About the Association


EAPRIL stands for European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (in education and professional practice). It is a non-profit organisation under Belgian law, governed by an Executive Board in cooperation with the EAPRIL office. The association promotes practice-based research on learning issues in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational learning with the aim to enhance practice. EAPRIL encompasses different contexts (such as schools of various educational levels as well as organisations and corporations across fields, such as engineering, medicine, nursing, business, and teacher education), at different levels (individuals, teams, organisations and networks), and in different stages of life (from kindergarten over students in higher education to workers at the workplace).

As a result, EAPRIL is unique by bringing together not only those interested in the crossroads between research & practice but also between education & professional learning.


EAPRIL offers two unique though parallel and closely related sub networks that focus on learning in two specific contexts, i.e. Education and Learning in Schools, both of students and teachers and this at various educational levels (kindergarten, primary, secondary, vocational, higher education, ...), and Learning & Development in Corporate Organisations. Brought togheter in one assocation and one conference programme, both sub groups organise however specific activities that allow you to interconnect and exchange research and cases with fellow researchers and practitioners in this field.


Please click on the icons below for more information, depending on your interest in and affilitation with one or both of the sub networks.

                            Learning & Development


You can find EAPRIL introduction video's on YouTube


EAPRIL is a sister organisation of EARLI which stands for 'European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction'.