DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University participated in the Kick off Meeting of the three-year project “XENIA: HΕ Inclusiveness Index”. XENIA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under Key Action 3, and its official launch took place in Naples (Italy) on January 16th and 17th.
XENIA is implemented by a Consortium of 7 Partners from 5 European countries (Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Spain). The project will develop an innovative and integrated tool that will support European Higher Education Institutions -HEIs- in evaluating the actual level of inclusiveness of their environment and in identifying any efforts that can be placed to best address the needs of sexual and gender marginalized groups and ensure the protection of their fundamental rights and academic opportunities.
At the meeting, the Partners cooperated in the planning of activities for Work Package 1 in order to define a common methodology and identify the thematic areas and indicators for the Index, which is the tool to enhance HEIs’ inclusiveness and to equip them with Tools, Case studies/Policies and Best Practices to combat gender and sexual orientation stigma and exclusion. Then, Partners outlined the details of Evaluation and Quality Assurance activities.
The Kickoff Meeting also presented a great opportunity for Partners to agree upon the web domain, the project logo and web design in order to foster XENIA’s visibility and exploitation and to launch dissemination activities, with both online and offline means to reach almost 3 million of people, the total amount expected over the three years of the project.
DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University will participate in all project WPs by conducting the research, developing the INDEX, piloting XENIA activities in Greece and contributing to the project dissemination and exploitation activities.
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