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All-inclusive universities: A project for enhancing the accessibility services of universities for students with disabilities


The Euroregional Center for Democracy (CED) from Timișoara, in partnership with the School of Management Fribourg (HEG Fribourg) from Switzerland, is implementing the project “All-inclusive universities: A project for enhancing the accessibility services of universities for students with disabilities”, between 16 March 2015 and 15 September 2016. The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.

The initiative addresses the four state-funded universities of Timisoara – West University, Polytechnic University, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – and has the following objectives:

assessing the implementation of the Framework on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the four public universities of Timisoara;
increasing the knowledge of the university staff in charge of / involved in implementing the Inclusion Framework in the four universities, in the field of accessibility tools and mechanisms for students with disabilities;
promoting a campus culture characterized by attitudes of respect and inclusion in the four universities of Timisoara.

The project comprises of the following activities:
exploratory workshop with key higher education stakeholders in Timișoara;
know-how exchange seminars in Switzerland;
one workshop with the members of the academic community in Timisoara;
setting up a task group in each university of Timisoara to monitor the progress made in the field of enhancing accessibility for students with disabilities;
the “Advocacy Campaigns for an Inclusive Campus” competition addressing and engaging the student organizations of Timisoara;
design and update of the “All-inclusive universities” website – http://inclusiv.regionalnet.org;
the joint Romanian-Swiss promotional event – “All-inclusive universities”.

For further information about the initiative, please see the project website http://inclusiv.regionalnet.org or contact the Euroregional Center for Democracy at tel. +40 724 958 908 / + 40 356 400 11 39, email anaclaudia_leu@yahoo.com. Contact person: Ana Leu, Program Manager.

 
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