The central aim of the Network on Education and Learning of Older Adults (ELOA) is to bring together European research strands in the field of late-life learning and to establish a regular interchange of researchers in older adult learning, educational gerontology, and adult education. The Network strives to act as a catalyst for further European collaboration in this field of educational research with the aim of strengthening this area of interest and promoting the initiation of common research projects and publications.

The objectives of the network are fourfold:

  1. to bring forward further experience from all around Europe on issues pertaining to all kind of learning activities inside and outside formal or non-formal education, and the impact that this learning process has on their living conditions
  2. to report on current European projects and stimulate research in this area
  3. to generate new research projects on an European level and to inform policymakers about the meaning of learning in every age
  4. to foster a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary dialogue for a broad understanding of the issues addressed.