Dear Colleagues,

 It is a great pleasure to inform you that the Call for papers for the special issue of the Journal Adult Education is now open! With this issue we mark two decades of the journal’s continuous publication, hence we chose the theme “Perspectives and Challenges of Adult Education in the Post-Pandemic Era”. In this way, we pay homage to the first issue, titled “Perspectives and Issues in Adult Education”, which served to outline the significant concerns at the turn of the century in 2001. The present moment is also, to some extent, decisive, and it necessitates thoughtful responses to future challenges.

It is intended that the issue will cover some of the following topics, but all other relevant topics will be considered;

·         International perspectives on adult education in the post-pandemic era

·         Local challenges in adult education caused by pandemics – lessons learned

·         Roles of an adult learner and an educator

·         Changes at the educational process level (planning and preparation, implementation, and evaluation)

·         Quality in adult education and different teaching formats

·         The role of adult education in addressing the educational system’s overcoming the consequences of pandemics in educational system (e.g. acquiring competencies in VET)

·         Adult education and digitalization

·         Critical thinking and literacies (health, media, functional…)

·         Participation in adult education – motivation and barriers.

We welcome scientific, professional, and review papers, as well as reviews of books or scientific-professional events. Please find the Instructions to the authors via web site: All papers undergo a double-blind review process. Authors are requested to send their contributions to the address: no later than December 1, 2021.

Please feel free to share this Call with your colleagues.

With best regards,

Editorial Board of the Journal Adult Education 

Journal Obrazovanje odraslih / Adult Education publishes original scientific and professional papers in the field of adult education and learning.

The Journal also publishes releases, reviews, documents and information on the practice and policy on adult education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, reports and reviews, current articles from foreign journals, as well as information on significant events from the country, region, Europe and the world related to adult education and learning.

The Journal Obrazovanje odraslih / Adult Education is indexed in the EBSCO database.
It is available at C.E.E.O.L. (Central and Eastern European Online Library).
ISSN: 1512-8784 (Print)
ISSN: XXXX (Online)


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Public Institution „Bosnian Cultural Center of Sarajevo Canton“ has established the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLLL) with the financial and advisory support of the partner organization DVV International – Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Establishment of the Center for Lifelong Learning resulted from the need to place adult education into the legal framework, which entails the entry of the Center for Lifelong Learning into the Register of Adult Education Provider in Canton Sarajevo (CS), which would be in accordance with the Law on Adult Education of CS.

Lifelong learning is the best tool to replace the concept of lifelong workplace with the concept of lifelong knowledge, skills and competences. The change of concept is conditional onconstant increase of new knowledge and rapid obsolescence of existing knowledge, but also on the need to adapt existing non-specific knowledge, skills and competences to the requirements of changing workplaces. Lifelong learning becomes much more than an economic issue, since a higher level of education and continuous learning, accessible to all, is an essential prerequisite for reducing inequality and preventing the marginalization of an individual or group.


  • To enable citizens to be more competitive on the labor market through provision of various longer and shorter educational programs
  • To strengthen social inclusion of citizens
  • To develop individual potential of each participant

To reduce the marginalization of vulnerable groups of the society (unemployed persons, elderly, people with disabilities and the disabled, women, young people, etc.), and to improve their economic situation.