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Erasmus + Capacity-building in Higher Education


Developing programs for Access of disadvantaged groups of people and Regions to higher Education

This three-year cross-regional project aims at providing inclusive education for disadvantaged groups by increasing access to higher education institutions in the regions of Georgia and Israel. The project will contribute considerably to awareness-raising, introduction of targeted course material, training of academic and administrative staff and online courses to prepare students with language training and skills courses. The project will focus on learning and teaching tools, ICT-based practices and the establishing of support services, counselling and guidance. It also aims at increasing institutional capacities and transferring best practice to ensure equity and access to all students. Co-ordinated by the University of Haifa, the project started in October this year and will finish in 2018. The 13 partners and 4 associate partners in this project consist of higher education institutions as well as non-academic organisations and NGOs from the Czech Republic, Georgia, Israel, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, and the UK. Please click here for full list.

Global Access to Post-Secondary Education

The Global Access to Post-Secondary (GAPS) Initiative will build the global case for increasing access to post-secondary education for those from all social backgrounds, exchange knowledge and practice across countries to improve our understanding of how to meet the access challenge and advocate to policymakers and senior leaders across all sectors.

Find out more about this EAN initiative here.

RUMI – "Reseau des Universites Marocaines pour l'enseignement Inclusif"

(Network of Moroccan Universities for Inclusive Education)
TEMPUS-SMGR [2013-2016] European Commission

RUMI is a follow-on project from UMEI with the aim of establishing a nationwide network of universities and NGOs to promote inclusive education in Morocco, focusing on disability; cultural and linguistic diversity; socio-economic inequality and gender. One of the objectives is to implement the Charter on Inclusive Education developed during the UMEI project.

UMEI – “Universites du Maghreb: Enseignement Inclusif”

(Inclusive Education at Universities in the Maghreb)
TEMPUS-JPGR [2012-2014] European Commission

The aim of this bi-lingual (French and English) project is to improve access to universities in the Maghreb – Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia – for three target groups: students with disabilities, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and those from geographical regions. It aims to raise awareness, develop a strategy and policy of democratization of access to Maghreb universities and facilitate the transfer of knowledge, skills and expertise from the European partners. More specifically, the role of the European partners is to support the creation and implementation, within Maghreb universities, of an Assistance Unit of Awareness, Support and Mediation (CASAM), and to develop a training manual for academic and administrative staff, senior management and students.

Projects Archive

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