From 31 January 2019 till 30 January 2021 a team of researchers from the Scientific Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art of the University of Latvia in cooperation with partners from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Belgium has implemented the project “MyHUB - a one-stop-shop on inclusion practices, tools, resources and methods for the pedagogical staff at formal and non-formal educational institutions” (604454-EPP-1-2018-1-LV-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN). Project partners have collected materials and good practices tested in international practice for implementing inclusive education at different educational levels. Annotations of materials are already available in English, Latvian, Bulgarian, Greek and Dutch in the MyHUB repository. The MyHUB Handbook contains an information on the principles of inclusive education and the situation in the project countries.

In a video presented above, Sarmīte Tūbele, a professor at the University of Latvia and a member of the board of the Latvian Association of Speech Therapists, shares her experience of inclusive education and expresses her opinion on the materials developed within the MyHUB project. The professor's research interests are related to speech therapy and various aspects of special and inclusive education. She has been involved in various projects related to inclusive education and has been represented Latvia in the European Speech and Language Therapy Association for about ten years, establishing contacts with speech therapists and special education teachers throughout Europe. Sarmīte Tūbele regularly participates as a speaker at various seminars, congresses, conferences and participates as a listener in lectures leaded by teachers from other countries.

She has learned about the MyHUB project from her University of Latvia’s colleagues and students. According to her, the main benefit of the handbook developed within the MyHUB project is an opportunity to compare the situation of inclusive education in Latvia and other European countries. It could be useful not only for teachers but also for speech therapists. It might be used in teacher education and improvement of daily working with pupils and students, as new knowledge about current processes is always useful. The professor notes that young speech therapists are interested in professional development and are really happy to try new methods and get acquainted with current information, the materials elaborated in the MyHUB project are useful for implementation.