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Hírek - 46th EUCEN Conference 'Lifelong Learning Universities and European policies on Social Investment'

This is a call for papers for the upcoming

46th EUCEN Conference
“Lifelong Learning Universities and European policies
on Social Investment”
11-13 June 2014
organized by Warsaw School of Economics in collaboration with EUCEN, Educational Research Institute in Warsaw, University of Gdańsk and Polish Universities for Lifelong Learning Network (PULL)


Conference location:

Warsaw School of Economics (WSE), al. Niepodległości 162 (building G) and
al. Niepodległości 128 (building C), Warsaw, Poland

Conference Theme:

The conference ‘Lifelong Learning Universities and European Policies on Social Investment’ is aimed to provide a platform to discuss the role of ULLL in the context of European policy development related to social investment. The social investment approach is based, among others on the notion that developing human capital gives people the skills and capabilities to participate in society.

Universities as lifelong learning institutions can and should play a leading role in designing and implementing measures that allow people at all ages to develop their skills and capacities for their economic and social activity. Moreover, university-based research can provide an important input to the European discussion on social investment and its role in Europe today and in the future.

Abstracts/papers can only be submitted directly to:  Submissions should be made to one of the themes of the parallel sessions:

    Innovations in development of skills and competencies of learners.
    Today’s learning changes. Innovations, technology development but also individual approaches change. Innovations applied throughblended learning, e-learning, distance learning widen the potential access to learning, as well as help to remove barriers and obstacles. Not only technological, but also social innovations which provide new ways to gain new skills and competencies for different groups of adult learners. In this session we welcome papers that present the use of different innovations in lifelong learning.

    Reconciliation of work-education-family activities in the life course
    Many European employees with children face the pressures of conflicting interests and priorities in their work, family life and childcare or care for other family members. Today this pressure also covers time that is devoted to learning – while training supports development of competences, it is frequently in conflict with working time (also for employers) as well as private time including family life. We also learn and gather new skills during our work and family life which can be recognised through validation of non-formal and informal learning. In this session we welcome contributions that contribute to understanding of existing difficulties to reconcile work, family and learning as well as practices and developments that help to reconcile different activities at various stages of life course.

    Examples of „social investment” as ULLL-contribution to the knowledge bank of good practices
    Sharing best practice examples and ULLL practice is an important contribution to the policy development and recommendations. Discussions and presentations in this session will feed to a social investment  knowledge bank envisaged to help policymakers and experts to share in an interactive manner social policy experiences and exchange information on what works and what doesn’t.

    Returns of investing in lifelong learners
    There is a benefit to lifelong learning: for individuals, for the society and for the economy. Development of human capital of lifelong learners is particularly important in the light of population changes and declining labour force. In this session we welcome contributions that help to understand returns to LLL and development of competencies from different perspectives.

Selected papers will be presented during one of the parallel sessions or during the poster session.

Individuals may also register and attend the conference as a participant without submitting or presenting any work.

Contributors should send in the completed submission form containing an extended abstract of their proposed paper accompanied by personal and contact  data as well as a short curriculum vitae – see below.
The deadlines for submission are as follows:

15 March          Deadline for submission of Extended Abstract
15 -30 April      consultation with authors and abstracts modification
1 May                Communicating the decision regarding extended abstract acceptance to the author(s)
                          Communicating the final programme of the conference
15 May              Deadline for Early-bird Registration (fee payment with concession)
30 May              Deadline for Registration (fee payment without concession)
11-13 June         the Conference
25 July               Deadline for the conference contributions for electronic publication.
31 August          Conference publication ready and published at the www.
20 December     Selection of conference papers published under copyrights given by UCEN, WSE, ERI

Selected participants will present their papers in a parallel session (about 20-30  minutes in English).

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