An international critical forum for PhD students, early-career academics and experienced researchers, to debate and exchange ideas, explore methodological issues and discuss research projects on adult education and learning in the European context.
Organized by the PhD Program “Education in Contemporary Society”, Department of Human Sciences for Education, University of Milano Bicocca, in partnership with the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults ESREA (http://www.esrea.org/), the leading academic research society in European adult education.


  • Creating dialogue and exploring ideas and methods of research in adult education
  • Enhancing collaboration and networking among experienced and early researchers
  • Fostering research on adult education across disciplines, approaches, and epistemologies.

ESREA’s Research Networks are involved in the Summer School to cover many topics: