ESREA (www.esrea.org): The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) promotes and disseminates theoretical and empirical research on adult education and learning in Europe as well as debates on education and training practices within the field of adult education and learning. Network meetings such as this conference are places for exchange of research and discussion.
AUTH (www.auth.gr): The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925, and today it is the largest Higher Education Institution in Greece and Southeast Europe, with 13 faculties and a total of 42 departments and 4 independent Schools. The University has two main goals: to educate its undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to produce original scientific knowledge and innovative research. The University Research Policy has two main objectives: to promote quality and to foster excellence. At the basis of the philosophy of quality are the principles of measurement, correction, evaluation and redefinition, which provide for the continuous development of products or/and services produced or provided by the institution. The policy of excellence is implemented by gathering a critical mass of scientific research projects, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach. AUTH research and technological development projects are funded by national, European and international agencies. At national level, these agencies include ministries, local authority organizations, public sector organizations, and private sector businesses/companies. The majority of research projects are funded mainly by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and other General Directorates of the European Commission. Additionally, a significant number of research projects are funded by European and international agencies, such as UNESCO, or major industries.
- Achilleas Papadimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Kristi Karampatzaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Nikos Mouratoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Evdoxia Kamprani, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- George K. Zarifis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki