Economy Innovation Lisbon agenda
Experience and understanding of the knowledge society is taking ever greater root in Europe. Globalisation, technology development, and changes in the economic and social environment are modifying the ways in which the knowledge society is developing. The accelerating development of information and communication technologies, especially with their integration in so many different fields of life,  is creating way forward to new solutions.

According to the recent EU Economic Policy Guidelines, all forms of innovation should be facilitated.

New competences E-learning European competitiveness
The academic and professional community is continuously at work on developing efficient solutions and identifying new, creative forms of education.

E-competences are essential for successful careers and for the promotion of links between education, training and business. E-learning is the major enabling factor for the efficient involvement in the new competence development process, contributing also to the mainstreaming of innovation.

Educational research
An important message of the conference should be the promotion of policy efforts, oriented towards guaranteeing focus, effectiveness and synergy with other actions at EU and national level, to reduce and eventually remove the existing knowledge and research gap in education, training and lifelong learning at large, including e-learning.

Arts and culture
Acknowledging and welcoming the strenghtening role of interdisciplinarity in developing innovation and creativity in education, the EDEN 2006 Conference intends to encourage the inclusion and presentation of the themes of arts, culture and languages in the context of e-competences, open, distance and e-learning.