JGU was partner of the Erasmus+ project SMILE - Social Meaning Impact through LLL Universities in Europe. The goal of the SMILE project was to facilitate inclusive learning by developing, testing, and implementing innovative tools. In order to achieve this, it focused on three main areas that are commonly perceived as the main source of inequality and general disadvantages: migration background, disparity between the genders, and a low socio-economic status. By doing so, the handling of diversity and social integration at higher education institutions is to be improved. The project, which is co-funded by the European Commission, was coordinated by EUCEN (European University Continuing Education Network). Further project partners come from Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Romania and Spain.

SMILE - Testing of the Diversity Audit Model on June 2, 2023

How can access for learners with migrant background at JGU be improved? What successful measures already exist? These questions were discussed in a workshop on Friday as part of the re-audit "Vielfalt gestalten".

Background of the workshop was the testing of the Diversity Audit Model, which was developed within the framework of the Erasmus+ project SMILE.

Full partner meeting in February 2023

From 7.-8 February, another SMILE partner meeting has taken place in Barcelona, Spain.
In particular, the Diversity Audit Model and the Continuing Professional Education courses were further discussed and developed.

Full partner meeting in June 2022

On June 27, 2022, UniCa - Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) welcomed the European partners to the next full partner meeting. During the four days the "Diversity Audit Model" was tested with focus on the pillar "women in leadership". Involved were university managers, teaching and administrative staff as well as students. The audit has thus taken another step forward in the testing process.

Full partner meeting in May 2022

On May 17, 2022, the next full partner meeting took place at the University of Malta. The contents of the meeting were the conduction of the Diversity Audit Model and the further development of the continuing professional training courses (CPD).

Full Partner Meeting in September 2021

On September 10, 2021 a futher full partner meeting took place. Discussed were the Diversity Audit Model as well as the previous development on the continuing professional training courses (CPD).

Full Partner Meeting in June 2021

On June 22, 2021, an online meeting of all project partners of the project "SMILE" took place. The topics discussed were the project goals achieved so far, the various focal points of the project, and the work on the Diversity Audit Model . At the end of the project, this model will be available to universities to reflect on and further develop diversity in their own universities.

Workshop on Diversity Audit-Model May 2021

On 12 May 2021, our workshop on the "Diversity Audit Model" took place as part of the SMILE project. All project partners and the Stifterverband attended. Existing diversity audit models were presented and discussed. Within the framework of the project, a diversity audit model with guidelines is to be developed, which will be tested and further developed within the framework of the project.

Full Partner Meeting in May 2021

An online meeting of all project partners of the Erasmus+ project "SMILE" took place on 11 May 2021. The content and deadlines of the project were discussed.

Peer Learning Seminar in April 2021

On 21 and 22 April 2021, the "Peer Learning Seminar" in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "SMILE" took place digitally. After an introduction by Carme Royo, Director of eucen, the project partners presented their respective pillars and their first results. Findings from the research work and interviews were discussed. In working groups - breakout rooms - further work was done on the contents.

Pre Kick-off Event in December 2020

On 4 December 2020, the pre-kick-off event of the Erasmus+ project "SMILE" took place digitally. In addition to getting to know the various project partners, the contents of the project were presented. Beate Hörr, Iris Thimm-Netenjakob and Milena Ivanova were present as participants from JGU.