Brno, Czechia – 21 February 2023

The ATHENA project officially kicked off with a successful meeting held in Brno, Czech Republic. The meeting brought together project partners from across multiple institutions to collaborate on developing a set of recommendations on how to integrate accessibility and design for all into the HE curricula. 

The ATHENA project aims to support the Higher Education sector in becoming more interconnected, innovative and inclusive. The project is funded by Erasmus + and will run for two and a half years. With this meeting, we marked the beginning of a multi-disciplinary effort to create solutions that will provide significant societal benefits. 

European Disability Forum, the coordinator of the project, and the partners: Johannes Kepler University Linz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, European University Cyprus, EURASHE and Masaryk University participated in the meeting. The participants discussed project goals, timelines, and key milestones and made important decisions that will guide the modus operandi in the following months. Partners also shared their expertise and insights on their respective responsibilities and tasks. 

“The ATHENA project represents a major step forward in the field of accessibility and inclusion. We are thrilled to have such a talented and dedicated team of experts working together to bring this project to life,” said Marta Rodrigues from EURASHE. The meeting was productive and gave us a clear understanding of the path ahead.  

The team is truly motivated to deliver results that will drive progress and improve lives. This one-and-a-half-day meeting was the first of many that will be held to ensure the successful completion of this project. We are committed to continuously providing updates on the project’s progress in the coming months. 

For more information about the ATHENA project, please contact [email protected] .