Adult Learning and Education has got into the forefront of educational and training policies of the European Union a decade ago and was strengthened, amongst several initatives, via the Agenda on Adult learning which signalled distinguished elements of the European approach to ALE. Since its 2011 adoption, two components of the Agenda have indicated a growing role for Higher Education Institutions.
2. Improving the knowledge base on adult learning and monitoring the adult learning sector
5. Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training¹
Therefore, it is the right time to reflect that the European ESRALE project has provided specific results and products to promote professionalisation and quality development of the adult learning sector in Europe in dimensions of studies and research.
This Conference is to provide a debate an dialogue on current issues and future trends in ALE studies and research so as to answer: which ways forward? The plenary keynotes and the interactive group-works will try to respond to such a claim.