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The EPFIME (Establishing a thought-out Policy and Framework for Inclusive Mobility across Europe) project is a 2-year EU-funded project is led by the Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium/Flemish Community in collaboration with the Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education in Flanders (SIHO), the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) in Ireland, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), and the Irish Universities Association (IUA). Three experts from Universities UK International (UUKI), Confia International and Ghent University are also providing expertise on the topic of inclusive mobility.
During this project, consortium partners and experts will examine in-depth the needs and expectations on inclusive mobility of national authorities, students with disabilities and higher education institutions across Europe, while focusing on how national authorities and higher education institutions can collaborate better to ensure the quality and the transferability of support services for both incoming and outgoing students with disabilities in exchange programmes.
Throughout the project, the different partners will:
The outcomes of this project will stimulate a better and in-depth collaboration of the different stakeholders and ensure/increase the quality and transferability of support services among European countries. In the long-term, the project will hopefully allow for an increase of students with disabilities participating in international exchange programmes. The project will run until May 2021.