As the new Erasmus+ Programme and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) aim to achieve better inclusiveness in mobility programmes, higher education authorities and institutions are in the process of considering, planning, and implementing reforms to widen the participation of students from disadvantaged groups in mobility programmes. The PLAR-4-SIMP project partners are pleased to invite you to the Online Final Conference ‘Making mobility programmes more inclusive', that will be held on 5 April 2022, 13:30-16:30 CEST.
"My mindset (that I shouldn’t be afraid to be myself) changed because of the Erasmus programme. It made me realize that I had nothing to lose except my freedom and my quality of life".
The conference is part of the two-year PLAR-4-SIMP project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
(1) to organise two transnational peer learning activities on social inclusion in mobility programmes to strengthen mutual learning and deepen the exchange of good practices and challenges between higher education authorities and institutions in different implementation stages across 12 countries
(2) to publish a comprehensive report on national social inclusion measures and practices that have been implemented across EHEA to widen the participation of disadvantaged students in mobility programmes in which innovative inclusive policy measures will be highlighted.
(3) to develop a hands-on communication package to communicate the benefits of outward mobility towards students of underrepresented groups in an inclusive way.
(4) to develop a training package that consists of e-learning modules to equip staff of higher education authorities and institutions with knowledge, attitudes, and tools required to best organise inclusive student mobility in the 21st century
During the final conference, participants will be introduced to the resources to support the implementation a sustainable inclusive mobility strategy at national and institutional level. A panel of guest speakers will discuss the project results and bring a broader perspective to the topic of Inclusive Mobility.
13:30-13:40 | Welcome and introduction
Magalie Soenen | Project Coordinator & Policy Advisor Higher Education | Flemish Ministry of Education and Training
13:40-14:00 | The PLAR-4-SIMP project and its activities
Valérie Van Hees | Project Manager | Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education
14:00-14:40 | Peer Learning activities and Report from policy to inspiration
Helga Posset - Anna Wöckinger | Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Education, Science and Research
Valérie Van Hees | Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education
14:40-14:50 | Health Break
14:50-15:15| Communication Package
Juan Rayon - Sabri Ben Rommane | Erasmus Student Network
15:15-15:40 | Training Package
Nadie Baudry - Valerie Mertens | Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education
15:40-15:50 | Health break
15:50-16:25 | Plenary Panel and Q&A
Moderated by Magalie Soenen | Project Coordinator & Policy Advisor Higher Education | Flemish Ministry of Education and Training
16:25 - 16:30 | Concluding remarks and closing
Magalie Soenen | Project coordinator & Policy Advisor Higher Education | Flemish Ministry of Education and Training
The conference will take place online on 5 April 2022, 13:30-16:30 CEST.
Register here to join the online event by 05 April 2022 at 12:00 CEST
The event will be held in English. International Sign Language and live captioning will be provided.
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The project Peer Learning Activities and Resources for Social Inclusion in Mobility Programmes (PLAR-4-SIMP) is coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Training (Flemish Community/Belgium) and the Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education in Flanders (SIHO), in cooperation with the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Education, Science and Research and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).