Annual Conferences

The mission of EDEN is to maximise the potential to exchange academic and professional experience, to promote effective navigation in the field, and improve the quality and depth of information available to the sectors concerned.

The EDEN conferences:

  • have become major academic and professional ODL events in Europe, supporting professionalisation and international exchange of experience and expertise;
  • are gatherings where comprehensive and orientative contributions are presented by outstanding experts, politicians and academics;
  • are based on collecting best practice – every year papers presented in conference sessions are selected for publication in the ‘proceedings’, serving as important resources for the professional community;
  • have a genuine community feel to them, where existing working-relationships strengthen and deepen, and where new partnerships are formed.

EDEN employs an integrated approach to organising its conferences. This is crucial in order to ensure an effective knowledge share within the interdisciplinary fields of ICT and education. It also helps to create and consolidate the international community of professionals. Overall, the conferences have been instrumental in capitalising on the extensive knowledge of key stakeholders and have provided a valuable resource to others who have less experience in the field.

Publications related to our events

  • Selected keynote presentation of EDEN Conferences can be read here.
  • Best Research Papers of the annual conference are downloadable here.
  • Proceedings and Book of Abstracts are also downloadable here.

2016 Budapest

Re-Imagining Learning Environments

2015 Barcelona

Expanding Learning Scenarios

Opening Out the Educational Landscape

2014 Zagreb

E-learning at Work and the Workplace

From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs

2013 Oslo

The Joy of Learning

Enhancing Learning Experience Improving Learning Quality

2012 Porto

Open Learning Generations

Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners

2011 Dublin

Learning and Sustainability

The New Ecosystem of Innovation and Knowledge

2010 Valencia

Media Inspirations for Learning

What makes the impact?

2009 Gdansk

Innovation in Learning Communities

What did you invent for tomorrow?

2008 Lisbon

New Learning Cultures

How do we learn? Where do we learn?

2007 Naples

New Learning 2.0?

Emerging digital territories - Developing continuities - New divides

2006 Vienna

E-Competences for Life, Employment and Innovation

"E" is more! E-learning Enabling Education in Evolving Europe

2005 Helsinki

Lifelong E-Learning

Bringing e-learning close to lifelong learning and working life: a new period of uptake

2004 Budapest

New Challenges and Partnerships in an Enlarged European Union

Open, Distance and e-Learning in Support of Modernisation, Capacity Building and Regional Development

2003 Rhodes

The Quality Dialogue

Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning

2002 Granada

Open and Distance Learning in Europe and Beyond Rethinking International Co-operation

2001 Stockholm

Learning Without Limits

Developing the Next Generation of Education