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Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS)


Towards planetary responsibility in adult education forum

The forum discusses the potential of adult education, especially popular/liberal/non-formal adult education, to tackle urgent and integrated environmental, social, economic and political problems, taking into account its diverse, often opposing interpretations and positions in different places. The forum aims at identifying common issues of concern and strategies for developing joint activities in the future. It invites interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers cross sectors, and artists and activists to

  • share understanding and knowledge about the potential of adult education to address environmental, social, economic and political problems
  • suggest theoretical, practical and political interpretations in adult education – such as eco-social edification -, which problematise its human- and Euro-centered legacies
  • share experiences and good practices in combatting local and planetary sustainability problems in adult education
  • develop joint initiatives for future collaboration among different actors cross disciplines, sectors and places.


Helsinki, Finland

Call for papers:

  • Abstract submission: 1.8.–20.9.2020.
  • Proposal for presentation consists of the title of your presentation, an abstract of 300-500 words, and your contact information (name, title, organization, and e-mail address).
  • Notification of acceptance: 30.9.2020.

More information:

Björn Wallén (Chair of the Finnish Adult Education Association), bjorn.wallen[at]sivistystyo.fi
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  • The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS)


Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS)

Bulevardi 21
Helsinki, 00180 Finland

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