Pushing forward digital inclusion: good practice exchange between European Universities

EPICUR > Geen onderdeel van een categorie > Pushing forward digital inclusion: good practice exchange between European Universities

The EUTOPIA Alliance held a joint conference on Thursday 2nd July 2020 on the topic of Digital Inclusion and the role European Universities can play in this transition.

The conference gathered about 45 participants and panellists from multiple European Universities such as CIVISARQUSCHARM-EU and EPICUR. One of the aims of the conference was to share good practices between the alliances in terms of digital inclusion.
During this conference, our colleague Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who works within EPICUR on the virtual campus, presented the work our project has carried out on inclusion with a special focus on the procedures for students admission and the development of a gamified virtual mobility. 

Digital inclusion is a transversal subject in which the issues of student selection and innovative ways of teaching and learning are also imbricated. He explained that upgrading the level of inclusiveness in our alliance is one of our main goals, and that we are currently trying to implement these concept ideas within our future pilot course modules in Multilingualism and in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
EPICUR’s main objective in terms of inclusion is the development of our virtual campus which will offer new ways of selecting students as we will create new procedures preparing the ground for fully-fledged joint modules and joint degree programmes. Certifications will also be part of our project and we have defined 4 “EPICUR credentials and qualifications”: 

  1. “EPICUR Track Certificate” 
  2. Traditional ECTS 
  3. Microcredentials 
  4. Badges (for special skills) 

As Thrasyvoulos explained, we also aim to implement a gamified approach in our virtual mobility. The concept of gamification means that game elements are implemented in non-game areas such as Higher Education.

EPICUR colleague Anouk Tso from the University of Amsterdam in charge of the Multilingualism work, also took part in the discussion and explained the EPICUR vision and objectives on multilingualism and inclusive governance notably thanks to the creation of our Language Policy.

One major outputs of this conference was that all the representatives of the European universities alliances realised they have a lot in common and agreed on creating a booklet and a cross-alliance meeting group about digital inclusion in order to further share their experiences and improve the future of European Universities altogether.
The subject of “Digital Inclusion” is a researchable topic and we will learn more about it as we progress and improve in our cooperation.

If you want to see (or see again!) the webinar, click here

All news

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • Cookies


We use different cookies on the site to improve the interactivity of the website and our services. Consent is considered implicit if you continue your navigation on our sites without configuring cookies.

What is a “cookie” ?

A “cookie” is a file of limited size, usually consisting of letters and digits, sent by the Internet server to the browser’s cookie file located on the hard drive of your computer.

3 types of cookies are stored by the site :

  • Internal cookies needed for the site to operate
    They do not represent any danger for your privacy since the cookie memorising your choice for the configuration of cookies is part of this category.
  • Audience measuring cookies
    Depending on the sites visited, we use Google Analytics to analyse the audiences. Your consent is requested prior to storing Google Analytics cookies.
  • Third party cookies intended to improve the interactivity of the site
    These in particular are :
    • sharing buttons (Twitter and Facebook)
    • lists of tweets (Twitter)
    • videos broadcast on the site (YouTube, Dailymotion)

These features use third party cookies directly stored by these services. During your first visit to our site, a banner informs you of the presence of these cookies and asks you to indicate your choice. They are stored only if you agree, or if you continue your navigation on the site by visiting a second page of the same site. At any time, you can find information and configure your cookies to accept or refuse them by going onto the page [Cookie management] at the top of each page of the site. You can specify your preference either globally for the site or service by service.

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.