The EARLI Executive Committee has decided, after careful consideration, that the JURE 2021 pre-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.  The University of Gothenburg has highlighted the challenges should the conference need to be socially-distanced. The buildings and the rooms that are available cannot cope with such arrangements. 

We feel that making this decision now 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.  We are now turning our attention to the online conference and to ensuring that the format allows for maximum interaction, lively conversation and the renewing of acquaintances.  The past months have taught us much about the opportunities and possibilities that technology can offer us when meeting face to face is not possible.  We are looking forward to seeing you all and sharing our research in new ways. Make sure to submit your work for the online conference before January 12th, as the peer-review process will proceed as normal. Watch this space!


We are happy to invite all junior researchers of EARLI to present their research at the 25th pre-conference of the Junior Resarchers of EARLI. We would like to encourage you to submit your research to the JURE conference in order to:

  • Share your research among other researchers
  • Discuss and get useful feedback from international experts in the field of learning and instruction
  • Becoming a part of the network of young researchers in your field.


"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.    



In light of the online conference, we anticipate the standard formats mentioned below will remain (though they may be tweaked to ensure wide participant interaction) but also that the affordances of technology will permit some entirely new formats. Keep an eye on this page for further information.



Paper sessions involve 3 conceptually linked papers which are presented and discussed. Paper sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Three presenters are given 20 minutes presentation time followed by 5 minutes for questions. At the end of all presentations there is a 15-minute open discussion.



Interactive poster sessions offer researchers the chance to present their work in a visual format and offer more opportunities for interaction and discussion. Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Each poster is introduced with a brief oral presentation (max. 3 minutes), after which therewill be time to freely walk from poster to poster. Materials for fixing posters on the walls or poster boards will be provided.


Round Table


Roundtable sessions offer the opportunity to discuss outcomes as well as the design of research projects or research in progress. Each round table session will consist of up to 3 conceptually linked projects.Each presenter has five minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions. Twenty-five minutes are intended for discussion.


Please keep the following important dates and deadlines in mind:

  • 1 September 2020
    Submissions open
  • 12 January 2021
    Submission deadline
  • 16 March 2021
    Review deadline (first round)
  • 31 March 2021
    Review results (first round)
  • 1 April 2021
    Submission deadline (second round)
  • 4 May 2021
    Early Bird Registration Deadline / Review results (second round)
  • 15 May 2021
    Presenter registration deadline
  • August 2021
    EARLI and JURE 2021


JURE 2021 Co-chairs
Rimma Nyman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Hoda Ashjari, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

JURE 2021 International Organising Committee
Andria Agesilaou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Anne-Mette Bjøru, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Panagiota Christodoulou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Prajakt Pande, Roskilde University, Denmark
Valentina Reitenbach, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Roosa Yli-Pietilä, Tampere University, Finland