EQUNET intends to represent a thematic hub where institutions and individuals working on Higher Education and peers working on equity-assurance can meet, exchange knowledge, and shape a more equitable future for European universities, with an aim to increase access to Higher Education for all marginalised and non-traditional groups based on a principle of equity. With the help of European Commission funding under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the project has brought together a consortium of renowned research organisations and stakeholder representatives to work on the project.
The network deals with:
- policy advocacy, by contributing to shaping EU and if possible national policies in its field
- dissemination and cross fertilisation, acting as a platform for mainstreaming and benchmarking of good practices at the Member states level;
- resources documentation, by supporting the creation of an open archive for equity-related documents and resources.
EquNet also organises an annual Conference and a Competition which awards photos, videos and/or written compositions that covers the topic of equity in higher education.