Dirk Van Damme

Dirk Van Damme is Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. He is involved in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Van Damme has experience in policy maker and advisor.


Tia Brown McNair

Tia Brown McNair is Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) .


Orhan Agirdag

Orhan Agirdag is a tenure track Professor of education and society at KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam. As a scholar he looks at thresholds for education and has special interest in teacher education and multilingualism.

Panel internationalisation (Tuesday)

A panel on internationalisation broadens the scope of access. The panelists will inspire participants with strategies, policies and case studies to improve internationalisation for under-represented groups. We are very proud to have these 5 European experts at EAN 2019.
Pieterjan Bonne

Simone Burkhart

Simone Burkhart is Head of the division “Scholarship Policies and Financial Support” within the Scholarship Department - DAAD Germany. She has been working more intensively on the topic of equal opportunities with a special focus on the scholarship programs.

Katja Urbatsch

Katja Urbatsch is founder and CEO of ArbeiterKind, a German organization advocating the rights of pioneer students. As a board member of EAN, Katja has a long experience in higher education in Europe with a focus on influencing and making policy as well as on case studies and inspiring examples.

Katherine Allinson

As a Policy Researcher for Universities UK International’s Outward Mobility team, Katherine Allinson has a focus on widening participation in mobility. She led a European Commission funded project which produced a transferable toolkit of practical advice and case studies to help institutions to develop effective strategies to increase the number of students from under-represented groups participating in outward mobility programmes.

Wim Gabriels

Wim Gabriels is Project Officer at the Erasmus Student Network International, with a focus on Inclusion and Social Impact of International Student Mobility. He gained experience in European Project Management and Student Support as International Relations Officer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

Dominique Montagnese

Dominique Montagnese is a consultant expert on Inclusive Learning Mobility (SIHO (Belgium) and Confia International (France)). He has been involved in several projects and initiatives connecting Erasmus+ mobilities, Social Inclusion and Inclusive Mobility at large. A great example is the MappED! Project and the Inclusive Mobility Alliance project.