Want to find out a little more about the INCLUDE HER Erasmus+ project, meet the partners who are making all of this possible then just keep reading…

The Include Her project aims to develop and mainstream an innovative approach to empower female migrants in higher education to attain higher levels of digital competence. Our resources will better equip HEIs in all participating countries to improve the digital skills of migrant women, helping redress the gender imbalance in the digital sphere.

 The digital gender gap is most acute among migrant/refugees who, as both migrants & women face a double disadvantage that is consistently confirmed by research.”  Barriers include the disruption that migration poses to their learning process, cultural gender stereotypes as to the role of women, and discrimination (conscious and unconscious) that limits access to education, thus our project aims to tackle these issues.

Our project has a strong and cross representational consortium involving 6 partners from 6 countries

Meet the Team:

University Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) considers continuing education as one of its core educational responsibilities. We offer knowledge, expertise, and contacts to enable interested parties to update and complement the knowledge they have acquired in their professional lives. In addition to individual seminars and continuing education programs, we increasingly meet this responsibility by establishing corresponding courses of study. Its Center for Continuing Education (ZWW) coordinates these programs.

Having provided education, training and support to learners and students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds from over 130 different nations for over 40 years and with a network comprising around 4,400 academics, among them 570 professors who teach and conduct research in over 100 institutes and clinics, with 75 fields of study and more than 270 degree courses, JGU has both the experience and the relationships required to lead this project successfully.


The European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) is an international non-governmental not-for-profit association, we were founded in 1991 and registered under Belgian law. EUCEN currently has 174 members in 36 countries, all of them being universities that are actively committed to and involved in the development of University Lifelong Learning (ULLL).


Firm believers in life long learning, education is at the heart of everything we do. Training, mentoring and online learning are three things we engage in professionally and three things we promote in our work. Over the last 20 years, Orla Casey has built up a solid reputation for innovative problem solving, economic development vision and the design, funding and delivery of game changing projects and programmes.

Canice Consulting

Canice Consulting has over twenty years’ experience in the development of innovative strategies for encouraging innovation in teaching and in particular the development of interactive, learner-led educational resources. We are committed to a strategic partnership approach and work closely with many vocational educational training institutions, higher education institutions, local government and private clients to generate innovative learning solutions and foster the knowledge sharing and collaborative processes that lead to more effective outcomes.

Melissa Network

Melissa is a network for migrant and refugee women living in Greece. It aims to promote empowerment and active citizenship, to create and sustain bonds, and to build a bridge of communication with the host society.

Founded in September 2014 with the direct involvement of migrant women leaders, it has members from 45 countries who live and work in Greece. It operates on the basis of a common platform, a hub where networks and individuals can meet, share their concerns and ideas, and support each other in the pursuit of their common goals.

University of Minho

Founded in 1973, UMinho is one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. It is renowned for the competence and quality of its faculty and for the level of excellence in research as well as the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society in general.