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 Commission is organising an event on the European Universities Initiative on 7 November 2019 in Brussels. It will be the kick-off for the 17 European university alliances that were selected through the first pilot call and an occasion to present their projects to the public. In an...view more
On 26 June, the European Commission announced the results of the first pilot call for “European Universities”. Out of 54 applications, 17 networks involving 114 higher education institutions from 25 countries have been selected for funding. Each of them will receive up to...view more
This was the topic of the INVITED project’s peer learning seminar on 14 June at University...view more
The comparative, cross-country study reviews the links between integration and higher education...read more
International Women’s Day, 8 March, is a global day to honour women and their achievements in all spheres of life. It is a time to reflect on progress made and ways to further advance gender equality to maximise the potential of female talent. On this occasion, EUA presents its latest data...view more
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
While more women are making their way to the highest levels of academic leadership in Europe, the...read more
Research and innovation benefit from diversity in all respects. As Lokesh Joshi of the National...read more
In 2019, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of EU activities to advance gender equality in...read more
Access to education holds great potential for refugees, especially women. Dr Sezer Ş. Komsuoğlu of...read more
As the world grapples with the future of the United Nations migration pact, Europe’s higher...read more
The European Commission’s Erasmus+ mid-term review must consider how to harness the potential of...read more
The European University Association (EUA) and the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) supported by the European Students’ Union...Read more
Recording of the webinar is available on the EUA YouTube Channel. On 28 May 2019, at 14:00 CEST, EUA hosted a webinar on the launch of the study report...Read more
EUA organised a focus group on “Universities’ Strategies and Practices towards Diversity and Inclusiveness” on 24 November 2017. The event...Read more