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Adult Learning and Education in International Contexts: Future Challenges for its Professionalization

Comparative Perspectives from the 2016 Würzburg Winter School


Regina Egetenmeyer, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff and Vanna Boffo

This volume analyses adult education and lifelong learning as international phenomena, which have a strong influence on professionals working in this field. Based on the 2016 Würzburg Winter School, the book identifies influences on policy at local, national and international levels. It examines the internationalization of adult education and emphasizes the emergence of different dimensions of professionalism in adult education.

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Natália Alves, PhD in Education, associate professor, Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Email:

Philipp Assinger, research assistant, department for adult and continuing education, University Graz, Austria. Email:

Maja Avramovska, senior desk officer Caucasus, Turkey, South East Europe and senior manager monitor and evaluation, Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International), Bonn, Germany. Email:

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