Programme Overview

November, 3 - 5

Keynote Speakers

António Fragoso

University of Algarve, CEAD

António Fragoso holds a PhD in Pedagogy and is an Associate Professor at the University of Algarve, Portugal. He was a member of the steering committee of ESREA, and created and was a convenor of the research network “Between Global and Local: Adult learning and development”. Currently he is one of the convenors of the ESREA research network on Access, Learning Careers and Identities (together with Barbara Merrill and Andrea Galimberti). António is one of the editors of the European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults. From 2020 on he is the coordinator of the Research centre on adult education and community intervention (CEAD - His research focuses on adult education, community development and education, education and learning of older adults and non-traditional students in higher education.

Claudia Kulmus

Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany

Claudia Kulmus holds a PhD in educational science and is currently working as a Post-Doc research assistant at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Her research focuses on Learning in Later Life, on Participation in Adult Education and on questions of the academic professionalisation of adult educators and didactics of adult education. Claudia also worked on the effects of national funding programs for vocational further training on employees and companies (“Effekte”). In 2013, she participated in the organisation of the 7th European Research Conference (ESREA) in Berlin. She studied educational science with a focus on adult education/further education, minor subjects: psychology, sociology and Latin American studies at the universities of Bamberg, Bilbao and Hamburg.