Access, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion - The four pillars of the EAN

The European Access Network encourages wider access to higher education for those who are currently under-represented, whether for reasons of gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, disability, family background, vocational training, geographic location, or earlier educational disadvantage. The EAN is the only European-wide, non-governmental organisation for widening participation in higher education. It is organised for educational purposes and operates under English Law. Membership is open to all those with an interest in widening access.

The EAN's objectives are:

  • to promote effective policies and negotiate resources for wider participation in higher education
  • to undertake collaborative research and development programmes on access issues
  • to share information on, and provide mutual support for, access developments 
  • to co-operate with other international and national bodies to promote wider participation
  • to analyse access philosophy within and between member states
  • to share pedagogical strategies and multi-cultural curriculum approaches
  • to explore professional and political issues which promote wider participation
  • to encourage international exchanges among access students and staff
EAN Constituition

What We Do

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Executive Committee

The EAN is governed by its Executive Committee. Executive members are elected for a two year period by members at the Annual General Meeting. All countries with EAN members are eligible for representation on the Committee, which is responsible for implementing the aims and objectives of the Network.

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Contacting the EAN

The Secreteriat of the EAN is based at Roehampton University, United Kingdom. It is organised for educational purposes and operates under English Law

Please feel free to write to us, contact us by email or use our contact form.

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The EAN Secretariat, European Access Network
Lawrence Building, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ, United Kingdom
Email: ,Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3857, Fax: +44 (0) 20 8392 3148