Three decades of serving modernisation in education in Europe

EDEN 30th Anniversary 2021

Message from our President

EDEN’s motto is “smart network for the professional community and professional community for smart learning” and I believe we have justified it! For 30 years, EDEN has had a strong presence in the international education area by providing space for collaboration and networking for academic professionals and everybody interested in education. EDEN was always a place where you feel you belong somewhere, where you can share, discuss and interact with peers, learn new things, address interesting and important topics and get ideas in a friendly and creative atmosphere. I am happy that now, in these challenging times, EDEN and its members have promptly offered expertize and support in shaping education for the future we all wish for.

Message from our Secretary General

“We’re living through the most challenging and exciting times in Europe and in our own field” – EDEN President Professor Antonio Teixeira wrote in his introduction to the volume published in 2016, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary Year of EDEN and continued: “I believe EDEN is well prepared to support our community in exploring the emerging opportunities. Most surely, the best of EDEN is yet to come”.


Conference Proceedings

The European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference Proceedings publishes both research and practice oriented papers, in the area of open, distance and e-learning, presented in the framework of the EDEN Conferences organized since 1998.

EDEN conferences in Europe

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NAP webinars

Since 2016 the Network of Academics and Professionals organised monthly webinars.

Learn and Discuss! Interactive discussions and showcases about recent issues.

Education in time of a pandemic/new normal

In 2020 EDEN rolled out a series of practical webinars on how to take face-to-face education online

17 webinars

Open Education Week webinars

The week-long event spotlights amazing work from over a dozen categories including live, face-to-face events, webinars, projects, and resources.

European Online and Distance Learning Week

Webinar series about the state and the future of distance education. During the European Distance Learning Week, you have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners presenting a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.



By joining EDEN you become part of the largest, dynamically developing community of experts and practitioners of electronic distance education.
The EDEN Institutional membership includs universities, national associations, professional bodies, international networks, research institutions and companies. The EDEN NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals is a dedicated professional community consisting solely of EDEN members: the institutional nominees (i.e. up to 30 persons / institution according to status) and individual members. The NAP numbers over 1000 individuals.

Anniversary visuals 

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EDEN 30th Anniversary PPT template

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