The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) promotes practice-based research on learning issues in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational learning. EAPRIL is unique in bringing together those interested in the crossroads between research and practice but also between education and professional learning.

EAPRIL brings together two unique sub networks that focus on learning in two specific contexts: Education and Learning in Schools and Corporate Learning.  Both parallel streams have their own activities but share the same goal. Our annual Conference  offers activities allowing to interconnect and exchange research and experience with fellow researchers and practitioners across this variety of fields.

Join the EAPRIL community today! 
Are you interested in our Conferences and research activities? Do you wish to join one of the EAPRIL Clouds? Or do you want to meet with researchers from all over the world?

To stay informed on EAPRIL activities, sign up for the EAPRIL mailinglist (below the homepage!)



Join our conference programme with your practice-based research by submitting your proposal on, our new submission, review and registration system. Please check-out all details here. DEADLINE MAY 10 MIDNIGHT CET.

!! PLEASE NOTE that if you have ALREADY AN EARLI ACCOUNT (our sister association), you need to contact the EAPRIL Office to add EAPRIL to your account. Otherwise you will not be able to see the EAPRIL2017 Conference as submission option. Creating a new/double account is not advisable !!

Future EAPRIL Conferences


Is your institute and city the ideal host for an EAPRIL Conference? You are welcome to submit a bid for future EAPRIL Conferences!

Here you can find the Guidelines for hosting a future EAPRIL Conference. Give it some thought, send it to colleagues and let us know if there is an interest in hosting the EAPRIL Conference in your institute!

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands, May 22 2017
Free of charge for EAPRIL members/contacts
Registration obligatory via this link
Please find here more info on the programme.



EAPRIL is governed by an Executive Board that is appointed for a two-year period. The Board is in charge of governing the association and meets three times a year, i.e. twice in Leuven (Belgium) at the EAPRIL office and one time at the annual conference. The Board consists of at least six members. Each Board member is expected to take up responsibilities for a specific portfolio, executed in close cooperation with the EAPRIL office,

If you are interested in applying for a position in the Board 2017-2019, please e-mail your filled out candidacy form (download it here) to Liesbeth Braem ( by JUNE 12. This forms includes a short description of your person (max. 200 words) and a motivation statement (max. 200 words). Please also include your CV and a recent photograph.