AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


The LINK Network for inclusion in further and higher education


Who Are the Current LINK Partners?

The LINK Network was originally an EU project and is not seeking new partners at present, although current partner details and their work can be sourced using the web links below.

Click here for LINK partner list

Ahead IrelandIreland


W: www.ahead.ie

"We are learning from our partner's expertise and they are learning from ours, meaning together, we are taking the most effective practices from each partner country and promoting them in our own territories. This is resulting in the promotion of a more uniform and higher standard of service provision"



Slovenia Image of 'DSIS Slovenia' logo. Blue circle and triangle with yellow smaller circle within. Click on logo to go directly to website.

DSIS - The Slovenian Association of Disabled Students

W: www.dsis-drustvo.si


"Seeing how different students, experts, organisations or countries approach different issues is an inspiration. Being able to see things from another perspective is a true driving force for development"



ECIO NetherlandsThe Netherlands 

ECIO - Expert Centre on Inclusive Education

W: www.ecio.nl


"Being a member of LINK creates the opportunity to reflect on the situation in our own country. It gives us a much clearer insight into the strong and weak points of our system and how we can improve it"



United Kingdom NADP UK

NADP - National Association of Disability Practitioners  

W: www.nadp-uk.org

"Working together and sharing practice is essential to developing inclusivity in teaching and learning for all, with a passionate network providing excellent opportunities for partners to collaborate and positively influence sector change"



NorwayDirectorate for Higher Education and Skills (Norway)

Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (Norway)

W: www.universell.no

“We believe that together with our LINK partners we will be able to increase the understanding of the demand for equal opportunities in higher education. By working together across Europe we learn from each other and are able to share ideas and best practices and promote them in our respective countries.”



SwedenStockholm University SwedenLUND University Sweden

Lund University

National Student Disability Support, Stockholm University

W: www.lu.se/pedagogisktstod (Lund)

W: www.su.se/english/ps (Stockholm)


"We hope that the collective understanding of each country's unique conditions will enhance mobility for students with disabilities across Europe"



BelgiumSIHO Belgium

SIHO - The Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education

W: www.siho.be/en


"All smaller countries within a bigger Europe can unite over a subject that matters in higher education. It's good to feel recognition over shared issues and at the same time get inspired by each others work and the exchange of new ideas".


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