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The challenge

Every child has the right to education independently from gender, religion, ethnical background, place of living, special educational needs and social or economic preconditions. 

The global initiative Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2 and 3 call for free, compulsory and quality elementary education for all children and youths. Even so, according to the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012, 61 million children and young people worldwide do not go to school. Many of them belong to marginalized groups. The causes of disadvantage are numerous, and differ from country to country. Inclusive education is a key strategy for bringing education to everyone and successfully fighting poverty.

This is where refie comes into the picture: "Research for Inclusive Education in International Cooperation" - refie - aims to improve the strategy of inclusive education and develop promotional instruments on the base of proven scientific facts.