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Biological and Social Foundations of Inclusion Center

Biological and Social Foundations of Inclusion Center
St. Petersburg
Russian Federation
(+7) 812 328 13 01
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional level
Type of organisation
Academic/Educational Entity
Main Activity Type
Capacity BuildingResearch and knowledgePublishing
Health ProgramsParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant children
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsHealth professionalsSocial workersParaprofessionalsSupervisors (inspectors)Managers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesHigher education staffStudentsIn-service training providers


One of the main objectives of the Centre is to improve the scientific, educational and practical collaboration between academic researchers and educational, medical and social institutions involved in providing assistance and accompanied by children and adults with special needs. The Centre's activities include:
- scientific and practical work in research, educational, medical and social institutions;
- organization of training courses and workshops in areas: early childhood education and care, early childhood intervention, problems of communication development (verbal, additional, alternative); conditions of educational success; well-being for people with special needs; interaction with the community (family, parent's associations, professionals), coverage in the mass media;
- development, support and implementation of evidence-based programs support people with special needs;
- creating of open "bank of knowledge" for the main directions of the Centre.
The Centre's work is based on the inter-agency (in Russia) and international cooperation for implementation of joint research, educational and practical projects; organization scientific and practical activities in the different formats: seminars, conferences, workshops, master classes, and webinars; publication of scientific and educational materials.


Date: 10-08-2017

Summerschool and conference in Russia

Russian ISSA member Biological and Social Foundations of Inclusion Center, in cooperation with ISSA member Soobschestvo hosted a 10 day international conference and summer school in June.

Date: 26-04-2017

International conference: “Early Intervention: from theory to practice” in Russia, registration open

ISSA member, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences "Biological and Social Foundations of Inclusion" center, is a research and education center based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. They are organizing a flagship event on early intervention in June 13-23, 2017.