JURE 2021

18 - 20 AUGUST 2021

The JURE 2021 Pre-Conference invited Junior Researchers from around the world to engage in compelling discussions on "Citizenship and Education". JURE 2021 offered early career researchers a first academic conference experience, and the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe.

EARLI 2021

23 - 27 AUGUST 2021

The 19th Biennial EARLI Conference was hosted by the EARLI Executive Committee as an online conference. Participants were encouraged to present results and ideas on state-of-the-art research in learning and instruction, specifically around the topic "Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures ".


The EARLI Executive Committee has decided, after careful consideration, that the EARLI 2021 Conference in Gothenburg will move fully online. The continuing uncertainty about what the pandemic situation will be next summer is making it impossible to plan. 

We feel that making this decision early on allows us to plan creatively for a vibrant, intellectually rich conference.   The conference theme – Education and Citizenship: learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures – has a new resonance in the light of COVID-19. 

The JURE and EARLI 2021 conferences was hosted through PheedLoop, our virtual event platform.


"Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures"
Democratic societies build on ideas of active citizens who participate in and contribute to social, cultural and economic development. The UN Agenda 2030 specifies the goals involved in building sustainable and just societies able to successfully address the challenges we face in Anthropocene. Learning and instruction in its various settings play an increasingly important role in promoting the values, skills and knowledge that will allow us to foster active citizens who are able to contribute to sustainable and peaceful co-existence. EARLI can help to advance our understanding of the role and impact of education by addressing the processes and outcomes of learning in broad and innovative ways. This includes attending to features such as the role of learning and instruction for the promotion of agency, the development of collaborative skills, the deepening of a sense of belonging in society and, not least, for the commitment to future learning among all citizens. 


The joy and excitement of learning and of knowledge sharing and creation, represent significant components of learning, and they should be considered as important outcomes of learning along with our traditional competence measures. In this respect, they need far more attention from researchers. The pandemic spreading during 2020 reminded us of the fact that the future is increasingly difficult to predict but it seems safe to say that learning and re-learning will continue a top prioirity regardless of the future. The EARLI community accepts the responsibility to show how learning and instruction are consequential for the intellectual, social and cultural fabric of societies striving to shape their future on the road to sustainability.    

Conference programme

Consult the full conference schedule for EARLI 2021 below.
A selection of recorded sessions is now available in the EARLI 2021 PheedLoop platform.

Click here to consult the programme book.
Click here to consult the book of abstracts.


All EARLI 2021 Keynote recordings are now available on the EARLI YouTube Channel.


Prof. Dr. Paul Ashwin
Lancaster University (UK)

Thinking Beyond the Crises: what is a university education for?


Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad
University of Oslo (NO)

Learning Lives and Lived Citizenship - trajectories of participation and future-making


Prof. Dr. Raija Hämäläinen
University of Jyväskylä (FI)

The Challenges of Digitalisation: Innovative Multidisciplinary Methods and Technologies for Enhancing Learning and Professional Development


Prof. Dr. James Hiebert
University of Delaware (US)

A Practical Theory of Teaching


Prof. Dr. Halszka Jarodzka
Open University (NL)

Vision for Education - How Eye-tracking Helps Us to Understand and to Improve Learning and Instruction


Prof. Dr. Cintia Rodriguez
Autonomous University of Madrid (ES)

Early Manifestations of Executive Functions from the End of the First Year at Infant School, A Pragmatic View


Prof. Dr. Tina Seufert
University of Ulm (DE)

Learners' resources as moderators for instructional design, self-regulation and cognitive load


Prof. Dr. Hilde Van Keer
Ghent University (BE)

"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall": The Vital, Though Challenging Nature of Self-regulated Learning More Than Ever Acknowledged 


Please be advised that EARLI membership is required to present or participate in the conference. If you are not a member at the time of registration, this will be added to the total order amount.

There will be no early bird discount for EARLI and/or JURE 2021, but all presenters are asked to register before the presenter registration deadline of the 18th of May 2021 (midnight CEST).

