The EDEN conferences:
- have become major academic and professional ODL events in Europe, supporting professionalisation and international exchange of experience and expertise;
- are gatherings where comprehensive and orientative contributions are presented by outstanding experts, politicians and academics;
- are based on collecting best practice – every year papers presented in conference sessions are selected for publication in the ‘proceedings’, serving as important resources for the professional community;
- have a genuine community feel to them, where existing working-relationships strengthen and deepen, and where new partnerships are formed.
EDEN employs an integrated approach to organising its conferences. This is crucial in order to ensure an effective knowledge share within the interdisciplinary fields of ICT and education. It also helps to create and consolidate the international community of professionals. Overall, the conferences have been instrumental in capitalising on the extensive knowledge of key stakeholders and have provided a valuable resource to others who have less experience in the field.