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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EAPRIL 2023 Conference Proceedings available!

Conference Proceedings from Belfast are now published! Check-out the interesting read.

EAPRIL 2023 keynote speeches available on our YouTube Channel!

You can now re-watch two insightfull keynote speeches from the EAPRIL 2023 conference in Belfast!

We're looking for a new board of directors member!

We've got a spot opening up and are eager to find someone who's as passionate about our mission as we are. Keen to share your ideas and time?

Call for Bids EAPRIL 2025

We are now searching for a new and exciting conference location for our 2025 conference!

EAPRIL 2024 submissions are open

Submit your proposal for EAPRIL 2024 now!

Conferences and Events


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.

Join Cloud 8 event!

Join Cloud 8 for a free webinar about challenging ideas, new methods and different fields for diversity and equality with Nele Bylios (PXL University of Applied Sciences), Katrien Hermans (University of Hasselt) and Danaë Huijser (University of Humanistic Studies) on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 (10:30 - 13:00 hours CEST).


Hasselt, Belgium


The EAPRIL 2024 conference will take place in Hasselt, Belgium at PXL university of applied sciences and arts, from November 26 - 28, 2024.


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!

Classroom management learning at the workplace: how to support student teachers?

Written by Tom Adams (Cloud 1 Coordinator / Fontys University, The Netherlands)

The Moment to Say Thank You and Farewell

Written by Essi Ryymin

Best Poster Award Winner - EAPRIL 2023: "What competences do educational leaders need for leading educational innovation with technology?"

Written by Manon van Zanten, Dana Uerz, Mariola Gremmen (iXperium Centre of Expertise Learning with ICT, The Netherlands))

Best Practice-Based Research Award Nominee 3: Empowering Teachers as Agents of Change for Educational Equality

Written by Marijke van Vijfeijken (HAN - University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)

Join the EAPRIL community today!

Are you interested in our conferences and research activities? Do you wish to join one of the EAPRIL Clouds? Or do you want to meet with researchers from all over the world?

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