EARLI 2025


The EARLI 2025 conference will be hosted by EARLI and the University of Graz in Austria, from 25 - 29 August 2025.

The conference will be preceded by the JURE 2025 pre-conference on 23 - 24 August 2025.

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The EARLI 2025 conference will explore "Realising Potentials through Education: Shaping the Minds and Brains for the Future"

The theme shall inspire interdisciplinary discussions on the multifaceted avenues through which education can contribute to the flourishing of each individual and the society.

Education is envisioned as a transformative force to unlock and realise the potential of every individual, irrespective of personal background or circumstances. Its goal is to empower individuals to discover their strengths and develop talents that positively impact their lives and their communities. This pursuit necessitates equitable educational practices, grounded in current evidence on learning and instruction from various disciplines and across multiple levels of investigation.

The terms 'minds' and 'brains' resonate with this holistic approach and align with the principles of neuroconstructivism. It suggests that the functions and structures of both the mind and the brain are malleable and evolve through complex and dynamic interactions with the environment. These interactions weave together diverse elements of learning, including historical, sociocultural, material, and bodily dimensions.

The high plasticity and experience-dependency of the mind and brain in response to the environment underscore the need for quality education in which learners can acquire those skills they may need for the continued progress of liberal societies in an uncertain future. It also equips individuals with the tools to spearhead innovations and inventions to effectively overcome the global challenges that lie ahead.

Finally, the EARLI 2025 conference aims to facilitate an inclusive dialogue among researchers, educators, and policymakers, transcending traditional boundaries and paving the way for novel approaches to positively shape our future.


Graz, the second-largest city in Austria, offers a captivating blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture. Nestled in the southeastern part of the country, Graz serves as the capital of the Styria region. Renowned for its well-preserved medieval old town, the city boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, showcasing a harmonious mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles. It is home to prestigious universities, fostering a dynamic atmosphere with a thriving student population. Graz embraces a unique juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, offering a diverse array of museums, galleries, culinary delights, and scenic landscapes, making it an enchanting destination for visitors and a beloved hub for locals.


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Stephan Vogel

University of Graz


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University of Graz


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