Current Calls

This year the autumn call invites you to submit contributions for the Autumn Seminar and/or the Open Fora. There are 4 topics in total. Please scroll down to read about these topics, and submit your abstract through the form that you will find just below.

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present their work, sometimes to write also full papers for the European Journal of University Lifelong Learning – EJULL. Please, take into consideration that authors of selected abstracts will be expected to submit their full papers within a relatively short period and should be prepared to do so! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Barcelona (ES), 17-18 Nov 2022

ULLL as enabler of talent enhancement – Reskilling and upskilling to meet new demands. In light of the constant labour market demands for different and better skills, ULLL plays a key role in deliving the required training. How are HE-VET institutions meeting this demand? Through which tools can ULLL help learners develop their full potential? How can learners’ new skills be made visible and be recognised? How can ULLL remain ahead of the labour market demand and offer programmes that will continue to be relevant to the industry?

If you have experiences or expertise on this topic, please consider submitting your abstract by completing the online form further down on this page. Selected abstracts will be invited to present their work during the Autumn Seminar in Barcelona.


Do not forget to register for the 2022 eucen Autumn Seminar!

Online activities Nov 2022

Topic 1: Digital Learning – Using technology to access knowledge. How is technology influencing education and what are the latest development in the sector? Which role do plays Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledge Technology and other technological innovations play? How can we use these tools in real classrooms and how can they replace or complement more traditional approaches? If you have examples or models of new technology applied to education, please consider submitting your abstract via the form below!

Topic 2: Responsible Learning – Connecting with the community. Besides research and teaching, universities have a so-called “third mission” to engage with their communities, and address societal challenges, including rising unemployment, growing economic inequalities and climate change.. How are our universities currently addressing these challenges? What can they do to provide their communities with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop in a sustainable manner? How do universities themselves benefit from this community engagement, including through student placements or continuing professional development for university staff? We welcome contributions on these, and related topics as part of our eucen Open Fora.

Topic 3: ULLL as enabler of talent enhancement – Reskilling and upskilling to meet new demands. Please, refer to the description under the Autumn Seminar above.

Topic 4: Inclusive Learning – Building a world where everyone is welcome. The European Commission states that “making higher education systems inclusive and connected to society requires providing the right conditions for students of different backgrounds to succeed“. Opening up to diversity entails embedding it as a key principle in institutional policies, and implementing it through concrete actions. What is your institution doing to become more inclusive and welcoming? Which steps are universities required to take to become a genuinely inclusive organisation? Let us know about the tools and processes that your institution has developed to make inclusive learning a reality.


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What happens if we invite you

to submit a full paper?

Full Papers – EJULL

The authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. Once the manuscript is accepted and reviewed and accepted, the paper will be included in one of the next issues of the European Journal of University Lifelong Learning (EJULL)

We welcome submission for three kinds of papers: 

  1. Research papers drawing on theoretical debates or empirical research, contextualised within current national and international policy debate, which develop the theoretical base of the field or report on empiricala research done.   Length: max. 3000-5000 words  
  2. Innovative Practice/Short papers including critical evaluations to share and discuss specific projects or practical approaches that either are in progress or have been completed. Length: max. 2000-3000 words  
  3. Discussion papers presenting an informed opinion or reflection on current research and policy developments on university lifelong learning. Length: max. 1000-2000 words 

All research papers undergo a double-blind review. Innovative practice/short papers and discussion papers are reviewed by one of the editorial board members. 


  • Deadline for the submission of papers – 30 November 2022
  • Feedback provided to authors from reviewers – 21 December 2022
  • Deadline for revisions – 12 January 2023
  • Publication date – 15 February 2023


Please, always use the house style in your manuscripts to avoid delaying or jeopardising the peer-review process.