Date:21-22 November 2019

Venue: Vrije Universitat Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Organized: SPHERE, Hosted by Vrije Universitat Brussel (VUB), Belgium

This HERE study visit used a system approach, demonstrating how Flanders and Flemish universities are strategising and tackling the topic of inclusion in internationalisation and mobility.

The study visit also was an occasion to discuss current EU priorities for inclusion and mobility, how they are reflected in EU programmes, and the results of a SPHERE study that has been commissioned to assess how Partner countries are reacting/ adapting to this.

The event addresses all HERE, at all levels of knowledge and experience regarding the topic:  university leadership, teaching staff and students and, given that this event would address the policy and system perspective, also ministry representatives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become aware and understand better social inclusion in higher education, and how it can be related to national and institutional policy and action in the area of internationalisation and mobility
  • Understand the process of defining and implementing university strategies for supporting inclusiveness in mobility, and the related structures and approaches needed to implement it (data collection, QA, student diversity offices, etc).
  • Be able to contribute to the development and implementation of policies and actions for inclusive mobility and internationalisation, considering work at institutional, national and Bologna Process levels.
  • Better promote and use the opportunities offered under the current EU and national mobility programmes and their insistence on inclusion and mobility and contribute to making them more inclusive.

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