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. A blended training on inclusive practices in HE for learning designers and academics and an e-learning platform and MOOC for self-directed learning, is also being finalized and will soon be made available to everyone for free.