European and international conferences on educational research

Selection of conferences related to research in vocational education and training (VET) and human resource development (HRD), with a focus on transnational issues across Europe


  • The Stockholm International Conference of Research on Vocational Education and Training: first half of May 2022 [Page]


  • Cedefop and OECD symposium on “Apprenticeships for greener economies and societies“, 21 and 22 October 2021, virtual event (Page)
  • STE 2021: 2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education, Porto, Portugal, 7-8 October 2021 [Page]
  • 12th Conference of the ESREA Network ‘Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities’: Looking back for the future. Reconsidering adult learning and communities.  Seville, September 16-18, 2021 [Page]
  • JVET Vocational and Technical Education Keynotes Conference 2021, Saturday, 10 July, 2021 – 10:00 to 15:00 online [Page]
  • TAKE 2021 conference: Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy – 7th – 9th July 2021, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal [Page]
  • 6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future. London 1-2 July 2021 online [Call]
  • XIX Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES): New Challenges to Education – Lessons from Around the World. Sofia, Bulgaria, 22 – 25 June 2021 [Page]
  • #LearnOrg – Learning Organization Conference, Grimstad, Norway, 17-18 June 2021 [Page]
  • VET conference NordYrk: “Transitions to, between and within School and Working life in Vocational Education and Training“, Linköping University, Sweden, 7–9 June 2021 [Page]
  • 2021 IVETA Europe eConference – Sustainable Innovative Teaching + Learning. Warnborough College (Ireland) 28 April 2021 [Page]
  • AVETRA Conference Online 19-23 April, 2021 – Recover, rethink and rebuild: All eyes on VET [Page]
  • 4th VETNET Conference: Crossing Boundaries. Muttenz/Basel, 8 to 9 April 2021 [Call]
  • ESREA Life History and Biography Network: Annual Conference on “An Ecology of Life and Learning: Discourses, dialogue and diversity in biographical research” 4th to 7th March 2021 online [Call]


  • SIF – Skillman International Forum 2020, December 10th and 11th 2020 online [Page]
  • EAPRIL Conference on Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0. Kufstein, Austria, November 25-27, 2020 [Page]
  • Online 29th Annual Conference of the European Access Network (EAN) 27-29 October 2020 [Info]
  • IVETA Europe: Online conference on “TVET Online: A Sign of the Time?” 23 September 2020 [Page]
  • 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) 17-18 September 2020, Rome, Italy [Page]
  • 21st European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) University of Coventry, UK, 3–4 September 2020 [Page]
  • 17th International Higher Education Reform (HER) Conference on “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Their potential and relevance for higher education policy and reform”, Glasgow, 31 August to 2 September 2020 [Page]
  • ECER 2020 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Glasgow, 24-28 August 2020 [Page]
  • 7th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2020), Cyprus, Larnaca, Cyprus on 2-3 July 2020 [Page]
  • TAKE 2020: Conference on “Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy“. Stuttgart (Germany), July 1st – 3rd 2020 [Page]
  • International Conference on Modernizing the Concept and Practice of the Learning Organization for New Challenges. Grimstad, Norway, 25-26 June 2020 [Page]
  • 21th International UFHRD Conference “Sustainability and Ethics: The Responsibility of HRD in the Global Society“, Budapest, Hungary, June, 2020 [Page]
  • International Research Conference “Adult Education in Global Times” (AEGT2020). Vancouver (Canada) 4-7 June 2020 [Page]
  • 6th International EDO Congress (CIEDO): New Knowledge Managament. Barcelona, 6-8 May 2020 [Page]
  • 8th Stockholm International Conference of Research on Vocational Education and Training. Stockholm 4 & 5 of May 2020 [Page]
  • Annual Conference of the University Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), Liverpool, 1-3 April 2020 [Page]
  • TVET Conference 2020: Conference on Promoting occupational skills and research for sustainable TVET, 26.-28.3.2020 in Pretoria, South Africa [Page]
  • Winter School “International and Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning“, 3rd to 14th February 2020 at University of Würzburg, Germany [Page]
  • XVIII Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES). Sofia (virtual conf.), Bulgaria, 23 to 26 June 2020 [Page]


