On 12 May 2017, the National Conference "Ensuring the right to education for children with disabilities" took place in Chisinau, Moldova. The perspectives for the effective implementation of inclusive education in the Republic of Moldova were discussed during the conference. The conference brought together about 180 participants - decision-makers, development partners, district public authorities, psycho-pedagogical assistance officers, academics, national and international experts.
There were presented the measures undertaken by Moldova during the years 2011-2017, aiming to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the general education process. At the same time, the strategic vision regarding the implementation of inclusive education and the objectives for the next period in order to accomplish the actions set in the "Education 2020" Strategy, as well as in other normative acts in force, were discussed.
According to the Ministry of Education, currently 10.155 children with special educational needs (about 50% more than in 2013) are included in the Moldovan educational institutions.