The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) promotes practice-based research on learning issues in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational learning. EAPRIL is unique in bringing together those interested in the crossroads between research and practice but also between education and professional learning.

EAPRIL brings together two unique sub networks that focus on learning in two specific contexts: Education and Learning in Schools and Corporate Learning.  Both parallel streams have their own activities but share the same goal. Our annual Conference  offers activities allowing to interconnect and exchange research and experience with fellow researchers and practitioners across this variety of fields.

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The 2019 Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Tartu, Estonia. Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu.


University of Tartu


Conference dates: Wednesday 27th until Friday 29th of November, 2019

Pre-conference activities will start on Tuesday 26th of November, 2019`

Submissions will open in February 2019. 

More detailed information will be announced later.

Hope to see you all there!!!


EAPRIL Chair Dr. Martijn Willemse

Meet EAPRIL's new chair Dr. Martijn Willemse... At the EAPRIL 2018 Conference our former chair Sirpa Laitinen-Väänanen passed the torch to a new EAPRIL Chair, Dr. Martijn Willemse. Off course we want to give him a warm welcome and wish him good luck in this new challenge! More detailed information about our new chair can be found here. 

Winner of BR&PP Award 2018 Flipping Finland

And the winner of our Best Research & Practice Project Award is.... Flipping Finland! Congratulations to Erkko Sointu and his team for winning the 7th Best Research & Practice Project Award. To find out more about the project please visit our blog or take a look at the pitch presentation of this project. 

Best Poster Award 2018 Olga Ioannidou

We are proud to announce the winner of the Best Poster Award 2018! Congratulations to Olga Ioannidou (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Germany) for winning the award with her poster "What is meant by socioscientific argumentation? A practical guide for science teachers" To see the winning poster click here