On September 23, a seminar-discussion was held at ASUE with the participation of the heads and employees of different administrative subdivisions of the university, in order to identify the ways of overcoming the problems arising during the integration of students with university life, to assess the needs. The Bridge of Hope NGO, which protects the rights of children and young people with disabilities, and the Armenian State University of Economics reached an agreement in early September on   a memorandum of understanding.  after ratification. The aim of the newly initiated cooperation is to expand the effective cooperation of ASUE ? "Bridge of Hope" in order to ensure the full inclusion of the students with special needs in the educational process "accessibility" for them.

Susanna Tad?osyan, President of the Bridge of Hope NGO, also took part in the seminar-discussion, who in her speech welcomed the initiative of the University of Economics, aimed at defining inclusion in the university as a priority. Until now, there has been no precedent for introducing the element of inclusive education into the university system; in this respect, according to Susanna Tadosyan, the University of Economics is one of the first.

"At this stage of cooperation, needs will be identified together with the" Bridge of Hope "," said ASUE Aghavni Hakobyan, Head of ASUE Continuing Education Department, in a conversation with According to him, similar meetings are planned with the student council in the near future.

"The problem has become more urgent after the 44-day war. "We have many students at the university who became disabled as a result of that disaster. Our task is to understand how we can create appropriate infrastructure, to help these young people fully integrate into student life," said Aghavni Hakobyan.

According to him, the program is quite ambitious. In the near future, the parties are going to apply for the support of European partners and submit joint grant programs.

In the near future, the idea of establishing a support center at the university will be implemented, ? the department of continuing education will have some involvement, organizing courses that will best meet the expectations and desires of students with special educational needs, helping them to connect with employers, quickly integrate into the labor market.

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