21.10.2015 - 21.10.2015

European Adult Education in a Global Context

Time:21.10.2015 - 21.10.2015
Location:Helsinki, Finland

In many European countries the national authorities are questioning the purpose of adult education. The wider effects of adult learning for the society seem to have been forgotten. At the same time, having global and European level discussions and guidelines are becoming increasingly important for national policies and realities.

Dr. Katarina Popovic and Per Paludan Hansen, the leaders of international adult education organisations International Council of Adult Education (ICAE) and EAEA will guide us to see the bigger picture.

The event is co-organised by EAEA member The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS). It takes place in Eurooppasali, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki. Register at Sitra website. The event is webstreamed.


Moderator: Markus Palmén (The Finnish Lifelong learning Foundation)

14.30 (CET +1) Coffee

15.00 Welcoming words, Tapio Kujala (The Finnish Lifelong learning Foundation) and Riina Kopola (Sitra)

Keynote speech
"Adult education in an interconnected world"
Dr. Katarina Popovic, Secretary General of ICAE, Associate Professor, Department of Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

"Europe needs the power of learning"
Per Paludan Hansen, President of the EAEA, Secretary General of Liberal Adult Education Association (LOF), President of the Danish Adult Education Association, Denmark 


16.00 Q&A

For more information, please contact: Helka Repo, Publications Manager, The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation / +358 40 759 4532