Academic Network of European Disability experts
The Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) was created by the European Commission in December 2007. The aim is to establish and maintain a pan-European academic network in the disability field that will support policy development in collaboration with the Commission's Disability Unit.
ANED builds upon the expertise of existing disability research centres, supported by national experts, thematic rapporteurs, and links to relevant networks in the disability policy field. Its philosophy and aims support the objectives of European disability policy towards the goal of full participation and equal opportunities for all disabled people.
In this way, ANED provides a coordinating infrastructure of academic support for implementation of the European Disability Strategy and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Management and membership
The Network is managed by Human European Consultancy in partnership with the Centre for Disability studies at the University of Leeds.
The Network operates under a service contract with the European Commission and consists of institutional members, being academic institutions, and individual experts covering the EU Member States, candidate countries and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. In the service contract with the Commission there is one institution or individual expert for each of the countries which is the contact for ANED in that country. These institutions and individuals are responsible for the reporting on the situation in their country and they communicate with other institutions and experts in their country.
The European Disability Forum (EDF) and Age Platform Europe are partners in ANED, representing two major stakeholders organisations of EU persons with disabilities at EU level.
ANED management team
Project directorIvette Groenendijk
Human European Consultancy
Maliestraat 7, 3581 SH Utrecht
Tel: +31 30 634 1422
ANED research & content support
|Professor Anna Lawson||University of Leeds||A.M.M.Lawson@leeds.ac.uk|
|Professor Paula Pinto||University of Lisbonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stefanos Grammenos||Centre for European Social and Economic Policy (CESEP)||email@example.com|
|Professor Rannveig Traustadóttir||University of Icelandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professor Lisa Waddington||Maastricht Universityemail@example.com|
|Yuliya Kuznetsova||University of Lisbonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gunta Anca||European Disability Forumemail@example.com|
|Heidrun Mollenkopf||AGE Platform Europefirstname.lastname@example.org|
ANED country members
In each of the countries ANED has one institute or individual expert as the contact for that country.
The contacts are: