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Retrospective for Perspective

Access and Widening Participation 1991 - 2041

29th - 31st May | Dublin, Ireland


"History repeats itself because no one was listening the first time"  (Anonymous)



We invite you to join us in May 2016 in University College Dublin to celebrate European Access Network  (EAN) Silver Jubilee.

The 25th EAN Conference will take a retrospective look at the past 25 years’ achievements in access to higher education, to give perspective for moving forward for the next 25 years.

Keynote Speakers

Mr Imade Annouri

Mr Imade Annouri MP of the Flemish Parliament, Belgium

Professor Kathleen Lynch Chair of Equality Studies, UCD, Ireland

Mr Sjur Bergan Head of the Education Department, Council of Europe, France

Professor Halleh Ghorashi Professor of Diversity and Integration, Department Sociology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frank Tuitt

Dr Frank Tuitt Sr Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion, University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, USA

Professor Sarah Moore Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick and Chair of National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Ireland

Mr Jamie Merisotis President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, USA

Dr. Ebun Joseph Training & Employment Officer  at Business in the Community (BITC) Ireland

Professor Patrick Clancy Emeritus Professor of School of Sociology, UCD, Ireland

Sean O'Foughlu

Mr Seán Ó Foghlú Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills, Ireland

2016 EAN Alumni Honours Awards

We know our Access graduates go on to do amazing things. Whether it be success in industry, public sector, charity, the arts or entrepreneurship, many sections of society are a better place because of the contributions made by Access graduates across Europe.

The European Access Network would like to formally recognise these significant achievements by presenting a number of Alumni Honours at the 25th EAN conference dinner.

Using the form below you can nominate an outstanding Access graduate to receive an European Access Network Alumni Award at the 25th Anniversary EAN conference in Dublin.

You may nominate any graduate of a European post secondary level institution who was considered an Access student by the definition of your country. Nominees may have graduated 10, 20, 30 (or even longer!) years ago.


The 2016 EAN Alumni Awardees

Hannagh Mc Ginley
Abdul Ali Hassan
Patrick Kelly
Gary Gannon

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