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The Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED)


The research and reporting activities of ANED are organized according to themes negotiated between the scientific team and the European Commission. This includes both recurrent activities and new themes developed each year.

ANED maps and monitors existing EU laws and policies as well as the national disability policies of 35 EU Member States, Candidate and Associated Countries. We provide summary policy data in the DOTCOM database as well as annual publication of comparative statistical indicators

Each year, we assess evidence relevant to progress on the EU2020 Strategy from a disability perspective (focusing on the headline targets for employment, education and poverty reduction) with analyses of social policy developments relevant to the EU2020 Strategy.

In addition, new themes or topics are identified each year for additional focus reporting (you can access more information about these themes using the menu on the right).