Our societies are changing. In Europe, increased migration has contributed to more cultural diversity – and more awareness on the topic. Social diversity and inequality are hotly debated in the wake of the financial crisis and they are closely related to globalisation and a rapidly-changing labour markets. Moreover, the last decade has seen an increase in awareness and recognition of sexual and gender diversity.
In this context, inclusiveness has become a strategic question for a number of universities, impacting learning and teaching, research and institutional cultures. Many have taken action to find new ways to enable people from traditionally less-represented backgrounds to find their place in higher education.
EUA is working to ensure that universities across Europe have a platform to share their approaches and strategies. The Association facilitates an ongoing European-wide discussion on the topic, fostering peer-learning activities and supporting members in understanding how diversity, equity and inclusiveness can be embedded into higher education, research and university management.
The Association also focuses on this topic through the “Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe” (inHERE) project and the “Refugees Welcome Map”. EUA is also active in monitoring gender equality, especially in university leadership. These topics are also present in the Association’s work in promoting universities and values.
The European Students’ Union (ESU) is opening the second call of the year for the...view more
The final conference of the inHERE project (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) held on 19 September 2018 in Brussels was not only an opportunity to present the outcomes of the project, but also offered a platform for exchange with other EU co-funded projects on the situation of...view more
The inHERE (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) project partner Campus France organised a Policy Dialogue on 22 May 2018 in Paris, on the eve of the Bologna Ministerial Conference, to discuss the required measures to support higher education institutions’ efforts in integrating...view more
EUA has published an edited volume that showcases universities’ strategies and approaches towards diversity, equity and inclusion. Our societies are changing and becoming more diverse, and social diversity and inequality are becoming more apparent in the wake of the economic...view more
The present edited volume is a contribution to a European exchange on the role of higher...read more
The inHERE (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) project staff training week on “Integration of Refugees: the Role of Universities” at Sapienza University in Rome successfully concluded on 20 April 2018. More than 50 higher education institutions and organisations related to refugee...view more
“A francophone observatory on gender issues in universities will be launched in 2018’’, Leila Saadé, President of RESUFF, announced in her keynote speech at Think Education on 30 January 2018 at Paris Dauphine University. The threefold mission of the observatory will...view more
The TandEM project (Towards Empowered Migrant Youth in Southern Europe), led by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with EUA and COREIS Italiana, was officially launched on 12 February 2018 at a kick-off meeting in Rome. The project aims to improve higher education...view more
EUA has updated its latest data on women in leadership positions in Europe’s universities. The...view more
EUA is deeply concerned about the spirit of US President Donald Trump’s new travel ban and its potential implications on the free flow of people and ideas. EUA believes the new executive order, issued on 6 March 2017, continues to aim indiscriminately at large groups of people to the...view more
EUA has updated its latest data on women in leadership positions within Europe’s universities. The...view more
At its Council meeting on 23 October 2015 the European University Association (EUA) called on policy makers at both EU and Member State level and higher education institutions in Europe to enable refugee students to gain access to higher education, and to remove all obstacles that may prevent them...read more