The idea of adult education as a way forward, leading out from the crises we are currently experiencing is at the heart of our TEAE network. Truly transformative, deep, fundamental change, whether experienced collectively or individually, can result in the loss of one’s sense of (self-)direction and way in the world. This leads to the following questions:

• How can we as a community of educators, scholars and practitioners reimagine transformative and emancipatory adult learning to co-create a world to come?
• How can we regain a sense of (self-)direction?
• How can we lead ourselves -individually and/or collectively – into the future?
• What are possible pathways forward?

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Where and when

The conference will take place at the School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece on July 5.-7.2023.


Conference fees (early bird registration by May 15, 2023):
ESREA member: 100 €
Non-member: 120 €
Postgraduate students : 50 €


Hellenic Open University
The Hellenic Open University is the only online/distance learning university in Greece. The objectives of the HOU include the promotion of scientific research, as well as the development of technology and methodology in the field of the transmission of knowledge in distance.

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TEAE Research Network
The mission of the “Transformative and Emancipatory Adult Education” ESREA Network is to promote a space for enhancing international dialogue and research on transformative and emancipatory adult learning.

Call for Papers

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 15th 2023.
Full papers (max 3,000 words) to be submitted by June, 15th 2023.

Proposals should not exceed 500 words (without references), including title, name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, and contact details.

Please submit your proposal to:

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Mittwoch, 5. Juli 2023 bis Freitag, 7. Juli 2023
Hellenic Open University, Greece
Interested readers
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