EAPRIL publishes on a regular base newsletters and has its own conference proceedings. It works together with educational journals for Special Issues to offer insights in practitioner research, and our members can enjoy access to Frontline Learning Research. Finally, projects with international institutions for education resulted in interesting publications on L&D themes.


EAPRIL is happy to provide its delegates with the opportunity to submit their conference paper to be included in EAPRIL's 2017 Official Conference Proceedings (with ISSN). These proceedings are not peer-reviewed, but offer you an opportunity to share your findings with colleagues in the field of practitioner research. DEADLINE January 31, 2018. Publication planned (in electronic format) in March 2018.


In order to be accepted, we require the presenters to use a template and certain guidelines (see attachments). When you have finalized your paper, please send it to

- Find here the guidelines

- Find here examples

- Find here the template


Please find below the official EAPRIL Conference Proceedings (with ISSN) of the previous years:

NEW: Call for Special Issues UAS 2018

Having experienced fast-paced change over the past 20 years, what will the future bring? This call for papers invites proposals for contributions to an EAPRIL special issue in the UAS journal which reflects the visions of future education and learning by practitioner researchers who are members of EAPRIL.

Manuscripts would tackle a broad range of research questions and/or cases relevant for the field of professionals who are using practice-based research to improve their practice. This would focus on ways of responding to developments in society and the workplace. The proposed special issue aims to present:

  • Practitioner research, methods, perspectives and sharing reflections: practice-based research as a form of inquiry, which will share visions, dreams, new ideas and innovative solutions that will inspire the presence and future of education, while acknowledging historical-cultural backgrounds.
  • Case studies, presenting practitioners’ experiences to improve pedagogical innovations, the digitalisation of education, career development, vocational training, teacher education, governance, lifelong learning, and wellbeing. 

Please download here the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, with more information on the procdure.


Previous Special Issues


If you have an interesting idea for a theme/topic and/or a journal to publish a Special Issue in cooperation with EAPRIL, please contact us now (



EAPRIL published two special issues in the last two years together with educational journals Vocations and Learning and UAS Journal. Both publications are a collection of papers within the field of practitioner research and bring together research and practice in a specific domain.

Bridging the Imaginary Research and Practice Gap by Responsive Learning
Click here for the UAS Special Issue of November, 2016.

Improving professional practice and competencies with practice-based research
Click here for the Vocations and Learning Special Issue of April, 2016.

UAS Journal presentation

Please find here more information on UAS Journal, and the planned special issue(s) of EAPRIL.

Project Results

EAPRIL aims to contribute to the corporate learning practice by developing projects with inspiring results that can be put in practice. Our first project in this endeavour was a collaboration with the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, which resulted in the European Learning Compass, an overview of learning analytics on a European level. a second project was realised in cooperation with 7 students in educational sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium. This project is based on the results of the first European Learning Compass, which indicated the need for more tools to develop and measure informal learning in practice. The Informal Learning Guide was the result of this project.

Frontline Learning Research

Frontline Learning Research is an open-access electronic-only journal that publishes articles on issues and trends occurring internationally in research on learning and educational sciences. Among others, the journal focuses on articles in the following fields of research: Research on learning and instruction in formal and informal contexts, multidisciplinary research on learning and learning environments, new theoretical and methodological approaches in learning sciences, insights into learning research from disciplines other than educational sciences or psychology (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, sociology).


Click here for more information on Frontline Learning Research.