ABOUT

Mission Statement

EAPRIL stands for the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, in education and professional practice. Two parallel streams are organised, i.e. for education and school settings, and for corporate learning settings. EAPRIL’s general mission is to support practice and research in lifelong learning in interacting, collaborating and benefitting from each other's roles and strengths with the aim to contribute to the professional development of both. By organising interactive activities through thematic Cloud communities as well as the annual EAPRIL conference with our Corporate Learning day, EAPRIL aims to offer a platform for practitioners and researchers to interact, collaborate and share knowledge and, as a result, enhance practice.

Executive board

SIRPA
Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen
EAPRIL Chair
General Directing and Conferences

Rebecca
Rebecca Eliahoo
Clouds
Publications & PR

Arnoud

Arnoud Evers
Finances
Corporate

Martijn
Martijn Willemse
Publications & PR
Finances

Manuel PeixotoManuel Peixoto
Corporate
Learning

 

Marcelo
Marcelo Giglio
Conferences
Clouds

EAPRIL Office

Patrick Belpaire
Patrick Belpaire
Managing Director

Inneke Berghmans
Inneke Berghmans
EAPRIL Project Manager
EAPRIL Conferences, Clouds & Activities

Tonia Davison
Tonia Davison
EAPRIL Project Assistant
tonia.davison@kuleuven.be
Memberships, finances & support

 

Liesbeth Braem
Liesbeth Braem
EAPRIL Project Assistant
liesbeth.braem@eapril.org
Publications, logistics & support

A short history of EAPRIL


In 2006, the first Practice-based and Practitioner Research conference was organised in Leuven, by EARLI (the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction). After the success of this first conference, two other conferences were organised, which finally led to the formal installation of EAPRIL in 2009, the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning. Since then, EAPRIL has experienced an expansive growth in terms of members and conference participants. In 2014, the merge with the former European Training and Development Federation welcomed research on learning and development in organisations. Furthermore, new activities were launched over the past years which increased learning and networking opportunities for members, e.g. school visits, Cloud activities, corporate learning case studies, and much more.
 

Click here to read more about the celebration of 10 years EAPRIL.

 

Previous conferences


2017 Hämeenlinna, Finland
2016 Porto, Portugal
2015 Belval, Luxembourg
2014 Nicosia, Cyprus
2013 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2012 Jyväskylä, Finland
2011 Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2010 Lisbon, Portugal
2009 Trier, Germany
2008 Bergen, Norway
2007 Maastricht, the Netherlands
2006 Leuven, Belgium