Posted by: bluesyemre | November 30, 2017

The European Network for #Academic Integrity (ENAI)



ENAI is an association registered in the Czech Republic (legal entity).


Each member institution will appoint one representative (to attend meetings, vote, etc.). Individual members (supporters) are not considered as representatives.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Annual general meeting is the supreme body of ENAI. Is held once a year: typically together with the annual conference. Annual General Meeting discusses the activity of ENAI for previous calendar year, accepts the principles of activities for the following calendar year, elects and dismisses the Board and Auditing group, and adopts other decisions of fundamental importance for ENAI’s existence and activities. Its competencies include namely:

  • determine the main focus of the activities of ENAI
  • decide about the adoption and amendments of the Constitution
  • approve the financial statement for the previous period presented by the Board
  • make decisions about the obligation of membership fee, its amount and due date
  • approve the economic result of ENAI
  • elect the members of the Board and the members of Auditing Group
  • evaluate activities of other bodies of the Association and its members


Board consists of 5 members. Any person affiliated with member institution (i.e. not necessarily the institutional representative) or an individual member (supporter) of ENAI can be elected to the board. Members of the board are elected at the AGM for a period of 3 years.

The Board is the statutory body of ENAI. It also:

  • Plans and oversees the activities of the network
  • Oversees the finances
  • Approves new members
  • Decides on exclusion of members
  • Appoints ENAI staff
  • Appoints heads of working groups
  • Proposes the annual budget
  • Reports to AGM

President of the Board

One of the members of the Board is elected as President of the Board is responsible for the activities of the Board.

Executive director

Executive director is appointed and dismissed by the Board. S/he is responsible to the Board. Cannot be member of the Board. Executive director performs tasks given by the Board and is responsible for operation of the network, which means:

  • Communication with members
  • Organization of annual conferences, general meetings, board meetings
  • Circulating newsletter
  • Taking care of documents

Working groups

To perform given specific task/activity (eg. rating system, common vocabulary, awards,…), a working group was established and dissolved by the Board. The Board appoints a head of working group, who appoints/approves other members of working group and reports regularly to the Board. Representatives of member institutions may nominate experts to working groups.

Particular activities of current working groups:

  • Educational materials
  • Cross-sector cooperation
  • Handbook for improvements

Auditing group

Checks all financial transactions. Oversees the efficiency and transparency of spending. Auditing group consits of 3 persons with 3 years tenure elected by Annual General Meeting. These persons cannot be members of the Board.


The Board:

  • Tomáš Foltýnek / president (CZ)
  • Irene Glendinning / vice-president (UK)
  • Loreta Tauginiene / member (LT)
  • Salim Razi / member (TR)
  • Julius Kravjar / member (SK)




The Auditing group:

  • Milan Ojsteršek / head (SI)
  • Shiva Sivasubramaniam / member (UK)
  • Dita Dlabolová / member (CZ)

Our objectives are to promote integrity in whole academia (i.e. education, research and other aspects of academic sector), specifically:

  • to collaborate towards research and promotion of academic integrity
  • to provide a platform for academics across all sectors to investigate, exchange, develop, collaborate and access resources in the field of academic integrity
  • to offer opportunities for researchers, educators and practitioners to take a leadership role in the field of academic integrity
  • to present best practices in the management of academic integrity
  • to make available a central point of reference where issues of academic integrity can be discussed, researched, progressed and shared with the wider academic community
  • to organize conferences, workshops and other events on academic integrity
  • to network and collaborate with individuals and organisations actively pursuing related research
  • to collaborate towards research
  • to appreciate individual and institutional efforts regarding academic integrity by offering awards.


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