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European University of Cyprus: Second transnational meeting of the ATHENA project

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ΕυρωπαyκΠαν επιστorμιο Κύπρου: Δεύτερη διακρ&alpha ;τικor συνàντηση του εργου ATHENA

The European University of Cyprus participated in the second transnational meeting of the ATHENA project held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​and hosted by the TransMedia Catalonia research group. The partners focused on the integration of accessibility and Universal Design in higher education curricula, proceeding to the transnational exhibition and planning the next activities consisting of focus groups and co-design. These activities will lead to a set of recommendations which will be addressed to relevant stakeholders.

The ATHENA project aims to support the higher education sector to become more interconnected, innovative and inclusive. The project receives funding from the Erasmus+ program and will last two and a half years. With this meeting, the Partners marked the beginning of an interdisciplinary effort to create solutions that will provide significant societal benefits.

The transnational meeting lasting one and a half days allowed for development and fruitful discussions between the project partners, the European Disability Forum (Belgium), project coordinator, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), the European University of Cyprus (Cyprus), Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and EURASHE (Belgium). The Partners focused on incorporating feedback from higher education experts and accessibility into the text of the cross-national report on the analysis of higher education curricula. Likewise, the partners began planning the next activities of the project which will lead to recommendations on the integration of accessibility and Universal Design into higher education curricula, as well as how to best reach out to relevant individuals, institutions and bodies involved in curriculum design, as well as promoting accessibility in Higher Education curricula.

Stay tuned for more developments on https://athenaproject.eu/and contact for more information to [email protected]  

#accessibilityHE #inclusivityHE #athenaHE #HigherEducation

@MyEDF @MasarykUni @EuropeanUniCy @jkulinz @UABBarcelona @eurashe  @eucresearch @TransmediaCat

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