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STUPS Moves Toward The First Student Participation Index

The recent transnational meeting of this Erasmus + project focused on the promotion of student participation, planned in Brussels, but hosted virtually due to COVID-19, has laid the foundations of the first European student participation index.

In this meeting, the complexities of a challenge of these characteristics have been revealed, since it is intended to measure how participative the higher education systems of the European Union are, starting with a pilot test with Spain, Portugal and Austria as the main objective.

The next appointment marked on the calendar of this European network of student participation will bring together experts from different countries of the continent on the 20th of this month, to address the first version of this innovative index in a transversal way, among students, managers and researchers.

The partner institutions of STUPS have taken advantage of this multilateral meeting to strengthen their commitment to equality and inclusion, which, they consider, should permeate all student participation and, therefore, all activities and results of the project.

In addition, this virtual event has also presented the progress of the future Guide to Innovative Practices for the Promotion of Student Participation, currently under development, and other news from the network, which looks askance at the progression of the pandemic, which has so much university activity disrupted.

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STUPS – Student Participation Without Borders is an ambitious project co-financed by the program Erasmus + of the European Union, whose objective is to strengthen and promote the participation of students in the good governance of higher education institutions from an inclusive perspective.
The STUPS consortium, led by the University of Huelva (Spain), is made up of five members, the University of Évora (Portugal), the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria (Austria), the European Union of Students (Belgium) and the Directorate of Evaluation and Accreditation of the Junta de Andalucía (Spain).
The content of this press release is the exclusive responsibility of STUPS and neither the European Commission nor the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) are responsible for the use that may be made of the information published here.


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