20 - 21 August 2023

The 27th JURE 2023 Pre-Conference invites Junior Researchers from around the world to engage in compelling discussions on educational research. JURE 2023 offers early career researchers a first academic conference experience and the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe.


"Education as a Hope in Uncertain Times"

We are living in times when seemingly apparent certainties appear to be challenged by phenomena such as technological advancements, rapid transformations of the labor market, ‘redefinition’ of human communication, migration and population mobility, socioeconomic downturns, political instability, and democratic values under dispute. Education per se is constantly changing, modifying or redefining learning and teaching environments from very early age through the life span.

In addition to all the above challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic that we currently experience has created unprecedented changes in human life and further increased uncertainty on a worldwide scale.

Education was highly disrupted and the learning process massively changed from face-to-face to online. Students, teachers, and parents face several challenges, in coping with these changes and in adapting to these new societal, economic, and educational settings.

Educational researchers are challenged to decode the increased complexity of educational processes at times of global change and uncertainty and to introduce evidence-based practices and reforms to educational policy makers. Evidence-based knowledge can bring some certainty to the uncertainty that educators, students and families currently face. Education research can bring Hope that schools (including all institutions providing education for all age groups) will be able to foster in students the skills to evaluate, critically think and acquire knowledge from various sources. Hope that schools will educate cognitively, metacognitively and motivationally active students, who can choose meaningful learning goals, plan, and monitor their learning behavior, strive towards desired goals attainment, produce novel ideas, provide creative and environment-friendly solutions. Hope that schools will promote socio-emotional competencies such as communication and collaboration skills, intercultural understanding, conflict resolution, intrinsic motivation, emotional understanding and regulation, psychological well-being, and resilience. Hope that educators themselves will be accordingly educated in our changing world so that they will be aware both of the role of societal change in their profession and of their own role in the societal change, be able to broaden their professional identity, to include new roles and responsibilities and be intrinsically motivated to build adaptive learning environments. Hope that schools will become forces for positive changes to the society.


Thessaloniki is the largest academic hub and research center in Greece. Its 150K strong academic community comprises of 3 major public universities, including the largest in SE Europe, 9 international private colleges, 9 world respected science centers, 4 major incubators, the biggest ones in Greece, and a vibrant startup community.

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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is the largest university in Greece and SE Europe founded in 1925 (about 80,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students currently study in AUTh). AUTh is widely recognized as a vibrant center of learning and research which draws its inspiration from a long tradition of academic achievement. It is a comprehensive institution with 41 Faculties and Schools covering all scientific fields, ranging from natural and technological to social and health sciences, arts, and humanities. AUTh has a strong international profile being actively involved in European and international networks.

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University of Macedonia (UoM) comprises 8 Departments (with about 10.000 students) specializing in economic and social sciences. Now in its 7th decade of operation, UoM is developing into an extroverted, innovative, and bold academic institution whose priority is to deliver efficient teaching and research on clear and transparent quality -criteria. It is a well-organized institution, functional and environmentally-friendly, committed to the welfare of its -students, acknowledged by the local and the international community.


Thessaloniki, Greece’s second tier city and capital of the region of Central Macedonia is located on the Thermaic Gulf at the northwestern corner of the Aegean Sea. It is a lively and generous urban center that is both historic and avant-garde.

Named after the sister of Alexander the Great, daughter of Phillip II, back at the beginning of the Hellenistic times, Thessaloniki has always been the epicenter of great development and events, being a principal gateway from the Mediterranean to the Balkans and Central Europe. Throughout its history Thessaloniki has been a melting pot of diverse cultures, religions and traditions and the city’s multi-cultural heritage and profile were shaped by the work and deeds of emperors, saints, apostles, philosophers and thinkers, but also by its local residents, its refugees and immigrants.

