The Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) was created by the European Commission in December 2007. ANED established and maintains a pan-European academic network in the disability field to support policy development in collaboration with the Commission’s Disability Unit.

The Network is managed by Human European Consultancy (NL) in partnership with the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds (UK).

European Commission

    1.European Commission’s Disability Unit/Strategy

    3.European Union Portal on Social Affairs

    2.European Disability Action Plan

    European Networks

    1.Center for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University (Law and Policy)

    2.Centre for European Social and Economic Policy (Comparative Data)

    Social protection and inclusion

    1.Documentation on Social Protection and Social Inclusion

    3.Analytical Support on the Socio-Economic Impact of Social Protection Reforms

    5.Personal Social Services Research Unit (London School of Economics)

    2.Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion and Employment

    4.Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC)


    1.Disability Rights Promotion International (Monitoring Rights)

    2.OECD Disability and Sickness at Work project


    1.GLADNET Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training


    1.Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE)