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Würzburg Adult Education Academy 2019

INTALL is a partnership among eight different European universities and two practice institutions in the field of adult education and lifelong learning. INTALL is run under the ERASMUS+ programme from September 2019 until August 2021. It is building up a bridge between academic learning and the field of practice in adult and continuing education. The INTALL project continues the succesful work of the COMPALL project.

Master’s and doctoral students as well as practitioners in the field of adult education and lifelong learning are invited to join a Winter School in Würzburg. The programme is structured in two weeks. In the first week students will learn about international and European policies in adult education and lifelong learning. In the second week practitioners will join the programme. Together students and practitioners will work on their employability skills and conduct their own international comparative study. For Helmut-Schmidt-University, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff and Jan Schiller are developing a digital learning environment for students in adult and lifelong learning without mobility who cannot participate in the Würzburg Adult Education Academies under the title “INTALL@home”

INTALL Adult Education Acadmies:


Project Partners are:

Dublin City University, Ireland
Prof. Maria Slowey

DVV International-Verband e.V., Deutschland
Thomas Lichtenberg

European Association for the Education of Adults, Belgien
Gina Ebner

Helmut-Schmidt Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, (Projektkoordination)
Prof. Dr. Regina Egetenmeyer

Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Ungarn
Prof. Dr. Balázs Németh

Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italien
Prof. Dr. Vanna Boffo

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Paula Guimarães

Universitá di Padova, Italien
Prof. Monica Fedeli

Univerza v Ljubljana, Slowenien
Prof. Borut Miculec

Results of the INTALL@home online workshop on Sep. 16th 2020


Online-Workshop 16.09.2020 via Zoom

8:30     Zoom workshop room opens – option for an informal get-together

9:00     Opening and welcome address

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff (Professorship for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning; Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Uni BW Hamburg, Germany)

9:15     Introduction to the INTALL strategic partnership
Prof. Dr. Regina Egetenmeyer (Professorship for Adult Education / Continuing Education; Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)

9:30      INTALL@home as digital learning environment for international comparative studies

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff

9:45     Roundtable ‘Beyond the use of digital as ‘new normal’ in Adult Learning and Education: challenges and limitations’ with international experts

Prof. Dr. Katarina Popović (Associate Professor, General Secretary of ICAE; University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Jean-Francois (Associate Professor and Coordinator Comparative and International Educational Leadership (CIEL); Ohio University, USA)

Dr. Gerhard Bisovsky (General Secretary Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen, Austria)

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Heribert Hinzen (former Director of dvv international, Germany)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff

10:45    Break

11:15    Introducing the instructional design for INTALL@home

Jan Schiller (PhD student, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg/Uni BW H, Germany)

11:30    Let’s try INTALL@home: moderated lab panel – Introduced and moderated by developing partners:

Group 1: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implications for the work of adult educators

Prof. Dr. Balazs Nemeth, (Associate Professor, Vice Head of Institute for Human Development and Cultural Studies; Pécs University, Hungary)

Prof. Dr. Paula Guimaraes (Assistant Professor, Institute of Education; Lisbon University, Portugal)

Group 2: Adult educators: professionalisation, professional roles, identities, and communities

Prof. Dr. Borut Mikulec, PhD (Assistant Professor; Ljubljana University, Slovenia)

Dr. Concetta Tino (PostDoc Department of Filisophy, Sociology, Pedagogy, and Applied Psychology; Padova University, Italy)

Group 3: The employability process and transition to the labour market for the adult educator

Prof. Dr. Vanna Boffo (Professor, President of Adult and Continuing Education; Florence University, Italy)
Dr. Nicoletta Tomei (Teacher; Florence University, Italy)
Letizia Gamberi (Junior Researcher; Florence University, Italy)

13:00    Wrap-up session on lab panel results: conclusions and outlook

Moderators (Lab Panel) and plenary

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff

13:30     End of Workshop

Download this program as PDF:

INTALL@home workshop program


More Info on the official webpage (Würzburg University): INTALL-Homepage

The evaluation results of the project can be viewed and downloaded here: Evaluation results


This project is funded with support from the European Commission (project number: 2018-1-DE01-KA203-004272). This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Letzte Änderung: 3. February 2021