Emilio Lucio-Villegas is Professor on Adult Education at the University of Seville, Spain. He holds a PhD in Pedagogy with a Thesis on Participatory Research in Adult Education. Since this his works is focused on Adult Education. He is author or coauthor of articles, chapters and books in Spanish, English and Portuguese. He also holds three positive evaluations (from1998 to 2016) of his research activities. He has been Head of the Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación at the University of Seville (1992-1995). From 2009 to 2013 he was Head of The Paulo Freire Chair at the University of Seville. He holds the Phyllis M. Cunningham Award for Social Justice presented in 2010. Emilio Lucio-Villegas has participated in research at national and international level. He is member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Research on the Education of the Adults (ESREA) since 2008 and convenor of the Network: ‘Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Communities’. Latest publication includes the book: Adult education in communities. Approaches from a participatory perspectives published by Sense Publishers in 2015.