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Diversity and Inclusion
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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

ELIA rejects racism and systemic discrimination on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, ethnicity, and ability are unfortunately still prevalent in our society, and thus also influence our education institutions. Visible effects of this are the relative homogeneity of the student populations in our arts schools, the oftentimes conservative hiring strategies for our faculties, a lack of diversity in senior management positions, and the glass ceiling that still effectively exists within higher arts education institutions in 2020.

ELIA raises awareness within the sector and beyond regarding the complex and intersectional aspects of anti-discrimination. ELIA aims to show itself as an example of best practice, taking on an outreach function to other networks as well. ELIA organises events on this topic and webinars for specific professional groups at universities, and will create a peer-learning platform following the General Assembly 2020.

In June 2020, ELIA’s platform internationalisation PIE hosted a webinar on internationalisation and diversity.