EAN Annual Conference

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The EAN annual conference represents a unique international experience of diversity in action. Hosted each year by a different member institution or organisation in Europe, the conference brings together policy-makers, academics, practitioners, researchers, and administrators from around the world to address key issues in access and widening participation, diversity and inclusion. It also engages the participation of students, student support services, student organisations and employers.

Our annual conference provides a platform and opportunity for those committed to equity, diversity and inclusion to discuss and debate topical issues, learn from one another, develop initiatives and make new European and international contacts. In particular it aims:

  • To stimulate European and international collaboration to widen access and participation
  • To share experiences and promote good practice in creating an inclusive higher education
  • To disseminate research findings to a wider audience
  • To contribute to the development of equitable tertiary education systems in Europe and beyond


To find out more about our current, future, and past conferences, use the links below:


Coming Up: 24th EAN Annual Conference in collaboration with the National Union of Students, Norway

June 8th - 10th 2015, Hotel Bristol, Oslo, Norway


Hidden Potential or Hollow Promise? Can Technologies Deliver Wider Access and Success in Higher Education?

2nd - 4th June 2014, 23rd Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


The Access Evolution: Adapt to Survive?

June 2013, 22nd Annual Conference at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France


Access to Higher Education: Is It a Right, a Privilege, or a Necessity

June 2012, 21st Annual Conference at University of Zagreb, Croatia


Student Diversity in Higher Education: Conflicting Realities

June 2011, 20th Anniversary Conference at VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


From Access to Success: Closing the Knowledge Divide

June 2010, 19th Annual Conference at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden


Past Conferences