JURE 2021


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.    



The 25th JURE Pre-conference will be hosted by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The second-largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2021, its foundation charter having been signed in 1621. Strategically located on the Swedish west coast, on the banks of the Göta river with access to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, the city is known for its historical openness. This was particularly reflected in its first city councils, composed of Dutch, German and Scottish as well as Swedish inhabitants.

With about 47,500 students and 6,400 staff members, the University of Gothenburg is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries. Since its inception in 1891, the university has become synonym for academic excellence and is known for playing an innovative role in today’s society.

Gothenburg was awarded as one of the European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2020 and granted a specific award for its sustainability. As EARLI takes steps to limit the ecological footprint of its conference, sustainability is a shared key concern. Therefore, we invite you to explore alternative means of transportation to Gothenburg!

Apart from its unique history, Gothenburg also plays an important part in EARLI’s history having hosted the 8th Biennial Conference in 1999. Some of you will have fond memories and for newcomers, we hope to create them!


We welcome the following presentation types:



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
  • 29 October 2020
    Submission deadline
  • January 2021
    Registrations open
  • 30 January 2021
    First round review deadline
  • 1 April 2021
    Early Bird registration deadline + Second Round submission deadline
  • May 2021
    Second Round review deadline
  • 22 - 23 August 2021
    25th JURE Pre-Conference


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