The need to turn university environments into more inclusive spaces to any form of gender expression and sexual orientation, through an IT algorithm,is the core of the Xenia Project.
In June 2022, XENIA took part in the “Málaga Innosocial competition”, II edition, after the IT partner of the consortium Internet Web Solutions spotted the local contest organized by the Málaga Municipality together with an active local association.
The objective of “Málaga Innosocial competition”is to recognize and make visible any initiative at the local and provincial level that provides an innovative and efficient solution to unresolved social problems.
With XENIA, Technologyhas been put at the service of social change.
Currently there are no specific tools or mechanisms that systematically address stigma against sexual and gender minorities and/or marginalized groups and to promote the dynamics of social and educational inclusion of LGBT+ and cisgender women in EU higher education institutions.
The XENIA project and its platform https://www.xeniaindex.eu/ available in English, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Slovenian with an innovative algorithm, more than 50 indicators and 175 best practices offers a highly inclusive tool for all the European universities and organizations.
Fingers crossed to XENIA participation in this competition!
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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