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. 


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 fields.


"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.    



For the online conference, we welcome the following submission types. 
Consult the JURE submission guidelines for further information.



Paper sessions involve 3 conceptually linked papers which are presented and discussed. Paper sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Three presenters are given 10 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 60 minutes. Each poster is introduced with a brief oral presentation (max. 3 minutes), after which there will be time to discuss each poster in greater depth.


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 is scheduled for 60 minutes and will consist of up to three conceptually linked roundtable submissions. Each presenter has five minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions. Thirty minutes are intended for discussion.


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 11th of May 2021.

                            EARLI Members
(in 2021)
(in 2021)
EARLI 2021 € 175 € 225
JURE 2021 € 20 € 40
EARLI + JURE 2021 € 195 € 265


Please keep the following important dates and deadlines in mind:

  • 1 September 2020
    Submissions open
  • 12 January 2021
    Submission deadline
  • 23 February 2021
    JURE Career Day
  • 16 March 2021
    Review deadline (first round)
  • 31 March 2021
    Review results (first round)
  • 27 April 2021
    Submission deadline (second round)
  • 11 May 2021
    Presenter registration deadline
  • 20 May 2021
    Review deadline (second round)
  • 18 - 20 August 2021
    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