The SMILE Policy Recommendations discussed at the European Parliament

SmileRoundTable Sep23

eucen together with ESU and Solidar have recently organised the SMILE Policy Round Table at the European Parliament in their brand new Info Hub space. 

Over 30 participants attended this event, including the three panelists: Svein Hullstein from DG EAC,  MEP Joao Albuquerque and Helene Peterbauer, EUA. 

The event included a presentation of the project and its final outputs, a detailed presentation of the Policy Recommendations designed by the project, a panel to discuss the  relevance and suitability of the SMILE outputs and a final open discussion to collect comments from the participants.

The feedback was very positive and encouraging from the SMILE consortium: the panelists felt the written SMILE Policy Recommendations were fundamental and universal. They found the work done very relevant, useful and interesting. However, all the participants coincided there is still a lot of work to be done in the area of diversity and inclusion. 

Should you be a person engaged to diversity and inclusion in HE, do not miss the opportunity to attend the project’s final symposium in Barcelona, on Thursday 16 November 2023. The event is free but registration is necessary.

The SMILE project has developed a Diversity Audit Model for HEIs, a set of CPD courses for HE staff and the Policy Recommendations and Action Plan that has been presented in Brussels on 20th September. All the SMILE materials are open source and available in the SMILE website.