Erasmus+ Staff Week 2020

"Widening Participation & Digitalization in Higher Education in an International Context"

The FernUniversität in Hagen cordially invites you to its Staff Week on Widening Participation & Digitalization in Higher Education in an International Context. Look forward to three days full of opportunities to share ideas about access to higher education for non-traditional students in the context of digitalization:

  • meet fellow innovative research managers and instructors involved in projects around widening participation in distance higher education,
  • exchange knowledge about the intersections of equal opportunity, diversity, gender, disability and inclusion in the context of digital higher education
  • gain expertise in widening participation in a digital context
  • discuss a variety of institutional strategies and tools
  • include widening participation in your discussion on future skills at your home institution
  • be inspired by innovative widening participation projects and concepts

Application process is now open!

Staff Week participation is free of charge. Participants are, however, expected to cover their travel, accommodation, and living expenses through Erasmus+ staff mobility funds or otherwise (please contact the International Office at your home institution).

Please submit your application by 15.03.2020 to mariana.mondragon. Please note that the number of places is limited. We will get back to you shortly after the application deadline.


The program includes hands-on workshops, discussions with experts, and time for exchange with colleagues as well as social and cultural events.

Getting to know each other

09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Icebreaker activity - Getting to know each other

10:30 - 11:00 Introduction- Equal Opportunities at the FernUniversität in Hagen
11:00 - 12:00 Joint Keynote I
12:00 - 13:00


at participant´s own expenses

13:00 - 14:30 Social Activity (optional): Meditation and Yoga
14:30 - 15:00 Terminologies Across Europe: gender, inclusion, diversity and widening participation
15:00 - 17:00 "Vernisage"-Participants´ Poster Sessions and Networking
19:00 Welcome Dinner

Institutional Frameworks

09:30 - 10:30 Institutional Example I : Universidad Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45 Institutional Example II: Open University UK
11:45 - 12:15 Discussion
12:15 - 13:30


at participant´s own expenses

13:30 - 14:00 Social Activity (optional): Meditation and Yoga
14:00 - 15:30 Keynote II
15:30 - 17:30 World Café
17:30 Social Activity: Museum

Future Skills - European Perspectives

09:30 - 10:30 Keynote III
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15 Workshop Future Skills: Gender and diversity in online/digital teaching
12:15 - 13:30


at participant´s own expenses

13:30 - 15:00 Workshop: Accessibility
15:00 - 15:30 Wrap Up: Conclusion, Networking
15:30 - 16:00 Social Activity (optional): Farewell Yoga
16:00 End of Program
17:30 Optional Excursion

Note: This is a preliminary version of the program, the final version will be made available as soon as possible.

  • For the Staff Week we have blocked a contingent at the Campus Hotel, the FernUniversität can be reach on foot from here.Please note that all lodging expenses as well as cancellation fees must be covered by each participant.

    Campus Hotel

    Feithstr. 131
    58097 Hagen
    Tel.: +49 (0) 2331 - 624 110
    Email: info

    Room prince: 89 Euro per Night excl. breakfast

    Booking Code: Erasmus+ Staff Week 2020

    The following are some accommodation alternatives:


    Roggenkamp 10
    58093 Hagen
    Tel: +49 (0) 2331 - 598 1540
    Email: reservierung

    Room prince: 39 Euro per Night excl. breakfast

    Arcadeon Hotel

    Lennestraße 91
    58093 Hagen
    Tel: +49 (0) 2331 - 35750
    Email: info

    Room prince: from 149 Euro per Night excl. breakfast

    Mercure Hotel

    Wasserloses Tal 4
    58093 Hagen
    Tel: +49 (0) 2331 - 3910
    Website: Mercure Hotel Hagen

    Room prince: from 86 Euro per Night excl. breakfast

    Other places to stay in Hagen (German)

  • By Car

    A1 Exit Hagen-Nord: Take the exit in the direction marked “Zentrum (Dortmunder Straße).” Drive straight forward (in the second roundabout take the third exit to Boeler Ring) along the bypass. Continue forward onto Hagener Straße and then Feithstraße. On the left side you will first see the Villa (Building 10) and then the FernUniversität campus. Turn left onto Universitätsstraße.

    A45/A46 Junction Hagen: From the junction take the A46 in the direction of Hagen-Zentrum. Take the exit marked “FernUni” and turn right (towards Boele) onto Feithstraße. On the right side, you will see the FernUniversität campus. Turn right onto Universitätsstraße.

    With Public Transit

    Once your train arrives at Hagen main station, take Bus 515 towards Hohenlimburg Bahnhof. You will arrive directly at the FernUniversität bus stop within 19 minutes.

    Besides the direct bus connection, you can use the following alternatives: With Bus 514 towards Bathey or Bus 543 towards Profilstraße Schleife, you can reach the FernUniversität via the Hoheleye stop (Travel time: 15 minutes). Continue further on foot in the same direction across the intersection, then turn right onto Feithstraße. After around 200 meters you will see the FernUniversität campus on your left.

    Detailed information about public transit connections can be found on the website of the local transit association Verkehrsverbund Rhein Ruhr

international | 18.02.2020