Highlights from 2018
Encell, the National Centre for Lifelong Learning, is responsible for conducting research in and disseminating knowledge about lifelong learning in all its various aspects. Our research group works in two main areas – "lifelong learning and inclusion" and "lifelong learning in organisations." Our 2018 has been full of new insights and acquaintances, fresh publications and inspiring conferences. Here, we present a small selection of what we have done during the year.

Warm regards
Cecilia Bjursell
Director of Encell
ELOA 2018 Report
In mid-October, the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) network gathered at its ninth Education and Learning of Older Adults, or ELOA, conference. This year’s theme was “Older Adults’ Well-being—The Contributions of Education and Learning,” and the conference was held in beautiful Faro on Portugal’s Algarve Coast.

Encell researchers’ presentations from the October 2018 Education and Learning of Older Adults (ELOA) conference are available to view here.
Research collaboration will promote integration
in Canada and Sweden
In a new collaboration between Jönköping University and McMaster University in Canada, researchers will compare how Syrian refugees in both countries have entered the labour market.

Education for inclusion of people with disabilities at folk high schools
Folk High School, and its special character, is able to successfully satisfy the needs of participants with high-functioning autism. Many of the participants, for the first time in their lives, experience a sense of inclusion in an educational system and feel that they can succeed in their studies. Joel Hedegaard and Martin Hugo have published results that will be of great benefit to the educational system. 

New report on austerity policy by Encell researcher
Dr Claudia Gillberg, affiliate researcher at Encell, in collaboration with Dr Simon Duffy at the Centre for Welfare Reform in the UK, has submitted a new report to the UN’s independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council.

From equal opportunities to potential resources
Helene Ahl from Encell has been an invited speaker in the seminar series "Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organisations," organised by a cohort of British universities.
Ahl presented her new research on how women’s entrepreneurship is referenced in government agency policy documents and how this has changed over time.

Book Release:
Human Resource Management: A Nordic Perspective
An English edition of the anthology HR – Att Ta Tillvara Mänskliga Resurser, written by 14 researchers connected with Encell, has been released by Routledge.
Follow the links below to read interviews with some of the authors of chapters in the book: