What is ELM?
Elm (European Lifelong Learning Magazine; ISSN 2489-5865) is a free online magazine on lifelong learning and adult education. It is the only journalistic medium of adult education with a European scope and with a continent-wide correspondent network. Elm headquarters is located in Helsinki, and the main publisher is the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, KVS.
Elm’s main target group is the adult education professional, in Europe and beyond. Our main readers are educators, advocates and workers in adult education organizations, decision makers and academics. But anyone, with an interest in themes related to lifelong learning, can find interesting content in Elm.
Elm Magazine is committed to the Finnish Ethical Guidelines for Journalism.
Our promise to the reader
Elm supports the work of the adult education professional by keeping its reader up-to-date on the trends and phenomena of the adult learning world. Through its correspondent network Elm paints an authentic picture of the European adult education field. The media spreads good practices, knowledge about the benefits of lifelong learning and of topical research and adds depth and context into important events and trends. It aims to offer a community of colleagues for its readers. Elm discusses learning in a broad sense, seeing it as a lifelong process comprising of formal, informal and non-formal learning, both vocational and liberal adult education.
Elm was born in the autumn of 2015 as a result of a merger of two online media, LLinE (Lifelong Learning in Europe) and InfoNet Adult Education. Elm keeps the best traditions of its predecessor media alive: LLinE was well-known in the field for its high-quality journalism. InfoNet was a strong network bringing together professionals from the main adult education organizations in Europe. Elm thus combines LLinE’s quality with the unrivaled content-producing network of InfoNet.
Join our network
Are you a journalist or an adult education professional who can write fluently and intelligently? Are you interested in contributing to Elm Magazine? Join our correspondent network by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(MA) is the editor-in-chief of Elm Magazine. Contact: karoliina.knuuti(a)kvs.fi; +358408268699; Twitter: @KaroliinaKnuuti
(MA) is editor of Elm Magazine. Contact: email@example.com
is the communications manager of Kansanvalistusseura (KVS), the publisher of Elm Magazine. Contact: annu.grinan(a)kvs.fi; @annugrinan