Subject of the conference

In present times, the traditional problems and challenges of adult education policies are
complemented by new ones, concerning the withdrawal of the State in adult education domains, governance issues, the increasing of structural unemployment and the use of educational policies to solve low-skills shortages, labour market and economic problems, scientific and technological developments impacting in work contexts, climate changes and environmental challenges as well as civic and political risks occurring from the rise of right wing parties, extremist social movements and conservative thinking

Therefore, the futures of adult education, when considering global, national, regional and local policies and actors, require critical problematisation and this is the challenge raised to participants of this PSAE network conference.

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Where and when?

7 - 9 September 2023

Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa 
Alameda da Universidade
1649-013 Lisboa

Conference fees

Early bird (paid up until April 30st 2023):

  • ESREA member: 280 €
  • Non-member: 330 €
  • Student: 110 €

Payment of fee (after May 1st 2023):

  • ESREA member: 330 €
  • Non-ESREA member: 380 €
  • Student: 130 €

Deadline for registration: 15st July 2023
More information: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Paper proposals should not exceed 600 words.
Symposium proposals should not exceed 1200 words.

Abstracts should be sent in doc-format by 28th of February 2023.
Acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed by 31st March 2023.

More information: Call for Papers


Conference website
Email of the PSAE conference:


Donnerstag, 7. September 2023 bis Samstag, 9. September 2023
Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa
As described