Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
13.30 Registration opens
14:00 eCoP groups meeting. The eucen communities of practice meet again in Budapest. There will be a group for each ULLL topic: Finances, HE-VET, Digitalisation, Pedagogy and Diversity. Follow this link to read more about the eucen eCoPs and join us!
15.30 Warming up: Welcome to eucen and Speed dating session.
Meet the conference participants in a distended and dynamic way!
Moderators: Eva CENDON and Ulle KESLI, eucen (BE)
16.45 Opening address by the President of eucen, Dr Balazs NEMETH
17:00 Official Welcome by the Rector of CEU, Michael IGNATIEFF (HU)
17.15 Keynote “University Lifelong Learning in Hungary: overview and case study”. Dr Éva FARKAS, adult and lifelong learning expert (HU), member of the International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education, (title to be confirmed)
18.00 Closing of the day
18:10 Welcome reception
Thursday, 19 November 2020
08:30 Registration opens
09.00 Welcome Speech of the Pro-Rector and Provost of CEU: Mr. Liviu MATEI
09.20 Opening keynotes
  • Keynote 1: Sir Prof Alan TUCKETT, University of Wolverhampton (UK) on 'Closing the gap between policy and practice: Universities, civil society and social change'
  • Keynote 2: Dr. Diána ÜRGE-VORSATZ, Central European University (HU), on “HEIs and SDGs”
  • Keynote 3: Mr. Raul VALDES-COTERA (UNESCO UIL, DE) on “Universities, Learning Cities and SDGs”
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Panel: Keys to a ULLL for increase participation, performance and partnership.
Moderator: Seamus O’TUAMA, University of Cork (IE)
  • Dr. Cathrine LIDO (UK), PASCAL International Observatory – University of Glasgow CR&.DALL presentation related to “University Lifelong Learning and Learning Cities”
  • Dr Hanne SMIDT (DK), on “Lifelong learning is more important than ever before – following up the SIRUS project ten years after”
  • Dr Gábor HALÁSZ (HU) ELTE, Budapest – Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Working title: “University and Economy. the Skills policy of the EU as a New Generation of LLL Philosophy”
12.00 Open discussion
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Parallel session A
  • Topic 1 "University Lifelong Learning in Learning Cities"
    • Balázs NÉMETH, University of Pécs (HU)
    • Cathrine LIDO, (UK), PASCAL International Observatory, University of Glasgow CR&.DALL
  • Topic 2 "Universities Promoting Inclusive Education and Community Engagement"
    • Eric AGBESSI – University of Clermont Auvergne (FR)
    • Zsuzsa KOLTAI – Member of Adult Education in Museums Section of Pulszky Society/Hungarian Museum Association (HU)
  • Topic 3 "Universities' Role in Work-Based Learning"
    • Timo HALTUNNEN – University of Turku (tbc) (FI)
    • Dr. Zsolt NEMESKÉRI – University of Pécs (tbc) (HU)
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Parallel session B
  • Topic 1 “University Lifelong Learning in Learning Cities”
  • Topic 2 “Universities Promoting Inclusive Education and Community Engagement”
  • Topic 3 “Universities’ Role in Work-Based Learning”
17.30 Closing of the day
19.00 Conference Dinner
Friday, 20 November 2020
09.00 General Assembly (meeting opened to eucen members only)
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Poster session
12:00 Open discussion
12.30 Final Keynote Dr. Katarina POPOVIC - International Council for Adult Education – University of Belgrade (SRB), on ‘Adult Learning and Education and Universities: within the Constraints of Policy, Practice and Profession’ (title to be confirmed)
13.30 Short presentation of the 2021 host of 53rd eucen Conference
Official Closing of the Conference
13:45 Lunch
Extend your stay a few hours and attend the optional afternoon session
14:30 Digital Wellbeing Education: How to be prepared to help students in a digital era? Carme ROYO, eucen (BE) This afternoon session will include the presentation and use of the tool kits developed by this project (i.e. an App, an online course and a compendium of good practices). Participants need to bring their smart phones and/or tablets. This activity is free but previous registration is needed. Please contact for further details. Participants to this activity will receive a badge of attendance. The full programme for this activity will be soon available.
16:00 Optional Guided Tour in Budapest City Center (including visit to Open Society Archives) followed by wine tasting