Conference subject

At our last conference our network explored the sources of democratic crisis and at a subsequent set of seminars we asked how adult education might respond hopefully and generatively to an era of ‘polycrisis’. These crises are intensifying and the themes of hope and hopelessness, and the role of adult education in renewing democracy are more present and pressing than ever. We want our next network conference to build on these earlier discussions but to focus on epistemology, especially critical knowledge, as it relates to movements for democracy. Keep reading

Where and when?

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
26-27 May, 2023

Target group

The conference is open to researchers from all disciplines and perspectives relevant
to adult education and involved in the full range of sectors and sites of practice linked
to adult learning.

Call for paper

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 20, 2023 (acceptance will be
announced by mid-february 2023).

Information regarding the paper guidelines (p.2)


The Research network ADCAL
The ADC network is dedicated to exploring central and longstanding questions regarding adult education, democracy and active citizenship through research, debate and discussion.

ESREA’s mission is to support the advancement of high quality research on the
education and learning of adults in Europe. (

Freitag, 26. Mai 2023 bis Samstag, 27. Mai 2023
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia