On July 4, 2019, UNESCO IITE and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) held an expert meeting within the framework of joint collaboration on the preparation of the Russian part of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report). Specialists from education authorities, universities and local psychological, medical and educational commissions from eight federal districts of the Russian Federation, as well as UNESCO IITE’s representatives attended the expert meeting. It was chaired by the Rector of RUDN University Prof. Vladimir Filippov.
The Programme included discussions on the topical issues of inclusive education policy implementation in the Russian Federation, both at the federal and regional levels, and on the draft Report on the development of inclusive education in the Russian Federation, which materials will be included in the 2020 GEM Report.
In general, a positive decision was made regarding the content of the preliminary version of the Report.
At the same time, the participants discussed proposals for including additional information into the Report and agreed to send them to the meeting organizers for incorporating in the final version of the document.