RegALE at the ESREA Conference on “New seeds for a world to come. Policies, practices and lives in adult education and learning”
Milan, 29th of September 2022 – 2nd of October 2022,
Written by Francesca Torlone, University of Siena
ESREA Conference is a European event that takes place regularly every year and collects a huge number of researchers and professionals in the field of adult learning and education.
RegALE has been presented during one of the parallel sessions of ESREA Conference where participants discussed and were confronted on some specific key topics in this field connected to policies and their effects, forecasting opinions, challenges in a short, medium and long term perspective. The presentation was about RegALE survey’ results on adult learning and education policies and practices and the connected opinions on the actual state of art of implementation and future development.
Issues like local and regional networking development, adult learning and education professionals and their professional growth, necessity to widen adult learning to widest groups of adults, low skilled included, need to overcome the “siloed” system that is in place in all countries are just an example of the object of the discussion that took place and raised interest and questions in a comparative perspective.
Also discussion on the way opinions collected were analysed and interpreted was at the heart of the presentation by the University of Siena.
Participants to the parallel session were researchers from different fields of work – adult education, political sciences, sociologists, representatives of local policy makers -, coming from all the European countries.