The objective of this symposium is for the Empower European Universities (EEU) network to discuss different patterns and levels of equity in access and success in higher education across European countries, and to formulate concrete policy suggestions for national and European Union governments.
The symposium will aim at reflecting on national and European systems to increase equity in access to higher education systems and determine how equity policies contribute to economic development in Europe. In this respect, this conference will concentrate on defining key factors which influence equity levels across Europe, e.g. parental background of students, to system-wide factors, such as selectivity and differentiation and corrective mechanisms such as financial aid schemes.
Aarhus University is honored to host this event. In Denmark there is a strong tradition of equity in the educational system. I hope that you will join us in Aarhus to discuss this important topic and use the opportunity to make your voice heard by policy makers and stakeholders in Europe.
Report can be found here: 20130201_EEU_AU – Equity in Higher Education