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Neurodiversity is a generic term that includes conditions such as: Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum, currently considered as forms of human diversity that require the adoption of alternative perspectives to promote inclusion and exploit creative potential.



To improve access, retention, attainment, and employment prospects of people with neurodiversity conditions in Argentina and Mexico, enabling them to reach their full potential by building capacity to support neurodiversity in the HE and in employment sectors, promoting inclusion and knowledge development.

The ENTENDER project is a joint project in Region 8 (Latin America). It addresses regional priorities for the "improvement of the administration and operation of HEIs", and is specifically aligned with the DCES priority "Equity, access, and democratization of Higher Education". As suggested in the DCES definition, the project will promote the inclusion of people with neurodiversity who, as a sector of a larger group of people with disabilities, are at a disadvantage in society, resulting in disproportionate representation among the lowest socioeconomic groups in the world. National education systems, which promote the development of human capital, have an important role to play in fostering economic development and strengthening social institutions in a country, with education as a means of addressing disadvantage. All project activities have been planned in an inclusive manner to enable the participation of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, such as students, parents, teachers, managers, employees and partners. The EU will build capacity in Argentina and Mexico to achieve national and regional priorities through the provision of EU university staff who will share knowledge and best practices, resources for training in teaching and curriculum change, peer support programs and employability support.

ENTENDER partners in HE will work on behalf of their schools/institutes together with the NEXOS program on the one hand, and employers and graduates on the other. The aim is to increase knowledge about neurodiversity, as well as to intervene in order to identify and address learning difficulties in the sectors, which will mitigate the particular challenges of people with neurodiversity in transition. Although current government priorities, especially in Argentina, focus on HE enrollments, partner HEIs are also concerned about the retention and achievement of their students, which ENTENDER will address by better identifying and changing attitudes towards a positive consideration of neurodiversity. Through the joint work of schools, HEIs, employers, and partners, ENTENDER has a cross-cutting and interdisciplinary approach, enabling a greater impact.

  • WP 1 – Needs Analysis and Transfer of Knowledge. Leading partner: Coventry University.
  • WP 2 – Modernisation of Resources and Training. Leading partner: University of Macedonia.
  • WP 3 – Cascade Training. Leading partner: Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
  • WP 4 – Student Capacity Building. Leading partner: Universidad de Colima.
  • WP 5 – Talent Management and Careers. Leading partner: Universidad de Guadalajara.
  • WP 6 – Quality and Monitoring. Leading partner: Università Degli Studi di Torino.
  • WP 7 – Dissemination and Exploitation. Leading partner: Universidad Nacional del Rosario.
  • WP 8 – Project Management. Leading partner: Coventry University.

For further information, please contact the participating university offices at the following addresses

Email address

General Directorate of Higher Education o

International Affairs and Academic Cooperation Office

General Directorate of Educational and Vocational Guidance

Technical Secretariat of the University

School of Medicine

School of Educational Sciences

School of Pedagogy

School of Psychology

School of Social Work


Ultima actualización:06/05/2022

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