Irish LLP: Erasmus National Agency in partnership with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability)

Conference on Learning Mobility: Addressing the Challenges for Students and Staff with a disability


Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4




12 October 2011


  • Mobility has been defined by EU as a pillar action of Youth in the Move programme – how can we ensure its inclusivity using volunteering (buddies).
  • To explore mobility opportunities for students with a disability and the take up or lack thereof (a national and EU target in the area of social inclusion).
  • To identify what works for student with a disability who consider and also take up a mobility placement.


Desired outcomes       

  • To identify examples of good practice for encouraging mobility for student with disabilities
  • To capture the attitudes, expectations and experiences of students with disabilities, their buddies and professionals using the world cafe technique of discussion/interaction


Target Audience 

HEI Staff – international officers; placement officers; disability and access officers; college management personnel; students; public bodies; EU personnel; European Partners; Employers; parents, voluntary agencies in the field; cross-border contacts


Please complete the online form by 7 October 2011



14.00                          Registration

14.30                          Opening Remarks – Chairman/CE HEA

14.35                          EU Mobility Practice and Policy – EU Commission or NA speaker

14.50                          A student perspective – Jessica Gough, University of Limerick (TBC)

15.00                          Tina Lowe, Disability Access Officer, Access & Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin

15.15                          World Café – Facilitator, Chris Chapman

17.30                          Conclusion of Conference

All attendees/participants are invited by the Erasmus National Agency to the 4th Annual Erasmus Lecture to be delivered by Mary Davis, President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia which will take place at 18.30 at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin.  The event will include a performance by the Cross Border Strings and will conclude with a  short reception.

Please indicate your response on the application form at the appropriate part.  As you can appreciate this information is essential for catering at the Lecture.

Depending on the numbers attending, bus transport will be provided from Bewley’s Hotel to the Hugh Lane Gallery.