Global Lifelong Learning Week

The 2024 Global Lifelong Learning Week is scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 31st of May 2024 at University College Cork, Ireland.

This week-long global event will host the ASEM LLL Hub Conference on Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th, followed by the 54th annual eucen (European University Continuing Education Network) Conference from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st.

This week will be an exciting opportunity for researchers, policymakers, educators and stakeholders from Asia, Europe and beyond to gather, network, share insights and discuss opportunities for collaboration.






Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at University College Cork is the proud host of the Global Lifelong Learning Week 2024. There are two conferences during the week including the ASEM LLL Hub Conference and the eucen Conference. The theme for this year’s eucen Conference is: “University Lifelong Learning: Leading Positive Change in Challenging Times”.

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About ASEM LLL Hub

Conference takes place Monday 27th—Wednesday 29th May 2024

The ASEM LLL Hub offers Europe and Asia an unparalleled mechanism for engaging in high-level, policy-oriented research on common futures. It provides opportunity for Europe and Asia to work together to innovate, to achieve excellence in comparative lifelong learning and to contribute to evidence-based educational reform.

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About eucen

Conference takes place Wednesday 29th— Friday 31st May 2024

eucen is the largest multidisciplinary European association of university lifelong learning (ULLL) and university continuing education, with over 32 years of experience and wide expertise in the field. eucen‘s main aims are to contribute to the development and improvement of ULLL in universities and to promote and advance ULLL at the European policy level. 

Full Global Lifelong Learning Week 2024 Programme


Tickets for the ASEM LLL Hub Conference are free.

ASEM Members and UCC Staff should complete THIS form to access preferential rates for the eucen Conference or register for the ASEM Conference.

eucen members and all other prospective attendees should register for eucen Conference directly. You will be able to RSVP for the ASEM Conference during your registration. Tickets are now available to book online HERE.

Accommodation is not included in the ticket price, however, special accommodation rates for attendees are on the travel page HERE.

Tickets & Fees

eucen Member

eucen members can avail of a special rate of €450.

Those purchasing eucen tickets can also avail of a complimentary ticket for the ASEM LLL Hub Conference when registering.


Non-eucen Member

Non-eucen members can avail of a special  rate of €500.

Those purchasing eucen tickets can also avail of a complimentary ticket for the ASEM LLL Hub Conference when registering.


ASEM LLL Hub Members | UCC Staff

The ASEM LLL Hub Conference is free to attend and ASEM LLL Hub members/UCC staff can also avail of preferential rates for the eucen Conference. To register for either Conference, please complete the form at the link below and we will provide you with registration links, preferential rates and an invitation letter if necessary.


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Assoc Prof Yeo Li Pheow
Executive Director at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore

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Dr Robert J Hansen
Chief Executive Officer of UPCEA

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Melanie Redman
Co-founder, President & CEO of A Way Home Canada

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Dr Steve Frye
Professor/Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Technological University

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Call for Abstracts (eucen)

eucen is now accepting submissions for papers, workshops, roundtables and posters for the 2024 Conference in UCC. For guidelines, themes and submissions please click the button below.

Call for Posters (ASEM)

ASEM LLL Hub is inviting submissions for a Poster Session on the theme of ‘ASEM Lifelong Learning in Practice’, which will be part of the ASEM Global LLL Week. CLOSING DATE: March 31st

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Travel & Accommodation

For information on where to stay, how to get here and more about Cork city and University College Cork, please click below.