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Inclusion ACAdemy final conference

The Inclusion ACAdemy has last week wrapped up an 18-month training series at the final conference in Zagreb, hosted last week by Croatian National Agency for mobility and EU programmes (AMPEU) and ACA.  
Kicking off in January 2023, the Inclusion ACAdemy brought together over 160 experts, academics, and inclusion officers from across Europe through a series of nine thematic webinars. These sessions covered vital topics, including the principles of inclusive mobility, support strategies, and inclusive communication. The final event, held on 22-23 May 2024, saw over 120 participants from six European countries converge to exchange ideas and solidify their networks.  
Highlights included opening addresses by the director of AMEUP Antonija Gladović and Irina Ferencz, keynote speech by professor Roxana Chiappa, panel discussion on multiplicities in the field of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DIEB), and interactive workshops. Under the moderation of Stella Saliari and through personal stories, this final conference has discussed topics such as institutional and societal belonging, decolonisation, and social justice in the context of international education. The outcomes of the trainings will be the national-level roadmaps of activities that HEIs and NAs can implement collaboratively to improve the Inclusion & Diversity priority of the Erasmus+ programme. 
More information about the Inclusion ACAdemy is available here. 
The programme is coordinated by the Brussels-based Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), an umbrella organisation of 24 national-level funding organisations of international cooperation in higher education, and an expert centre in internationalisation, in cooperation with the Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education (SIHO) and the SALTO Resource Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (Education and Training). The Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP) is the primary coordinator on behalf of the NA consortium consisting of Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD), Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP), Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís) and The Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS). 

 Photo credit: Ivan Mijić, AMPEU