                            EARLI Members
(in 2021)
(in 2021)
EARLI 2021 € 175 € 225
JURE 2021 € 20 € 40
EARLI + JURE 2021 € 195 € 265
  EARLI 2021                     EARLI 2021 + JURE 2021*      
EC Members     € 87,5 € 97,5
Past Presidents     € 87,5 € 97,5
Keynote Speakers   € 0 € 10
Stakeholders     € 0 € 10
EARLI 2021 IPC    € 0 € 10
JURE 2021 IOC    € 0 € 10
SIG Coordinators     € 87,5 € 97,5
JURE Coordinators     € 87,5 € 97,5
* For participation in JURE 2021, a surcharge of € 10 is charged.


In light of the online conference, the submission types have been slightly altered (since December 7th). Consult our updated submission guidelines for further information on new formats and timings. 
Submissions for EARLI 2021 have now closed.



Paper sessions are oral presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience. It is important that empirical papers have data and results, or they will not be accepted. Research that is at an earlier stage is very suitable for Roundtable or Poster sessions. Theoretical papers, of course, are welcome. Paper sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes with two presentation formats to choose from: 

Single Paper
Single paper sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes and consist of three thematically clustered papers. Each presenter is offered 15 minutes to present their paper, followed by 15 minutes of discussion facilitated by the chair.

Espresso Paper
Espresso paper sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes and consist of six thematically clustered papers. Each presenter pre-records or uploads their presentation for asynchronous viewing, with asynchronous discussion through a discussion forum. During the synchronous session, each presenter is offered 5 minutes to summarise key points of their full presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion facilitated by the chair.The recommended time for pre-recorded presentations is 15 minuted per presentation.

A paper session consists of 3 (Single) or 6 (Espresso) papers and is scheduled for 60 minutes.



Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposium sessions are directed by a chair, involving either three (or, if wished, four) presenters and one discussant, from at least three different countries. The role of the discussant will be to facilitate participation and discussion. One new review criterion will evaluate to which extent the symposium aims to be interactive. We recommend that each individual submission is checked for its own quality and its relevance and coherence to the topic of the symposium prior to formal submission to EARLI 2021.  

A symposium is scheduled for 60 minutes, with two presentation formats to choose from: 

Symposia are scheduled for 60 minutes and consist of three to four live presentations (total of 45 minutes) followed by 15 mins of discussion facilitated by discussant.  If you opt for four presentations, please be advised that presentations should fit within the allocated timeslot of 60 minutes, allowing sufficient time for discussion.

Espresso Symposium
Espresso symposia are scheduled for 60 minutes and consist of three to four presentations that are pre-recorded and uploaded for asynchronous viewing prior to the session. The recommended time for pre-recorded presentations is 15 minuted per presentation. The live session involves a brief introduction by the Chair, with 5-minute presentations by each of the presenters, drawing out key points from their presentation. The Discussant facilitates an in-depth discussion for 30 minutes afterwards.

A symposium is scheduled for 60 minutes.



Poster sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes and consist of 6 thematically clustered posters. A poster session offers researchers the chance to present their work in a visual format, accompanied by an oral presentation, with opportunities for discussion.  A short oral presentation of about 5 minutes for each poster is given. After the authors’ brief presentation, an in-depth discussion between them and the audience follows. 
Poster sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes, following the format above.

Consult our Poster Guidelines for further guidance on how best to prepare your poster for presentation.

Round Table


Roundtable sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes as a live session and consist of 3 thematically clustered roundtables. Roundtable sessions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of research issues. This may well involve discussion of work in progress. The presenters explain their research and research issue, and invite the participants to help to discuss emerging data or to solve a research issue or problem. Each participants will explain and discuss their research one after another, with discussion from participants. 

Three roundtable presentations are clustered together per session, and are scheduled for 60 minutes.



ICT Demonstrations are scheduled for 60 minutes as a live session. ICT Demonstrations allow presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoint and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.  

ICT Demonstrations are scheduled individually for 60 minutes.



Workshops are scheduled for 60 minutes as a live session. Workshops provide an opportunity to familiarise participants with some aspect of research or teaching practice, so that questioning, and discussion are suitably informed. Learning-by-doing occupies most of the session, and any presentations are brief. Providing adequate time for reflective discussion is important. 

