Associate Dean for Research to speak at EduMAP conference in Brussels

Professor Jo Tacchi, Associate Dean for Research, is to speak at the EduMAP conference in Brussels on 17 January 2019.

EduMAP (Adult Education as a Means to Active Participatory Citizenship) is a Horizon 2020 research project focusing on adult education among young adults at risk of social exclusion. The main research question is: What policies and practices are needed in the field of adult education to include young adults at risk of social exclusion in active participatory citizenship in Europe? Professor Jo Tacchi and Dr Amalia Sabiescu led the Edumap work package focusing on the role of communication.

EduMAP ran for three years, and comes to a close in January 2019. The fundamental aim of the project is to help policymakers, educational authorities and educators to ensure that they effectively reach young adults at risk of social exclusion with adult education offerings designed to promote active participation in society, economy and politics. Our results will be presented at this conference.


Registration  1.30pm-2pm
EduMAP project's results and discussion 2pm-5.30pm
Coffee Break 3.30pm-4pm
End of programme  5.30pm
Networking (nibbles and drinks) 5.30pm-6.30pm

Jo Tacchi will be discussing ‘Communicative ecologies and forums for dialogue - how the providers and users of educational initiatives are situated in the flows of information and communication?’ alongside Kai Pata from Tallinn University.

The conference will be in Belgium at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47 in Brussels.

The registration for the EduMAP final conference is now open. More details on EduMAP and the conference can be found here.