InclusiveHE - 1st Press Release

Working towards an inclusive Higher Education sector

Higher education (HE) can undoubtedly play an important and crucial role in tackling Europe’s social challenges. Ensuring that HE is inclusive and that institutions are connected to their communities, is a good first step in enhancing the social dimension of the sector.

There is an imperative need to raise awareness on inclusive behavior and policies and provide specific guidelines on developing inclusive practices, starting from the education sector. In higher education (HE), inclusion is the continuing process of working on the improvement of education systems, in order to meet everyone’s needs, with a focus on those in marginalised groups.

This is the main aim of our InclusiveHE project, which focuses on developing practices that support the inclusion of diverse members with different abilities, ethnic, cultural and migration background in higher education institutions.

The project set out its life cycle in December 2020 with a strong consortium of partners: universities, research organizations and networks from Finland (Åbo Akademi University), Romania (University of Piteşti), Latvia (University of Latvia), Belgium (EUCEN) and Cyprus (CARDET & INNOVADE Ll LTD).

During these past months, the team has been working on a toolkit for administrators and policy-makers at higher education institutions, in order to support them in developing inclusive policies, which will soon be available to the public. A blended training on inclusive practices in HE for learning designers and academics and an e-learning platform and MOOC for self-directed learning, are also being finalised for the purposes of the project.

If you are a higher education provider or member of staff, an administrator or a policymaker, you can get in touch with Christiana Karousiou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Michaela Protopapa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and find out how you can benefit from this project and its resources.

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