The 27th EAN Annual Conference

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The Power of Accountability in Access, Retention and Success


Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 June 2018

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

In The Hague, city of Peace and Justice, The Netherlands


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Conference Theme and Objectives

Key questions we will be looking at are:

  • What strategies can institutions implement to create transparency and accountability in access for all?

  • What type of leadership is needed on what level?

  • How are faculty members, professors, lecturers and instructors held accountable in creating inclusive learning environments for all students? What are the tensions and challenges faced in the classroom in order to (given all their responsibilities) ensure equitable access for all students, especially underserved students?

  • What are the students’ perspectives on access, retention and success? How are they being held accountable for achieving that?

  • What is the role of community members in involvement and engagement? How do we (educators) stimulate and facilitate these members in fulfilling their responsibilities?

  • How can policy makers develop more equitable access and retention strategies to influence institutions, classrooms and community members as a whole? How can we (educators) inform policy makers in their decision making strategies?

  • How do we recognize when someone has become a change agent and how do we become ourselves change agents?

  • How do we make our implementation sustainable and normalized?  How do we know when we are successful and what are the indicators for success in accountabiliy?

The Hague University of Applied Sciences looks forward to hosting the EAN conference and invites all stakeholders in the field of education to a fruitful day of sharing and exchanging knowledge. We welcome presentations and contributions about the power of accountability in our efforts to implement educational access, retention and success for all. We would like you to join us in thinking and learning about how we can progress to our next steps in the future. For more information about the conference and for your input about the program, send an email to

This conference would not be possible without the support of our partners, donors and volunteers.

We are grateful for the support of the Research Platform Connected Learning of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Municipality of The Hague and ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy.

If you have any questions concerning the conference please email Jolanda van der Toorn-Werges at

Call for Proposals


The European Access Network is happy to invite you to submit proposals for contributions to the 27th annual conference at THUAS in The Netherlands. The overall conference theme is ‘Qualitative Accountability to Achieve Access, Success and Inclusion in Higher Education. What is necessary to hold each other more responsible and accountable in creating inclusive learning environments for all’

Practitioners, researchers and policy makers are invited to submit proposals for masterclasses, paper/poster/project presenations and workshops.

Download the Call for Proposals

Download Submission Form

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be regularly updated here:

Wednesday, June 6


12.30 – 13.30

Registration and light lunch

13.30 – 17.10

Programme – launching the theme (including lunch and breaks)

18.30 – 20.30

Reception City Hall of The Hague


Thursday, June 7


8.30 – 9.00

Coffee and tea

9.00 – 17.30

Programme – deepening the theme (including lunch and breaks)

17.45 – 18.15

Annual General Meeting EAN

19.00 – 21.30

Conference dinner at Madurodam (optional)


Friday, June 8


8.30 – 9.00

Coffee and tea

9.00 – 13.00

Programme – getting the theme into practice

13.00 – 14.00


Conference Fees and Registration

Registrations are now open!

To register please follow this link.

Conference fees available here.



For a list of hotels in the centre of The Hague with discount for EAN conference delegates please click here.


Conference queries

Interested in this event? 

Please contact the conference team at The Hague:




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