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 Digital Day programme available!

Are you unable to travel to Belfast this November or do you have limited funding? You can get a taste of EAPRIL 2023 via the Digital Day!

Sign-up for local school visits!

Get to know local educational practice in Northern-Ireland and register for a school visit the day before EAPRIL 2023 starts.

Preliminary programme available

Want to plan your trip to EAPRIL 2023? Check-out the preliminary programme!

Registrations are open!

You can now register for the EAPRIL 2023 conference.

Review results announced!

The review process for EAPRIL 2023 has concluded!

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.


Cloud 6 Online Workshop: ICT and Individualized Learning—Learning for Tomorrow


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!

Learning for tomorrow: Cloud 6 lecture

Written by Ning Ding (Cloud 6 Coordinator)

Cloud Teacher Education’ Reading Club: the ideal combination of discussion articles and social talk

Written by Bob Koster & Tom Adams (Cloud 1 Coordinators)

Networked Educational Experts Share Ability, Awareness and Appreciation

Written by Written by Dr. Essi Ryymin (EAPRIL Board Member)

EAPRIL Cloud 8 webinar: 'inclusive education: higher and vocational education'

Written by Dr. Anthony Thorpe & Dr. Sibel Inci

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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