The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) promotes practice-based research on learning in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational learning.

EAPRIL brings together those interested in the crossroads between research and practice but also between education and professional learning. We 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 experiences with fellow researchers and practitioners across this variety of fields.



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Proceedings 2022

Have a look at the EAPRIL 2022 conference papers

Cloud 5 has a new cloud coordinator!

Get to know new cloud coordinator Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen and find out more about the focus of Cloud 5.

Submissions for EAPRIL 2023 are now open!

You can now submit your research to the EAPRIL 2023 conference in Belfast, until the 20th of April.

New EAPRIL Executive Board Member

We welcome Emmy Vrieling-Teunter as our newest member of the EAPRIL board!


Submissions for EAPRIL 2023 will open on the 6th of February!

Conferences and Events


Nijmegen, Netherlands


The EAPRIL 2022 conference took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands from November 23 - 25, 2022. This conference was jointly organised by EAPRIL and HAN_ University of Applied Sciences.


Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


The EAPRIL 2023 conference will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) from November 22 - 24, 2023. This conference will be jointly organised by EAPRIL, Visit Belfast and Tourism Northern Ireland, supported by the City of Belfast.


Read the latest publications on the EAPRIL blog!

If you wish to contribute to the EAPRIL Blog, have an interesting suggestion for a topic or theme, or would like to suggest a colleague to contribute, please do let us know at All contributions are welcomed!

EAPRIL 2022 - Best Poster Award Winner Blog: "Expanding the horizons of studying and working in Education Sciences"

Written by Miguel Correia, MSc and Professor Henrique Vaz, PhD (University of Porto/Center for Research and Intervention in Education)

How to create/become a rebellious and mischievous professional

Written by Hermi Beute

EAPRIL 2022 Best Practice-Based Research Award Nominee: "Learning Task Sharing in Human-Robot Interaction - A Workplace-Based Approach"

Written by Bernd Hader, Sebastian Schlund, Christina Schmidbauer and Setareh Zafari

EAPRIL 2022 Best Practice-Based Research Award Nominee: "TunTuVa -program for enhancing early childhood educators’ skills in co-regulation of emotions"

Written by Kristiina Mänty, Outi Rinta-Homi, Hanna Järvenoja and Susanna Kinnunen

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