Projects Archive

SiS Catalyst: Children as Change Agents

[2011-2014] FP7 Science in Society European Commission

SiS Catalyst: Children as Change Agents, is a four year, European Commission funded Mobilising Mutual Learning Action Plan. It is an initiative to foster and support ethical, effective and sustainable engagement between children aged 7-14 years and the social, cultural, political, scientific and educational institutions which make the decisions that will shape their futures.

SiS Catalyst is based on a very simple idea… that as children are the future, we must involve them in the decision of today. SiS Catalyst is about finding, refining and applying ways to do this.

While it seeks to empower children everywhere and influence all kinds of institutions to engage with them, the initiative has a particular focus on strengthening relationships between post-secondary education institutions and the children who, despite ability, currently appear unlikely to enter them.

For more information about SiS Catalyst please click here

SIRUS – “Shaping Inclusive and Responsive University Strategies”

Erasmus Mundus [2009-2011] European Commission 

Funded under the Erasmus Multilateral Projects – Modernisation of Higher Education, SIRUS aimed to support universities in Europe to implement the commitments made in the European Universities’ Charter on Lifelong Learning. The Charter listed 10 matching commitments for universities, governments and regional partners to facilitate the development of lifelong learning institutions forming a central pillar of the Europe of Knowledge. The SIRUS project offers universities with different profiles and interests in lifelong learning that are at different stages of its implementation, an opportunity to develop and enhance their strategic approaches, to make lifelong learning a reality. For more information about SIRUS please click here

Access to Success: Fostering trust and exchange between Europe and Africa

Erasmus Mundus Action 4 [2008-2010] European Commission 

This two-year project funded by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union aimed at building a framework for sustainable higher education dialogue between Europe and Africa, focusing specifically on areas of common interest to both regions: access to higher education for under-represented groups, mobility, cooperation development and capacity building. Throughout the project, ‘partnership’ was central to the discussions. Partnerships of institutions to address common challenges, build capacity and produce globally and locally relevant knowledge; partnerships of university associations to guide more regionally oriented discussions and projects; and partnerships of government bodies in supporting higher education exchange within political frameworks. For more information about this project please click here

Inventory of Access Programs: Strategies for Broadening Post-Secondary Participation

[2008] for the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, Canada

“Let me Learn” – Accelerated Certification Project

[2006] Grundtvig, European Commission

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Embedding widening participation in higher education

 [2005] for Universities UK

"Chagal" – Curriculum Guidelines for Access Programmes into HE for Under-represented Adult Learners

[2004] Grundtvig, European Commission

Social Class and Participation in Higher Education

[2002] for Universities UK

Pyramids or Spiders? Collarboration to Widen Participation: International Examples of Good Practice

[2001] funded by the Scottish Funding Councils for Further & Higher Education

Fair Chances for All? International comparative study on widening participation by low income and disabled students

[2001] for the National Audit Office, UK

Lifelong Learning to Combat Social Exclusion: the Role of Higher Education Institutions

[2000] funded by Socrates, European Commission

From Elitism to Inclusion: Good practice in widening access to higher education

[1998] for the CVCP, UK

The Management of Wider Access

[1998] TEMPUS-JEP, European Commission

Access for Under-represented Groups in Higher Education: Report on Western Europe

[vol. 2, 1996] for the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Access for Under-represented Groups in Higher Education: Report on Central and Eastern Europe

[vol. 1, 1995] for the Council of Europe, Strasbourg



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