No 2006/09
  European research conferences in 2007
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  Dear Colleague

This is to draw your attention to the major European conferences related to VET and HRD
research which will take place in the coming year.

# HRD Conference

The Eighth International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe will be
held at Oxford from 27 to 29 June 2007, on the theme "Globalisation versus Glocalisation:
Implications for HRD?". The deadline for proposal submission is 15 December 2006. For
further information on streams, key dates, paper submission and conference registration,
visit the main conference website on


The European Conference on Educational Research, including the VETNET programme, will take
place at Ghent from 19 to 21 September 2007. The call for proposals and further details
will be available on the EERA website (www.eera.ac.uk). The present notice can be found on
the page <http://www.eera.ac.uk/web/eng/all/annual/2006/index.html>.

While the HRD Conference and the VETNET programme at ECER have their individual thematic
profiles, there is also common ground. You can find a comparative overview of the current
themes addressed by these two conferences on the page below:

HRD/VET themes <http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/strands.htm

You may also note the following conferences arranged by other research networks:

# The 23rd EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies) Colloquium on Individuals and
Organisation, Vienna 5 to 7 July 2007, including symposia on themes such as "Professional
Service Organisations and Professionalisation at Work", "Action Research" and
"Practice-Based Studies of Knowledge and Innovation in Workplace". For details see home
page <http://www.egosnet.org/conferences/collo23/colloquium_2007.shtml>.

# The 14th conference of the VET and Culture Network, on "European Challenges for VET", to
be held in Konstanz from 29 August to 1 September 2007. Information will soon be offered
on the network page <http://www.peda.net/veraja/uta/vetculture>. 

# The 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Cape Town 2-5
December 2007, providing a space for rethinking 'work', 'knowledge' and 'learning' in the
context of the global economy. Conference home page: <http://rwl5.uwc.ac.za/>. 

An up-to-date list of European and international conferences on education, with links to
the home pages concerned, is available on the page below:

Conferences <http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/educ/r-con.htm>

With best wishes
Sabine Manning

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