from June 16, 2022 to June 30, 2022
Published on June 16, 2022 Updated on May 2, 2024

Expert seminar on Inclusion

Inclusive higher education contributes to individual development and well-being and increases educational opportunities. It also drives convergence upwards in higher education itself, thus creating a dynamic virtuous spiral. Higher Education institutions can act as direct role models for the broader society and help the transformative development of social justice and inclusivity. Each day EUTOPIA walks one step closer to implementing inclusivity in its programmes.

The seminar Bridging the Gap: Designing Higher Education Policies through Inclusion Narratives, intends to bring in “expert by experience” voices (students and external stakeholders, including other alliances and a member of the European Parliament), which narratives are important to understand the shared meaning of disadvantage, develop recommendations and initiatives, design strategies, methods, research programmes, and raise awareness of diversity. With their help, EUTOPIA aims to become best equipped to sharpen concrete engagement, structural modelling, and real-life benefits.

The seminar will be opened and closed by two vice-presidents of CY Cergy Paris Université, which is hosting the event: Luciana Radut-Gaghi, vice-president for the European alliance and the Science & Society programme, and Magali Jaouen, in charge of the university's strategy. Among the key-note speakers are "experts by experience" such as Pierre Kompany, mayor of Ganshoren (Belgium), and Mariam Ouarti, a Vrije Universiteit Brussel student and former member of the NASA academy. EUTOPIA and three other invited alliances, CIVIS, EPICUR and CHARM-EU will present the importance of Inclusion and its peculiar role in the European Higher Education ecosystem today.

The seminar will take place on the 17th of June 2022, for the whole day, at Ix Campus in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (34 Rue de la Croix de Fer, 78100, Saint-Germain-en-Laye)

  • NOTA BENE: the seminar is by registration only. Registrations closed the 8 June 2022.
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