What is Elm Magazine?

Elm Magazine (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 Magazine headquarters is located in Helsinki, and the main publisher is the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, KVS.

Elm Magazine’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 and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists.

Our promise to the reader

Elm Magazine keeps its reader up-to-date on the trends and phenomena of the adult learning world. 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.

In 2018, Elm was ranked third of the Top 25 Adult Education Blogs on the web.

Join our correspondent 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 elm@kvs.fi.

Elm Research

Elm Research is a section for refereed academic articles in Elm Magazine. Elm Research aims at providing the opportunity for both young and established academics to publish recent research results on lifelong learning and adult education. While Elm Magazine generally reports journalistically good practices and spreads knowledge about the benefits of lifelong learning, the Elm Research is to present research results in adult education as they relate to pan-European developments and trends.

Read more about how to submit your research article here.

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EDITORIAL TEAM

Heini Huhtinen

is the editor-in-chief of Elm Magazine. Contact: heini.huhtinen@kvs.fi or +358 447914526.

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Anne Tastula

(MA) is the editor of Elm Magazine. Contact: anne.tastula@kvs.fi; +358 40 1523 830

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Thomas Jung

(PhD) is the editor of peer-reviewed content and a member of the executive board of Elm Magazine. He is also the head of publications at the DIE, Bonn, Germany. Contact: thomas.jung@die-bonn.de

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Michael Sommer

(PhD) is Elm reporter, project/PR manager (Akademie Klausenhof) and senior editor of the journal “Erwachsenenbildung” (Adult Education) in Germany. Email: sommer@akademie-klausenhof.de

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Annu Griñan

is the communications manager of Kansanvalistusseura (KVS), the publisher of Elm Magazine. Contact: annu.grinan(a)kvs.fi

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Lauri Tuomi

(PhD) is the CEO of Kansanvalistusseura (KVS), Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, and a board member of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). KVS is the main publisher of Elm Magazine. Contact: lauri.tuomi(a)kvs.fi

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