Strength Through Diversity

The Strength through Diversity: Education for Inclusive Societies project aims to identify how education systems can be equitable and inclusive by supporting the learning and well-being outcomes of diverse populations, and ensuring that all individuals are able to engage with others in increasingly diverse and complex societies.

About us

Strength Through Diversity covers six major themes:

• Migration
• Ethnic groups, national minorities and Indigenous peoples
• Gender
• Gender identity and sexual orientation
• Special education needs
• Giftedness


News and Highlights

On 23 March 2022, the Strength through Diversity team released the Review of Inclusive Education in Portugal. The Country Background Report: Portugal, prepared by the Ministry of Education, is now also available



Policy Fora

The policy forum series aims to stimulate a discussion among key stakeholders on opportunities for peer learning and collaboration. Meetings are organised around different topics and convene a variety of stakeholders from interested countries.

Areas of work

Immigrant and refugee students

Overarching topics

Working papers

Country-specific and comparative work

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Featured data



Results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal that in 2015, almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries reported that they were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent.


Creating an inclusive school climate for refugee students (Webinar)