Workshops are scheduled individually for 60 minutes.

Collaborative workspaces


Collaborative workspaces are scheduled for 60 minutes as a live session. Collaborative workspaces allow the discussion of ongoing or future research projects with the goal of establishing or strengthening research collaborations. This may include collaborations about constructs that researchers use, but also about methodologies or a specific content area. The submission for a collaborative space should include the main content  area for which collaboration shall be established or deepened.  

Collaborative workspaces are scheduled individually for 60 minutes.



Panel Discussions are scheduled for 60 minutes as a live session. Panel discussions allow for an in-depth discussion on a specific topic determined through a separate call, between a maximum of six representatives of stakeholders, policy makers, associations, research institutes or companies. The panel discussion is followed by a Q and A session with the audience. 

Panel Discussions are scheduled individually for 60 minutes.



The EARLI 2021 reviewers help to ensure the scientific quality of the conference. The review process is the most important aspect of organising the EARLI conference, as the outcome of this process will determine the quality of the participants' experience.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the 429 reviewers who assisted with the EARLI 2021 review process!

Consult the EARLI 2021 review thresholds and rationale here.
Consult the EARLI 2021 acceptance rates per paper type here.


The EARLI Executive Committee, in collaboration with the Jacobs Foundation, would like to express its commitment to recognise high quality research conducted in countries that are facing financial struggles and where researchers have little access to funds.

As such, we are pleased to offer the Jacobs Foundation Presenter Award for presenters with an accepted presentation. Additionally, and new for this conference, we also grant the Jacobs Foundation Attendee Award to attendees without an active role in the conference.

Both awards were granted in the form of a fully waived conference fee for EARLI 2021 and/or JURE 2021.

Consult the full call here.


Session Recordings

One of the advantages of hosting an online event, is the opportunity to provide recorded materials for on-demand viewing even long after the conference has finished. As such, some of the sessions at EARLI or JURE 2021 may be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing within PheedLoop. None of our recordings, apart from the keynotes, will be shared outside of the PheedLoop platform, for which a unique login is required.

A selection recorded EARLI 2021 sessions is now available for on-demand viewing.

Important dates

Please consider the following important dates:

  • 1 September 2020
    Submissions open
  • 12 January 2021
    Submission deadline
  • 1 March 2021
    Registrations open
  • 16 March 2021
    Review deadline EARLI 2021 and JURE 2021 (first round)
  • 31 March 2021
    Review results for EARLI 2021 and JURE 2021 (first round)
  • 18 May 2021
    Presenter registration deadline
  • 18 - 20 August 2021
    JURE 2021
  • 23 - 27 August 2021
    EARLI 2021 (with possible extension until the 3rd of September)


Conference President
Prof. Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Conference Management Team
Jonas Emanuelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Ilse Hakvoort, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Local Organising Committee
Hoda Ashjari, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Åke Ingerman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Angelika Kullberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Rimma Nyman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (JURE Conference President)

Programme Advisory Group
Debra Myhill, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Crina Damsa, University of Oslo, Norway
Nina Bonderup-Dohn, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Ilse Hakvoort, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Laura Hirsto, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Piet Van den Bossche, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jo Van Herwegen, University College London, United Kingdom
Koen Veermans, University of Turku, Finland

Technology Advisory Group
Eleni A. Kyza, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Jonas Emanuelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dominik Froehlich, University of Vienna, Austria
Sofia-Eleftheria Gonida, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Thomas Martens, Medical School Hamburg, Germany
Antti Rajala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tijs Rotsaert, Ghent University, Belgium


EARLI 2021 wishes to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors:


Elsevier provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. Our goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.


For more than 25 years, the Jacobs Foundation has enjoyed a reputation as a funder in the field of child and youth development. The Foundation supports actors and institutions engaged in research and practical work in a wide variety of ways. And, in certain selected programs, they also take on conceptual and operational responsibilities.


Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published monthly and online by MDPI. It is indexed in ESCI, Scopus, ERIC and ERIH Plus.


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