Thessaloniki, sometimes covered by the thick mist, sometimes stormed by the heady wind “Vardaris”, yet always defined by its flairs and flavors, is now adays an economic, educational, and cultural center, a focal point for the Balkans and a geographic landmark between the eastern & western civilization, bridging North and South, East and West. Suffused with stories of joy and sorrow of the past, today the city enjoys a vibrant urban life, stimulated by the largest student community in Greece, the offerings of numerous museums and other cultural organisations, and enhanced by the exquisite physical location that through time has enabled openness and inspiration.

EARLI 2023 has two main local host organisations. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece (over 80.000 students) and is internationally recognized as a dynamic center of learning and research. The University has hosted a great number of international conferences and scientific meetings in all thematic areas very successfully. The University of Macedonia is the second university in the city of Thessaloniki specialized in economic and social sciences (over 12.000 students) and organizes various academic initiatives and events throughout the year. Both Universities have contributed Thessaloniki to become a significant academic hub in Southeast Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Black Sea countries.

Thessaloniki’s history, academic status and contemporary identity form the context for a hospitable and exciting EARLI 2023 destination: city-centered conference venues, a walk on the waterfront, the city’s atmosphere and famous gastronomy, and many more...

Visit the interactive map of Thessaloniki to get to know its most famous locations.


Submissions for JURE 2023 have now closed.

We welcome the following submission types:

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Paper sessions consist of three thematically clustered paper presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience. It is important that empirical papers have data and results or they will not be accepted. Theoretical papers, which provide background research, specific evidence, analytical thinking and/or recommendations on specific themes and topics, are also welcome.

Paper sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Four presenters are given 15 minutes presentation time followed by 5 minutes for questions.



Interactive poster sessions involve four to six posters. A short presentation of about 5 minutes for each poster is given to an audience gathered as a group. After the authors’ brief presentation, an in-depth discussion between them and the audience follows. The 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. Eight presenters are each offered a brief presentation slot to introduce the poster (max. 3 minutes), after which there will be time to discuss each poster in greater depth, in smaller groups.



Roundtable sessions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of research issues. This may well involve discussion of work in progress. The presenters elaborate on their emerging data and theory, and invite the participants to contribute to a discussion on potential challenges. Three presenters will explain and discuss their research one after another.

A roundtable session is scheduled for 90 minutes. Each presenter has five minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions. Fifteen minutes are intended for discussion.



The JURE 2023 reviewers help to ensure the scientific quality of the conference. The review process is the most important aspect of organising the JURE conference, as the outcome of this process will determine the quality of the participants' experience. For JURE 2023, each contribution was assessed by both a senior and a junior researcher.

The JURE 2023 International Organising Committee was tasked with determining the final acceptance and rejection thresholds. Consult the review rationale for JURE 2023 below.

Review Rationale

Acceptance Rates



Registration fees

Please note that membership is required to join the EARLI 2023 and/or JURE 2023 conferences. If you are not a member, you will be asked to purchase your membership first before being able to complete your conference registration. The fees mentioned below do not include your membership dues.

The reduced rate applies to JURE members, Longstanding members and EARLI members currently working in low GDP countries (consult the list of qualifying countries). Also included in these rates are SIG Coordinators, EC members, Past Presidents of EARLI and JURE 2023 workshop leaders.

The regular rate applies to full EARLI members who do not meet the requirements for the reduced rate, as described above.

Conference fees include access to all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunches and the opening reception. Fees do not include tickets for the conference dinner or a printed programme book, which can be purchased together with your conference registration.


The EARLI Executive Committee wishes to support conference participation for researchers who may otherwise not have the financial means to attend the conference. The JURE 2023 Elsevier Award is kindly offered by Elsevier in the form of waived registration for the EARLI and JURE 2023 conference.

Applications for the JURE 2023 Elsevier Award are welcomed until the 4th of May 2023 (midnight CEST) and should consist of a filled-out application form supported by a short written statement why attending the JURE and EARLI 2023 conferences would benefit your academic trajectory.

