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 EDEN Annual Conference

EDEN Annual Conference

Date published : 2001

The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.

EDEN is the smart network for the professional community and a professional community for smart learning. Established in 1991 as an international educational association and not-for-profit organisation, EDEN is open to institutions and individuals dealing with e-learning, and – more broadly speaking – open and distance education. 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.

30th Annual Conference



Lessons from a Pandemic for the Future of Education


June, 2020, Romania

Human and Artificial Intelligence for the Society of the Future


June,2019, Belgium

Connecting Through Educational Technology



Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro

Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape


June ,2017, Sweden

Diversity Matters!


June ,2016 Budapest

Re-Imagining Learning Environments



2015 Barcelona

Expanding Learning Scenarios


2014 Zagreb

E-learning at Work and the Workplace

From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs


12-15 June

  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




2009 Gdansk

Innovation in Learning Communities


2008 Lisbon

New Learning Cultures



2007 Naples

New Learning 2.0?


Emerging digital territories - Developing continuities - New divides


2006 Vienna

E-Competences for Life, Employment and Innovation



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


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