INS HEA’s field of expertise and missions are part of a European and international reflection on education, vocational training and social integration for people with special educational needs, from an inclusive perspective.
The Institute’s development plan aims at expanding its international base, one of its challenges being to open its training and research to the world:
In Europe and beyond, INS HEA has been developing active bilateral agreements. It has established training and research cooperations with numerous foreign universities and other institutional partners. It now seeks to broaden its geographical scope of cooperation, particularly to North and South American countries, in order to analyze novel inclusive policies.
INS HEA represents France at the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, and actively contributes to its work.
As an expert in the adjustments necessary to provide education and training for students with special educational needs, INS HEA acts as a well-known technical and methodological advisor in countries newly committed to inclusive policies.
Moving to a European country is an excellent opportunity for students or teachers to live alternative educational experiences, to be involved in new study areas, to discover new countries, to improve their language skills, to refine their personal plans and to boost their employability.
For students, gaining linguistic, intercultural and professional skills fosters personal development as well as a better inclusion in the European job market. For faculty members, gaining and sharing knowledge and skills contribute to improving the quality of education while strengthening cooperation between European educational institutions and companies.
Mobility for students in higher education
Mobility for faculty members
European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, created in 1996, is an independent and self-governing organization that acts as a platform for European collaboration around the development of provisions for learners with special educational needs. Its mission is to foster and promote research in this field. To this end, it facilitates the collection, processing and transfer of all specific information about the research, practices and innovations developed in member countries, and offers them the opportunity to learn from each other through different types of knowledge and experience exchange.
Since its creation, INS HEA has represented France at the European Agency under its mission to participate in international cooperation, particularly with E.U countries (decree #2005-1754, dated December 30th 2005, title I, article 4). As such, the Institute contributes to collecting, processing and spreading information (publications, newsletters, the Agency’s website) about special educational needs. INS HEA also takes part in meetings (with one representative board member and one national coordinator). Under this broad mission, the Institute regularly updates the national overview of arrangements for children and teenagers with special educational needs in France. It also provides experts working on the thematic agenda or recruits them externally if necessary.
European Agency website
European Agency’s news bulletin
An e-bulletin allows its subscribers to keep up with the Agency’s latest work and publications. To subscribe, log on to http://www.european-agency.org/ then click on “Subscribe to Agency News” on the homepage.
Euronews Agency newsletter
You can have access to this newsletter at INS HEA, or download it from the Agency website.
List of publications
These documents are available for loan at the INS HEA library and can be consulted for free at the institute’s International Relations and Partnerships Department or downloaded on the Agency’s website (european-agency.org)
Erasmus+ program (2014-2020)
Ministries of Education in member states
European Union countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Turkey
List of Agency representatives in member countries: http://www.european-agency.org/country-information
Contact at INS HEA
Nel Saumont : firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Relations department has set up about thirty international cooperation agreements over the five continents.
Université de Liège, Belgium
Haute Ecole Libre Mosane, Belgium
Aarhus University, Denmark
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Irecoop Veneto Padova, Italy
Foro Italico, Italy
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Novosibirsk State University
MK Ammosov north eastern federal university, Yakutsk
Cœur de Kellys International association, Ivory Coast
USFCar - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
MENFP, Haitian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Haiti
Université de Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
BSEIPH : office of the secretary on inclusion for people with disabilities - Haiti
UEH: State university of Haiti, Limonade campus – Haiti
ILE Beirut, Lebanon
Kagoshima University, Japan
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS: ENHANCING RESEARCH
INS HEA enhances the expertise and research activities of its teams by organizing international scientific symposiums.
The International Relations department provides support to researchers for organizing workshops and symposiums gathering 50 to 300 people. We contribute to organizing them by offering administrative, organizational and budgetary support. We make sure that reciprocal commitments are complied with and that the event is successful.
From planning the event to publishing its proceedings through seeking funding opportunities, organizing logistics and establishing communication, the International Relations department acts as an interface between INS HEA’s administrative services, partners and researchers, and as a valuable resource for all participants.
Our latest symposiums:
Many stakeholders who have realized how important European projects are for education and training help future applicants take part in them. These stakeholders form a group of advisors for various members of the education and training community: international relations managers in education authorities, agricultural education institutions, chambers of commerce, higher education institutions, local communities, vocational training institutions for adults.
Developers of international mobility and cooperation form a support network for the different players of education and training.
As a developer of international mobility and thanks to its experience and missions, INS HEA’s International Relations department informs, encourages and advises applicants to take part in European programs.
It can also help identify possible partners in its area of expertise.
The term “developer of international mobility” conveys the following approach: identifying the initiatives that could be promoted at a European level, guiding teams towards relevant programs, increasing the number of participants.
Download the Charter for developers of international mobility
THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
The International Relations department fosters, guides and coordinates all of the Institute’s international activities.
Our missions include:
Nel Saumont, Department Head
Phone : +331 41 44 31 21
Elodie Bouchet, project manager
Phone : +331 41 44 93 47
Email : email@example.com
Olivia Brachet, project manager
Phone : +331 41 44 38 43
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Christel d'Estienne d'Orves, project manager
Phone : +331 41 44 31 22
Email : email@example.com
Séverine Maillet, project manager
Phone : +331 41 44 31 22
Martine Norture, assistant
Phone : +331 41 44 31 23
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the EU’s Erasmus+ Program, INS HEA is now an Erasmus Charter holder.
This charter for higher education institutions is an essential prerequisite for organizing student mobility (mobility for studies and internships).