ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 250 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300.000 students in all art disciplines. Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices.
Its aim is to stimulate reflection and critical thinking. As a knowledge platform, we organise events and initiate and support projects that are in line with our strategic focus. ELIA’s offer is inclusive and diverse – it serves the needs of art schools throughout all levels, from academic staff and international officers to students and upper management.