  • 4th Intern. Conf. on Professional Practice, Education and Learning (ProPEL 2019). Sydney, Australia 9-11 December 2019 [Page]
  • 14th EAPRIL conf. on “Meaningful Learning in different settings“, Tartu (Estonia), November 27 to  29, 2019 [Page]
  • 2019 Winter School on International Perspectives on Education Policy (IPEP). Verona 10th – 15th Nov 2019 [Page]
  • 2nd BIBB Conference on the Economics of Vocational Education and Training: Markets – Institutions – Systems. Siegburg (Germany), November 7th and 8th 2019 [Page]  
  • EAN Conf.: European Access Network. Ghent (Belgium) 28-30 October 2019 [Page]
  • TRACK-VET Conf.: Developing, assessing and validating transversal key competences in the formal initial and continuing vocational education and training – the experiences and solutions of 6 European countries. Bratislava 23.10.2019 [Page]
  • PASCAL Conference on Learning Cities and Learning Rural Communities. Cork (Ireland) 16-19 October 2019 [Page]
  • 6th Biennial Meeting of the ESREA-ReNAdET (Adult Educators, Trainers and their Professional Development network). Thessaloniki, 16-18 October 2019 [Contact: George K. Zarifis]
  • IVETA Europe conference “Bridging the Gap Between TVET and Employment Worldwide“. Sofia, Bulgaria, October 14-15, 2019 [Page]
  • 22nd GeNeMe Conference “Communities in New Media“. Dresden, 9-11 October 2019 [Page]
  • Cedefop/OECD symposium on apprenticeship. Paris, 7 October 2019 [CfP]
  • 27th TIY workshop on “Problematic school-to-work transitions in Europe“. Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2-5 Oct 2019 [Page]
  • ESREA 9th Triannial Conf.: Adult education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism .Belgrade, Serbia, 19-22 September 2019 [Call] [Page]
  • CVER conference on the economics of vocational education and training, London 12-13 September 2019 [Page]
  • ECER 2019 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Hamburg, 2-6 September 2019 [Page]
  • RWL 11th Intern. Conf. on Researching Work and Learning. Giessen, Germany, 24th-26th July 2019 [Page]
  • EDI conference Stream “Diversity and Precarious Work“. Rotterdam 22 – 24 July 2019 [Page]
  • SCUTREA 2019 Conference on Adult Education 100: Reflections & Reconstructions, University of Nottingham, UK, 2nd – 4th July, 2019 [Call
  • 13th conf. of the Journal of Vocational Education & Training: Researching VET. Keble College, Oxford, 28th – 30 June 2019 [Page]
  • 35th EGOS Colloquium: “Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations“. University of Edinburgh Business School, UK, July 4–6, 2019 [Page]
  • UALL Work and Learning Network Conference: Workplace learning for transformative Higher Education. London 28 June 2019 [Page]
  • 20th Intern. Conf. on HRD Research and Practice across Europe. Nottingham (UK), 24-26 June 2019 [Page]
  • EDEN Annual Conf. “Connecting Through Educational Technology – In search for contemporary learning environments“. Bruges 16-19 June 2019 [Page]
  • 4th Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education “Adult Education and Learning Policy in a World Risk Society“, Charles University, Prague, 16-18 May 2019  [Page]
  • 8th Nordic Conf. on Adult Education and Learning, 13-15 May 2019 at DPU, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark [Page]
  • Intern. VET Conf.: Crossing Boundaries in Vocational Education and Training: Pedagogical concerns and market demands. València, Spain, 2-3 May 2019 [Page]
  • UALL Conf.: Lifelong Learning and Innovation. Telford (UK), 10-12th April 2019 [Page]
  • International interdisciplinary conference on HRM. University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 3-5 of April 2019 [Page]
  • 8th Intern. INAP Conf.: Contemporary Apprenticeship Reforms and Reconfigurations. Konstanz, Germany, March 21st-22nd 2019 [Page]
  • SFIVET’s 6th Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training. Bern/Zollikofen 4-6 March 2019 [Page]