On Adult Learning

The 10th International Scientific Conference Education 2030 & Adult Learning Conference: Global Perspectives and Local Communities – Bridges or Gaps? Agenda, Praxis, and Research will be held from 7 to 10 June 2018 in Opatija. The conference is organized by the European Research Network Between Global an Local: Adult Learning and Communities (BGL-ALC Network) and Adult Education Institution ''Dante'' from Rijeka.
ESREAThe European Society for Adult Education Research, promotes and disseminates theoretical and empirical knowledge of adult education in Europe, through collaborative networks, conferences, and publications. ESREA brings together 12 networks, each of which is focused on research and promotion of a particular topic.
BGL-ALC is one of the 12 ESREA networks. It was established in 2006 with the aim of connecting researchers engaged in the role of adult education in local community development, identification of global and local dimensions of adult and social change education, promotion of urban and rural studies, and studies of globalization development trends at the regional or local level.
Adult Education Institution Dante was founded 27 years ago as a foreign language school. Today, it is a competitive and modern institution that contributes to the development and quality of adult education not only in the city of Rijeka but also in the wider region. Apart from the promotion and implementation of various Lifelong Learning programs at the local, regional and national levels, ''Dante'' is implementing numerous high-quality international projects.
The conference will bring together scientists and practitioners dealing with adult education, representatives of competent agencies and/or ministries, professional and civic associations and other stakeholders from 4 continents and 15 countries. The participants will promote the importance of adult education in local community development and achievement of global goals, and contribute to strengthening cross-border co-operation, networking and promoting andragogical research.

The conference program includes two lectures by guest lecturers, section lectures and a panel discussion at the end of the conference. The guest lecturers are distinguished experts in the field of andragogy: Prof. Katarina Popović, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Belgrade, the Secretary-General of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), and Associate Prof. António Carlos Pestana Fragoso de Almeida, Ph.D., from the University of Algarve, Portugal. 



More information available at  Conference website.


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