The idea for a dedicated Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion (TFD-I) emerged from the EADTU General Assembly meeting of October 2020 in which some member universities indicated to have this topic as a priority in their new strategies and policy making. Diversity and Inclusion generates great attention and even more so for EADTU members as they have a dedicated task in organising education also for disadvantaged groups of students by offering them easily accessible learning paths made fit for a great diversity of students.
Open Universities are inclusive, innovative, and responsive, promoting social justice and equality of opportunity and represent strategic positioning of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. EADTU member universities therefore represent a great variety of policies, approaches, expertise and experiences in this field that we share within this dedicated Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) is the leading institutional university network for online, open and distance higher education. It is at the heart of innovation in the European Education Area, and in particular in the European Higher Education Area. EADTU supports university institutions in the development of digital education in all areas of the educational offer and promotes quality assurance and recognition of digital education in collaboration with national quality assurance agencies.
Next to this website on Diversity and Inclusion, EADTU further supports universities on:
And by the European Digital Education Hub and the OpenU-BLOOM HUB