On 10, 11 and 12 October 2023, EPALE is hosting its annual Community Conference.

Let’s celebrate the ongoing change, growth and evolution behind lifelong learning and skills acquisition. Allow yourself to undertake such a transforming process, in the context of the European Year of Skills. Bloom! Skills for the future wants to highlight the potential of Adult Learning and Education to empower people to successfully navigate labour market changes, engage citizens in society and democracy, and include everyone in learning.

The 2023 Conference revolves around three themes:

Day 1: Empower. Workforce with the right skills

Day 2: Engage. Skills for democratic life 

Day 3: Include. Inclusive skills opportunities 

The plenary sessions (which include inspiring keynote speeches, panels and EPALE talks) are freely accessible online via EPALEFacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Interactive workshop during each day of the conference with limited seats available will follow each plenary session. The language in used during all days of the conference and during the workshops will be English.

The programme of the EPALE Community Conference 2023 – Bloom! Skills for the future can be seen here!

The 2023 EPALE Community Conference also includes a series of national side events organized by the countries participating in the project. The Agency for Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Education and the EPALE National Support Service (NSS) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the NSSs from North Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia is organizing a three-day event aimed at EPALE ambassadors from the region. This peer-learning event will be focused on topics of the EPALE Community Conference 2023 in the context of the European Year of Skills. The regional event aims to strengthen the network of EPALE ambassadors from the six Southeast European countries. The event will be held on October 4, 5 and 6, 2023 and it will take place in the city of Skopje in North Macedonia.