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Société Européenne pour la recherche en formation des adultes

Europäische Gesellschaft zur Forschung in der Erwachsenenbildung

Sociedad Europea para la Investigación en Educación de Adultos

Associazione Europea per la ricerca in educazione degli adulti

ESREA promotes and disseminates theorectial and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications. Active members come from most part of Europe.

The secretariat of ESREA is located at the department of behavioural sciences and learning at Linköping University in Sweden. ESREA is in legal terms a non-profit organization governed under Swedish law.



The 3rd Biennial Conference of the Interrogating Transformative Processes in Learning and Education Network, Milan, (Italy at the University of Milano Bicocca, June 28th - July 1st, 2018. 

Exploring Learning Contexts: Implications for access, learning careers and identities" ESREA Access, Learning Careers and Identities Network 2-4 November 2017 University of Rennes 2, Rennes, France

Pioneering Women and Men in European Adult Education (19th and early 20th Centuries). The ESREA Network on History of Adult Education and Training in Europe invites you to a European seminar in Paris, 4-6 July 2018. 

International perspectives on education policy (IPEP) Winter School, November 27th to December 1st 2017, hosted by the University of Verona, together with Aalborg University, the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council of Italy.

The Life History and Biography Network’s conference – ‘Togetherness’ and its discontent, will be held in Torino, Italy on March 1-4 2018.

5th ESREA-ReNAdET Meeting in Tallinn | 18-20 October 2017. For more information click here.

The 8th conference of the ESREA Network (ELOA) - IDENTITY, VOICE, CREATIVITY, ACTION! 9-11 November 2017 in Leeds, UK, hosted by Leeds Becjett University, School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and the Assosiation for Education and Ageing (for info on venue, how to get here etc click here)

"Exploring Learning Contexts: Implications for access, learning careers and identities" ESREA Access, Learning Careers and Identities Network
2-4 November 2017 University of Rennes 2, Rennes, France
First Call for Papers

The 10th annual conference of the GERA-Commission „Organizational Education“ in cooperation with WERA International Research Network and the Insitute for Social Pedagogy and Organisation Studies (University of Hildesheim) on "Organization and Networks" taking place from 23nd to 24th, February, 2017 at the University of Hildesheim. 

The Third Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education “Equity, Social Justice and Adult Education and Learning Policy” will take place on 8-10 June 2017, at the University of Verona, Italy.

Second call of papers out now! Follow link above. 

ESREA Life History and Biography Network. The 25th Annual Conference theme is: Discourses we live by’ - (How) Do they benefit the world we live in? will take place 2nd to 5th of March 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark at University of Aarhus, Copenhagen Campus

he 2017 ESREA conference of the network Between Global and Local:Adult Learning and Development. The conference theme is:  Adult learning & communities in a world on the move: between national tensions and transnational challenges. 25 to 27 of May,  University of Lower Silesia, Wrocław, Poland

Research project on (His)story of the European Society of Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA): A narrative history of intellectual evolution and transformation in the field of adult education in Europe by Katherine Nicoll and Gert Biesta.

Introduction by Laura Formenti

The fifth book in ESREA book series is now out!

Do you want to learn more about ESREA conferences? A film from an ESREA conference in Magdeburg is available here!


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