Final Program

Wednesday, 8 June 2022
15:00 Registration opens
16:00 Speed networking session - Meet your colleagues
17:00 Opening address by the President of eucen, Dr Balazs NEMETH
17:15 Official Welcome by László KONTLER, Pro-Rector CEU Budapest
17:30 Keynote “Education and ULLL in Hungary”. Dr Éva FARKAS, adult and lifelong learning expert (HU), member of the International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education
18:00 Closing of the day
18:10 Welcome – Wine Reception
Thursday, 9 June 2022
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 Welcome Speech - Éva FODOR, CEU Pro-Rector for Foresight and Analysis
09:10 Formal Address from the EC – Klara ENGELS-PERENYI, DG Employment, European Commission
09:20 Opening Keynotes
  • Keynote 1: Dr. Mária CSEH, George Washington University (US): Universities at the Forefront of Developing a Global Competent Workforce: Fostering Lifelong Learning to Address Complex Societal Issue
  • Keynote 2: Ms. Nora LORENZ, UNESCO UIL (DE): Universities Roles in the Promotion of Lifelong Learning in the Context of the Latest UNEASO UIL/IAU Survey on University LLL
  • Keynote 3: Prof Marcella MILANA, University of Verona (IT): Critical Approaches Upon Choices and Limitations to Lifelong Learning Policies with Changing Nature and Focus - with Reflections on Some Specific Roles for HEIs
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Panel: Roundtable discussions: Keys to a ULLL to increase participation, performance and partnership
Moderator: Seamus O'TUAMA, University of Cork (IE) and ASEM LLL Hub
  • Dr Zsuzsanna GÉRING, Budapest Business School (HU)
  • Dr Arne CARLSEN, Norwegian Business School (NO)
  • Dr Gábor HALÁSZ, ELTE (HU)

Q&A
12:30 Lunch
Moderators of the Parallel sessions:
  • Topic 1 - University Lifelong Learning in urban environments to enhance learning communities
    Moderators:
    Eric AGBESSI, Clermont Auvergne University (FR)
    Seamus O’TUAMA, University College Cork (IE)
  • Topic 2 - Universities promoting Lifelong Learning through skills development and effective HRD
    Moderators:
    Ulle KESLI, Tartu University (EE)
    Zsolt NEMESKERI, University of Pecs (HU)
  • Topic 3 - Universities’ roles in enhancing sustainable environment and social inclusion through LLL
    Moderators:
    Kevin ORR, University of Huddersfield (UK)
14:00 Parallel session A – Confirmed presenters:

Topic 1 – ULLL in urban environments to enhance learning communities (room N13, 104)
  • Carmel BERENDI, Eötvös Lorand University (HU): Be a Learning Citizen. Science Camp Budapest. Showcasing a pilot project of an international learning community of students and young adults for innovative learning cities
  • Sonia DEEL, George Washington University (US): Humor and Humorous Leadership: Creating Learning Environments Conducive to Lifelong Learning
  • Balazs NEMETH, University of Pecs (HU): Changing Roles of Universities in the Development of Learning Cities into Smart and Creative Communities
Topic 2 – Universities promoting LLL through skills development & effective HRD (room N13, 106)
  • Ahidoba DE FRANCHI, Universite de Geneve (CH): From Skills Development to Tangible Transfer at the Workplace
  • Kevin ORR, University of Huddersfield (UK): Degree Apprenticeships in England: a new approach to higher education and work-based learning?
  • Lyndsey EL AMOUD, University College Cork (IE): Meeting Skills Needs through Microcredentials: Lessons from ACE at UCC
  • Roberto ROMERO, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES): Higher Education Microcredentials: a European University Perspective
Topic 3 – Universities' roles in enhancing sustainable environment and social inclusion through LLL (room N13, 103)
  • Carme ROYO, eucen (BE): Mediation as a tool to foster inclusion and contribute to social change – the experience of the IncludeMeproject
  • Muhammed MEHDI, George Washington University (US): Socialization of First-Generation Muslim-American Males in Higher Education Institutions
  • Julie WIETRICH, eucen (BE): Supporting Inclusion in Higher Education – the contribution of the InclusiveHE project
  • Jane WORMALD, University of Huddersfield (UK): 'Starting University': Enhancing Social Inclusion for Diverse Populations of Students Beginning Study in Higher Education
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Parallel session B – Confirmed presenters:

Topic 1 - ULLL in urban environments to enhance learning communities (room N13, 104)
  • Eric AGBESSI, Clermont Auvergne University (FR): Fairground university - How to refound a university in a lifelong learning prospect while working to promote a rural area?
  • Lyndsey EL AMOUD, University College Cork (IE): Rethinking Delivery of Education Post Covid
  • Jessica HINSHAW, George Washington University (US): Sustainable Development Goals and Community-Based Organizations: Using Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Practices to Facilitate Learning across Stakeholders

Topic 2 – Universities promoting LLL through skills development & effective HRD (room N13, 106)
  • Glenda GALEOTTI, University of Florence (IT): Emerging Working Contexts in Adult Learning and Continuing Education. First findings from an explorative research among professionals
  • Marie-Luise REGAL, Aalen University (DE): Universities as a Partner of HRD in Requalifying Personnel for Future Skills
  • Zuzanna WOJCIECHOWSKA and Ewa DEBSKA (PL): Involvement of Young Adults in University Education. Motivation, Hopes, Dilemmas

Topic 3 – Universities' roles in enhancing sustainable environment and social inclusion through LLL (room N13, 103)
  • Elif YILDIZ, Bogaziçi University (TR): A case study on Stand UP Against Street Harassment Project
  • Miriam MARTINEZ, George Washington University (US): Intuition, a skill in practice
  • Maureen McCONNELL, George Washington University (US): Adult Mental Health and Stigmatization: Creating Learning Environments for Inclusion in Higher Education and Organizations
  • Iván ZÁDORI, University of Pecs (HU): Quality assurance aspects of the OVHR-model in Higher Education
17:30 Closing of the day
19:00 Conference Dinner
Friday, 10 June 2022
09:00 General Assembly (meeting opened to eucen members only)
11:00 Coffee break and Networking space
11:45

Wrap-up from the parallel sessions
Topic 1 - Eric AGBESSI, Clermont Auvergne University (FR)
Topic 2 - Ulle KESLI, Tartu University (EE)
Topic 3 - Kevin ORR, University of Huddersfield (UK)

12:15 Open discussion
12:30 Final Keynote
Dr Hanne SMIDT, Senior Advisor for EUA (BE) and Director at Sodergard Consulting (DK): Lifelong learning more important than ever before…
13:30 Short presentation from the host of 53rd eucen Conference – 2023 Utrecht (NL)
13:40 Official Closing of the Conference
13:45 Lunch
Extend your stay a few hours and attend the optional afternoon session
15:00 Optional Guided Tour in Budapest City Center (including visit to Open Society Archives)

Keynote speeches, plenary sessions and the roundtable discussion will take place in the CEU Auditorium (Nador 15 building, ground floor)