Romania – “Institutional Change for International Exchange of Students with Disabilities “

Institutional Change for International Exchange of Students with Disabilities

The West University of Timisoara is coordinating a project called “Institutional Change for International Exchange of Students with Disabilities “, funded by an EEA grant* and involving three other HEIs: the University of Agder, the University of A Coruna and the University of Szeged.

The project addresses the matter of international mobility of students with physical disabilities by focusing on two matters: institutional assessment and change, and setting up a framework for mobility. This project encompasses two of the current priorities of the higher education sector worldwide: internationalisation and social equity. It aims to ensure equal access to international mobility for students with disabilities.

(The project aims to target social sustainability issues by empowering students with disabilities both socially and economically. The expected outcome of this project is to provide an evaluation tool for higher education institutions, a state of the art report, a white paper and a manual for institutional change, as well as a mobility network made up of higher education institutions committed to promoting and supporting mobility for students with disabilities.)

Links to all information: http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/RO15-0074

http://ri.uvt.ro/programul-de-cooperare-finantat-prin-mecanismul-financiar-al-spatiului-economic-european-see-2/?lang=en

* The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent  Iceland’s, Liechtenstein’s and Norway’s contribution to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe, and the Baltics.