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Julia Morinaj

Julia Morinaj

University of Bern, CH

Well-being in School: How to make well-being an integral part of school life?

Panayiota Metallidou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Critical Thinking as a Lifelong Learning Goal


The JURE Conference is known for its interactive workshops with leading senior researchers, offering in-depth insider knowledge about a number of topics particularly relevant to Junior Researchers.

Please note that pre-registration is required for the workshops by Markus Weber, Julie Vaiopoulou and Stephan Vogel, which can be added to your registration.

At JURE 2023, we are excited to offer the following workshops:

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Prof. Emerita Anastasia Efklides

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Publishing a paper: The author, the reviewer, and the editor

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Prof. Hans Gruber & Prof. Nina Bonderup Dohn

University of Regensburg, DE // University of Southern Denmark, DK

Academic Publishing


Prof. Hellen Skouteris

Monash University, AUS

Educator-child interactions and childhood social and emotional learning: A public health approach

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Prof. Deborah Stipek Mudd

Stanford University, US

Presenting at Conferences: Preparing a Proposal and Preparing and Giving a Presentation

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Dr. Chloé Tolmatcheff

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL

Opening the Black Box of School Interventions: Good Methodological Practices from the Design to the Evaluation


Dr. Julie Vaiopoulou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Latent Class Analysis: Applications to Learning and Instruction Research (pre-registration required)

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Prof. Jo Van Herwegen

University College London, UK

An Introduction to Eye Tracking

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Dr. Stephan Vogel & Dr. Dietsje Jolles

University of Graz, AT // University of Leiden, NL

Gazing at the Learning Brain: a Reflective and Interactive Overview of Neuroscience and Education (pre-registration required)

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Markus Weber

Ruhr University Bochum, DE

An Introduction to Multilevel Analysis with R (pre-registration required)

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Szilvia Zörgö

Semmelweis University, HU

Implementing Open Science Practices in Qualitative Research Methods

Social Events

Behind the scenes, we are working hard to provide you with a real taste of Thessaloniki in the form of exciting social events, visits and tours. These will be planned before, during and even after the conference! Join us for walking tours through the city center or a visit to Mount Olympus (Saturday 19 August) and a proper post-conference camping visit to Halkidiki (Sunday 27 - Monday 28 August). And of course, the JURE 2023 Conference Dinner is a must for all participants to sit back and relax after a long conference day. Tickets are already available for purchase at € 35 and can be ordered with your conference registration.

We recommend you to take this into account when planning your travel to Greece!

Find out more about our social visits below. If you are interested to join these events, kindly fill out our expression of interest form. This will help us to determine whether there is sufficient interest for these visits to take place. Tickets will be made available for purchase after the 15th of March.

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Find out more about our social events below:


The full programme will be published after the Presenter Registration Deadline has expired (11th of May, midnight CEST).

Please note that conference sessions will be planned on both conference days (20 and 21 August), and social events are scheduled for 19, 27 and 28 August. We recommend you to take this into account when planning your travels.

Consult the preliminary programme structure, offering insight on the overall planning of the conference days below. Please note that this is still subject to minor changes.

Preliminary Programme



More information about Thessaloniki as the host city, traveling to the destination, recommended bookings, discounted accommodation options and conference venue information can be found on the local webpage!

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Important dates

  • Submissions Open

  • Submission Deadline

  • Review Deadline

  • Registrations Open

  • Review Results Announced

  • Early Bird Deadline

  • Presenter Registration Deadline

  • JURE 2023

  • EARLI 2023


Evropi Efthymiadou
JURE 2023 Conference Chair
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dimitrios Moustakas
JURE 2023 Conference Chair
University of Macedonia, Greece

Annika Martin
University of Vienna, Austria

Barbara Balaž
Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia

Charleen Brand
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Rui Maio
University of Porto, Portugal

Sofie Van Ostaijen
Ghent University, Belgium

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