This new report from the Eurydice network addresses the issue of equity and inclusion in higher education in Europe. Using simple indicators, it analyses to what extent European higher education systems are in line with the principles and guidelines agreed by all countries of the European Higher Education Area in order to improve the social dimension in higher education.
The study is divided into ten chapters, as many as the principles, each of which opens with a complete exposition of the principle in question and the corresponding guidelines. This is followed by a brief explanation of how the principles and guidelines refer to equity, the methodological challenges for the development of the study and the choice of indicators. Finally, the data collected are mostly presented in the form of maps. At the end of each chapter, an indicator of the scoreboard summarizes, through scores, the level of implementation of the guidelines in the various European countries, offering the reader a clear visual picture of the level of attention towards equity and inclusion in higher education of the various European systems. Finally, the conclusions at the end of the report summarize the main results.
The academic year of reference is 2020/2021 and the main source of the report is the higher-level regulations and policies collected by the national Eurydice Units representing 38 education systems in 36 European countries.
What is Eurydice
Eurydice is the European network that collects, updates, analyses and disseminates information on the policies, structure and organization of European education systems. Established in 1980 on the initiative of the European Commission, the network is made up of a European unit based in Brussels and various national units. Since 1985, Indire has been the seat of the Italian national unit.
Other useful links:
- Eurydice website – Italian national unity
- Eurydice site – European Central Unit
- All publications of the network