Membership of the EAN


Membership of the EAN is international and open to all those with a commitment to achieving a more inclusive higher education, including:

  • Academic, administrative, research and management staff in universities and other institutions of further, vocational or adult education
  • Local and national policy-makers in Departments/Ministries of Education
  • Members of organisations relating to higher education, including admissions agencies, examinations boards and professional bodies, guidance, counselling and careers services, staff and students' organisations
  • Employers and trade unions

Membership of the EAN comes into effect upon payment of a subscription.

For any queries regarding membership, fee payments and invoicing, please contact Yana Vlaeva at the EAN Secretariat:

Why Become an EAN Member

  • You'll become part of a worldwide community of people and organisations committed to working for access, equity, diversity and inclusion in higher and post- secondary education
  • You'll be contributing to international work to counter educational inequalities
  • You'll have opportunities to benefit both professionally and personally through learning from and sharing with other members
  • You'll have opportunities to participate in international events and to disseminate your own work
  • You'll have opportunities to take part in international projects
  • You'll become part of our GAPS initiative - Global Access to Post-secondary education

Member Benefits

• Discounted fees for conference, seminars, GAPS and other EAN events
• Access to EAN publications (free, or reduced cost)
• Monthly E-bulletin (e.g. useful links, conferences and calls, funding opportunities etc)
• GAPS newsletter
• Directory of Access Programs – free to add and search material
• Expert database
• Advice and referral through the secretariat
• Networking and partnership opportunities and assistance with networking and forming partnerships
• Nomination and voting rights (Executive committee and Annual General Meeting)
• Opportunities to participate in the work of the association
• Reciprocal benefits with other organisations (to be developed)

Membership Structure

Types of Membership

  1. Individual Members:  one person joining directly.
  2. Institutional and Organisational Members: universities, colleges, schools,  faculties, departments, research centres, associations, NGOs, community organisations, enterprises and other types of institutions and organisations or divisions within them.
  3. Student members: Postgraduate and undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a course of study within a school, college, university or other recognised education institution. Proof of student status must be provided. (Full-time means 75% or more of a full-time study load).

Membership fees from October 2014:

Membership Type

1 year

3 years










Institutions and organisations



Full-time enrolled  undergraduate and postgraduate students



*Senior (age 65 and over)

*Students enrolled part-time at undergraduate or postgraduate level (less than 75% of a full-time study load)

Hardship cases will be considered individually by arrangement with the secretariat.

Structure and Benefits

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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