The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education states that: ‘The ultimate vision for inclusive education systems is to ensure that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers’ (European Agency, 2015, p. 1). This statement includes learners with any kind of disability. In line with the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, European mainstream schools and youth organisations and their professionals are facing the challenge to include an increasing number of children and teenagers with disabilities.
The e-learning platform (IO3) will mainly consist of - a set of e-learning sessions and - self-assessment tools. It will be the virtual community of e-learners or Open up ‘resource persons’. It will act like a helpline for any European formal and non-formal education professional or third parties interested in including our target group is the second and complementary component of the Open up training device.