems, educational innovation, the use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence for inclusion, and the development of implementation strategies for SIRIED.

This meeting is an opportunity for representatives of member countries to share experiences and collaborate in the development of strategies that improve educational inclusion. The meeting aligns with South-South Cooperation, focused on the exchange of knowledge and resources for educational development.

The XVIII Educational Cooperation Days with Ibero-America represent an invitation to join in a collective effort for a more inclusive and accessible education in Ibero-America.