About SIO

Aims and activities

What does SIO do?

The Foundation for International Education in the Netherlands provides information about international education in the Netherlands. We connect the network of bodies in the international education sector with organisations that provide services in the field. We also organise meetings and conferences for school leadership, focusing on the field of international education and SIO supports innovation in education.

In addition to the Educational Inspectorate’s publication “State of Education” SIO publishes a regular report on: “State of International Education”. You can read the report here

SIO organises annual or biannual conferences with themes around international education and, if relevant, Dutch schools with international education are invited to attend. You can read more about the conferences here.

SIO believes that special education “passend onderwijs” for pupils with specific or individual educational needs, should be widely available. If international schools cannot provide special education, then regional or local cooperation with Dutch schools should be a viable option.

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