Preliminary 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, Norvegian 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)
    Eva CENDON, FernUniversität in Hagen (DE)
14:00 Parallel session A – Confirmed presenters:

Topic 1 – ULLL in urban environments to enhance learning communities
  • Carmel BERENDI, Eötvös Lorand University (HU)
  • Sonia DEEL, George Washington University (US)
  • Balazs NEMETH, University of Pecs (HU)
Topic 2 – Universities promoting LLL through skills development & effective HRD
  • Ahidoba DE FRANCHI, Universite de Geneve (CH)
  • Kevin ORR, University of Huddersfield (UK)
  • Lyndsey EL AMOUD, University College Cork (IE)
  • Roberto ROMERO, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES)
Topic 3 – Universities' roles in enhancing sustainable environment and social inclusion through LLL
  • Eva CENDON, FrenUniversität in Hagen (DE)
  • Muhammed MEHDI, George Washington University (US)
  • Julie WIETRICH, eucen (BE)
  • Jane WORMALD, University of Huddersfield (UK)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Parallel session B – Confirmed presenters:

Topic 1 - ULLL in urban environments to enhance learning communities
  • Eva CENDON, FrenUniversität in Hagen (DE)
  • Lyndsey EL AMOUD, University College Cork (IE)
  • Jessica HINSHAW, George Washington University (US)

Topic 2 – Universities promoting LLL through skills development & effective HRD
  • Glenda GALEOTTI, University of Florence (IT)
  • Marie-Luise REGAL, Aalen University (DE)
  • Zuzanna WOJCIECHOWSKA (PL)

Topic 3 – Universities' roles in enhancing sustainable environment and social inclusion through LLL
  • Ece GÖKAKIN, Bogaziçi University (TR)
  • Miriam MARTINEZ, George Washington University (US)
  • Maureen McCONNELL, George Washington University (US)
  • Carme ROYO, eucen (BE)
  • Iván ZÁDORI, University of Pecs (HU)
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
11:30

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)

12:00 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) followed by wine tasting