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Call for nomination for the 2019 Aurora Equality and Diversity Award

04/07/2019 - 10:48

The third award ceremony for the Aurora Diversity and Equality Award will be held in Amsterdam at the end of October. The objective of the award is to identify and exchange good practices that are being practiced within the Aurora network which the University of Iceland is a part of.

As discussed in the previous diversity workgroup, projects which have been nominated previous years, can be nominated again on the condition that significant progress has been made, and that the project has matured in a way that is tangible and documented. Nominations can include projects, practices and individual activities and interventions.

The award itself will include a visit to another Aurora partner.

We hereby call for nominations for projects on the behalf of the University of Iceland.

Nominations for the award can include projects, practices and individual activities and interventions. Please note that affiliation with the University of Iceland is a requirement. Nominations should aim to provide a narrative of the project and a summary of the lessons learned.

Inclusion criteria
•    Practices which primarily engage with equality and diversity
•    Advances the equality agenda with diversity and respect at its core
•    Helps provide opportunities for marginalized groups
•    Stakeholder involvement, particularly involvement of target group representatives
•    Actions that support a longer term goal of creating transformative change
•    Creates respectful environments
•    Emphasis on diversity as a strength of the university society, in particular those that engage with the concept of intersectionality
•    Innovative methods

Students and staff of the University of Iceland can nominate projects for the award.

Previously nominated projects can be nominated again on the condition that significant progress has been made, and that the project has matured in a way that is tangible and documented.

To nominate a project please fill out this web form and send a short summary of the project to jafnretti@hi.is.

The deadline to submit your nominations is 15 August. 

A panel, with representatives from Aurora partner universities, will review all submissions and select one or more initiatives.