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Long-Term Activity (LTA) Social Inclusion in Higher Education

The Long-Term Activity "Social Inclusion in Higher Education" was initiated in 2021 and is a collaborative project between 13 National Agencies, the Academic Cooperation Association, and the Erasmus+ Student Network to support Institutions in implementing inclusion and diversity in Higher Education.

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Susanne Reich / DAAD

The LTA aimed at supporting National Agencies in their efforts to enhance social inclusion among programme participants with fewer opportunities by fostering thematic exchange, supporting stakeholders trough providing simplified access to relevant information, creating synergies in inclusion between the key actions, and developing recommendations for the further implementation in Erasmus+.

The LTA was organised in three subgroups, covering the following thematic projects:

Subgroup 1: inclusion reader

  • Collection of relevant Information of participating NAs/ Countries (country factsheets)
  • Redesign and promotion of the website in cooperation with ESN
  • Analysis and publication of country specific and inclusion related data derived from the ESN student survey

Subgroup 2: resources and data

  • Collection of inclusion related surveys designed by NAs and post-survey reflections to create a common database for mutual learning in the field of inclusion research (in process)

Subgroup 3: bridging Erasmus+ key actions

  • Development of „Guidelines on synergies reinforcing inclusion in Erasmus+” as well as “Guidelines for ERASMUS+ Coordinators on inclusion” within KA2

In addition to regular online meetings one on-site event “Moving closer to inclusive internationalisation in Higher Education” was conducted.

From 8-10 November 2023, the National Agency Higher Education at DAAD (NA DAAD) has organised a Training and Cooperation Activity (TCA) entitled “Moving closer to inclusive internationalisation in Higher Education” within the framework of the Long-Term Activity (LTA) “Social inclusion in HE”, in which 13 National Agencies as well as representatives from ACA and ESN are involved.

In the TCA “Moving closer to inclusive internationalisation in Higher Education”, with around 110 representatives from HEIs, NAs and expert organisations participating, the following three main goals were tackled:

  1. Communication of inclusion measures at HEIs and inclusive communication
  2. Exchange on the implementation of inclusion and diversity in Erasmus+ in Higher Education
  3. Networking, exchange of results, and joint development of recommendations

Interactive formats like workshops covered the following subtopics in the thematic field of inclusion and diversity in Higher Education:

  • Erasmus+ as a tool for a strategic approach to Inclusion and diversity
  • Closing the communication gap between internal services at HEI working towards an inclusive internationalisation
  • Addressing target groups
  • Creating synergies in inclusion from Erasmus+ Policy Support to Cooperation Projects to Mobility
  • Data collection to work on inclusion / Informing students about inclusion actions
Date 08.11. (6 pm) -10.11.2023 (1 am)
Place Vienna House by Wyndham Andel´s Hotel, Germany, Berlin
Address Vienna House Andel's Berlin, Landsberger Allee 106, 10369 Berlin, Deutschland
Target group NAs, E+ HEI coordinators/ project representatives/ HEI representatives Europe-wide from all key actions, experts and expert organisations in the field of inclusion/ student representatives
Objective Networking, reflection, exchange of results and good practice, recommendations
Programme to the program
Registration closed group of participants
Documents Padlet - Joint knowledge collection

Presentations in plenary

Presentations from the workshops

Workshop 5: “Data collection: why & how? Dissemination &”

Posters presented during the Gallery Walk

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