SMILE: Social Meaning Impact through Lifelong Learning universities in Europe

The project SMILE - Social Meaning Impact through Lifelong Learning universities in Europe – aims to achieve inclusive higher education, focusing specifically on ethnicity, women in leadership and socio-economic background divergences when evaluating the way to boost inclusiveness. The project envisions improving participation, progress and achievement of disadvantaged learners in higher education institutions. 

Launched in December 2020, SMILE will run its course until November 2023, starting with a research component evaluating the situation of disadvantages groups in higher education and of potential ways in which inclusion can be achieved. Based on this research, the main project outcomes will be a diversity audit template that can be used by higher education institutions’ management , three continuous professional development courses for higher education institutions’ staff members and an action plan based on policy recommendations for institutional leaders and decision-makers in general. 

SOLIDAR Foundation joins the following organisations in this ERASMUS+ funded project consortium: 

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