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2012 Porto

Social and policy context

The European Year and movements for Active Ageing

The population in Europe is getting older. The EU Commission stressed in the Europe 2020 strategy the importance of healthy and active ageing. Values represented by mature citizens are becoming increasingly important in contemporary European societies. The year 2012 will be "The European Year of Active Ageing and the Solidarity Between Generations".

2013 Oslo


E-learning, open and distance education have been increasingly important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. The challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. The human elements are moving to the forefront, employing creative methods and smart solutions. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential.

2015 Barcelona

In the fast-changing landscape of learning, technology and society in general,  #EDEN15 - 2015 EDEN Annual Conference, has welcomed over 380 delegates from 45 countries to the beautiful city of Barcelona, to explore the expansion of learning scenarios driven by Open Education Practices, massive online formats, learning networks, automated processes and learning analytics.

2016 Budapest

#eden16 - 2016 EDEN Annual Conference has welcomed over 310 delegates from 37 countries to the beautiful city of Budapest, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The themes of the conference were: Visions, concepts about how the new learning environments could be Research about experiences of MOOC participants Evolution of the concepts of […]

2017 Jönköping

EDEN 2017 Annual Conference - #eden17Diversity Matters! 13-16 June, Jönköping, Sweden #eden17 – 2017 EDEN Annual Conference has welcomed over 200 delegates from 36 countries to the beautiful city of Jönköping, at the Jönköping University.   The conference was hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping The themes of the conference were: […]

2018 Genova

For details on the conference, please visit the conference website.Watch the introduction of the University of Genoa, where the next EDEN Annual Conference will be held:   EDEN Annual Conference Genova – Call for Contributions Open Invitation Stretching the boundaries remains our focus The demand for people with new, enhanced skills is growing. Pressure […]

2019 Bruges

Watch the introduction of the VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Bruges, Belgium, where the next EDEN Annual Conference will be held on 16-19 June, 2019:

2020 Timisoara

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania  Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future  Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.Ilkka Tuomi, EDEN Bruges Conference keynote 2019 “Education is back where it […]

2021 Madrid

Lessons from a pandemic for the future of education The gradual transition from traditional classroom-based education to online teaching and learning has been accelerated by the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since it started, our way of life, work, and education have been irrevocably changed. When we look back upon this extraordinary period […]