On March 29th and 30th 2022, the fourth transnational meeting of the European project XENIAtook place at the University of Barcelona. Finally, almost 2 years of online meetings and monthly call via Zoom due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions the consortium was able to meet and work face-to-face.
Great enthusiams and collaboration animated the two working days with partners from Ireland, Greece, Slovenia, Italy and Spain thatare currently working on the implementation of the XENIA index to gauge, assess and implement the level of inclusion, equality, diversity (EDI) of women and LGBT+ peoplewithin the university context.
January 2020 marked the start of this innovative journey of Xenia He Inclusiveness Index, a three-year Erasmus + project,with SInAPSi from the University of Naples as leader of a motivated consortium, composed of organizations from 7 European Institutions all present in the meeting.
Xenia is made of committed people that put their knowledge and heart in finalizing a unique tool that can ensure that everyone can live peacefully academic life, at any level of the organization, so that the University does not become a place for a few selected group of people but a safe place where everyone can be respected and protected.
The “XENIA: Higher Education Inclusiveness Index” is three-year project, aiming at turning Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) into inclusive places that promote social dialogue irrespective of gender and sexual orientation and lower (potentially eliminate) organisational and operational barriers for equal opportunities. It is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU and it is implemented by a consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries, with DAISSy Research Group of the HOU, being the Greek partner, responsible for two workpackages and participating in all activities.
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