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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.

Employees of ULS actively participate (by taking part in conferences, by membership in scientific and organisational committees and congresses, english language publications in networks monographies) in following scientific networks of ESREA:

ESREA Network: Access, learning carrer and identity

(A. Nizińska, E. Kurantowicz)

ESREA Network: Between Local and Global: Adult Learning and Development

(E.Kurantowicz, R.Ligus, A.Nizińska, M. Gołębniak)

ESREA Network: Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Education

(M.Malewski, E.Kurantowicz)

ESREA Network: Adult Learning, Life History and Biography

(R.Ligus, A.Nizińska, E. Kurantowicz)

ESREA Network: Working Life and Learning

(A.Nizińska, M.Czubak-Koch)

ESREA Network: Gender and Adult Learning


ESREA Network: Cross-Culture and History of Adult Learning


ESREA Network: Migration, Ethnicity, Racism and Xenophobia

(M.Starnawski, R.Ligus)

contact person: dr hab. prof. ULS Ewa Kurantowicz


Dear ESREA member

ELOA 2014 Conference 'Innovations in older adult learning: Theory, research, policy'

22 - 24 October 2014

University of Malta Valletta Campus

The conference 'Innovations in older adult learning: Theory, research, policy' focuses on the recent innovations in the field of older adult learning. Although population ageing made an unprecedented number of older adults available for educational participation, so that older adult learning is considered to be the fastest growing branch of adult education, the field of lifelong learning remains located in, and around, the younger and adult ‘territories’ of the life course. Hence, the conference will act as a critical guide to the current body of knowledge and practice relevant to the field of older adult learning, so as to provide comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in late-life learning.

For further information, please visit website.


ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
Life History and Biography Network

The Annual Conference in 2015 will be held in Italy at Università di Milano Bicocca from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th March 2015

First Call for Papers

The conference theme
During the last conference, in Magdeburg, 2014, two different topics emerged as interesting themes for life history and auto/biographical research: of the political role and potential of our work as well as the role of the arts, of literature, of poetry and music in helping us think about a troubled world. We decided to combine these and to address them in our 2015 network conference. Hence, we invite researchers and diverse scholars to join us by submitting proposals for papers and workshops to explore the theme of whether life-based narrative and artistic activity can invigorate collective political and social action, in such a troubled world.

For further information, please visit website.



The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on adult education and learning. It has a particular focus on issues at stake for adult education and learning in Europe, as these emerge in connection with wider international and transnational dynamics and trends. Such a forum is important at a time when local and regional explorations of issues are often difficult to foreground across language barriers. As academic and policy debate is increasingly carried out in the English language, this masks the richness of research knowledge, responses and trends from diverse traditions and foci. The journal thus attempts to be linguistically 'open access'. Whilst creating a forum for international and transnational debate, contributions are particularly welcome from authors in Europe and other locations where English is not the first language.

RELA invites original, scholarly articles that discuss the education and learning of adults from different academic disciplines, perspectives and traditions. It encourages diversity in theoretical and methodological approach and submissions from non-English speakers. Contributions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process. Clarity and conciseness of thought are crucial requirements for publication.

RELA is published on behalf of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA).

The latest issue of RELA is now available at

RELA Call for papers
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