Final conference of the SIDERAL project – Social and International Dimension of Education and Recognition of Prior Learning

The Ministry of Science and Education is organizing the final conference of the Erasmus+ project SIDERAL - Social and International Dimension of Education and Recognition of Acquired Learning on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The online conference is starting at 9.30 AM (CEST) and the agenda is available at the following link.

The project addressed the social dimension in higher education and the recognition of prior learning as a tool supporting inclusion. The project partners were the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) and the European Students Union (ESU).The aim of the project was to support the implementation of the National Plan for Enhancing the Social Dimension of Higher Education in the Republic of Croatia 2019-2021, which included publishing a study on vulnerable and underrepresented groups of students, developing a methodology for collecting data on the educational and professional pathways of students, and, in cooperation with the European Students’ Union, a study of students’ experience in online learning and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project also co-funded the Bologna Follow-up Group Advisory Group on Social Dimension, and through conferences, peer learning activities and working groups actively contributed to comprehensive European and national debates on the social inclusion and recognition of prior learning in higher education.

The final conference will present the results of the project and give an overall review of the current global, European and national state of play regarding inclusion in higher education, with a focus on recognition of prior learning and the digital transition; the participants will also try to provide some recommendations for the future. The conference will bring together stakeholders from different European countries, institutions, universities and student associations. The working language of the conference is English.

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