Social Inclusion Strategies

Did you know, that every EU member country has to turn in its own National Social Inclusion Strategy to the EU every single year?
We looked into quite a few from the most recent ones from 2018 and searched for the mention of the following words: music, arts, culture, cultural, disadvantaged, disabled, disability, disabilities
Most of them agree with the following: „Initial teacher education (so your regular BA or MA degrees) does not prepare teachers sufficiently in terms of inclusive teaching methods and for working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds”.
That is why we also believe you should train yourself if you are thinking in working in this field.
For music therapist courses please refer to the STAMP Database.

Austria

 

Belgium

Bulgaria

(they talk about real disadvantaged people, poor, Roma, disabled, etc.)

Croatia

Cyprus

Has a new National Disability Action Plan 2018 – 2020
 

Czech Republic

Has one of the best social and cultural status among 28 member states. „the individual action plans for the disadvantaged unemployed became purely administrative.„

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece (not found)

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

the Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Attracting high-quality teachers to disadvantaged schools is a persistent challenge.
The risk of poverty or social exclusion is the highest for young people, families with children, Roma, people with disabilities, the rural population and inactive people.
Many people with disabilities leave school early and few reach tertiary education, which reduces their employability. Their situation is worsened by the absence of targeted employment services and the uneven availability of vocational counsellors and job coaches.

Spain

(doesn’t include the words disadvantaged or disabled)

Sweden

Slovenia

UK

Although young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are now 60 % more likely to participate in higher education than in 2006, there remain challenges to achieving equitable participation and the gap remains large: young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are 2.5 times less likely to attend higher education than the average.
Launched a new Disability Employment Strategy in 2017, by which a million more disabled person should have a job by 2027.
The UK has one of the largest at-risk-of-poverty-or-socialexclusion gaps between people with/without disabilities in the EU.