European University Cyprus (EUC): Inaugural Meeting of the ATHENA Project by the University

The Assistive Technology, Disability and Inclusive Education Research Unit of the SoScieAtH Center of Excellence in Research & Innovation in Social Sciences, the Arts and the Humanities of the European University Cyprus, participates in the ATHENA project which aims to support the Higher Education sector in interconnection, in developing innovations, but also in improving the way it operates in order to promote equality and inclusive participation.  The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme and will run for two and a half years.

The ATHENA project officially launched its work with a successful meeting in Brno, Czech Republic on 20-21 February 2023. The meeting brought together project partners from different organisations to collaborate and develop a set of proposals on how it is feasible to integrate the principles of accessibility and universal design into higher education curricula.

Together with European University Cyprus, the project involves the European Disability Forum, which coordinates the project, and the partners Johannes Kepler University Linz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, EURASHE and Masaryk University. At the meeting the participants discussed the project objectives, timelines, main milestones and took important decisions that will guide the modus operandi (methodology) of the project in the coming months. The partners also shared their expertise and knowledge of each other’s responsibilities and tasks.

This meeting was the first of many that will be held to ensure the successful completion of the project. The project team will provide continuous updates on its progress over the coming months.

For more information about the ATHENA project, please contact the local team coordinator at European University Cyprus, Dr. Katerina Mavrou,

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