The European Honors Council pursues the following goals:

  1. Supporting and stimulating development of honors education and its structural embeddedness in the education system
  2. Creating a common language
  3. Supporting teacher professionalization (within honors)
  4. Creation and exchange of knowledge about honors programs
  5. Stimulating and facilitating research about honors
  6. Enabling networking for people involved in honors
  7. Stimulating spin-off of successful honors practices to regular education
  8. Promoting an easier flow of talented students from secondary to higher education
  9. Stimulating professional development of honors students and connection to working life / research career
  10. Stimulating collaboration and inspiring student exchange at honors level
These aims are all related to four main themes: education, research, student affairs and internationalization. Therefore the EHC set up committees on these themes, which further pursue the network aims related to their subject.