54th Annual eucen Conference

Welcome to the website of the 54th eucen Conference. The theme for this conference is “University Lifelong Learning Leading Positive Change in Challenging Times”. The Conference takes place from the 29th to the 31st of May 2024. It will take place as part of Global Lifelong Learning Week in Cork, Ireland from the 27th to the 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. 

Tickets & Fees

eucen Member

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

Non-eucen Member

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

When registering for the eucen Conference, you can also avail of a complimentary ticket for the ASEM LLL Hub Conference, hosted by UCC as part of Global Lifelong Learning Week.

Keynote Speakers

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Anne Burke
Souther Traveller Health Network

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Deborah Oniah
UCC Sanctuary Scholar

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Dr Steve Frye
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

More to be announced soon...

eucen 2024 Schedule

Please note that this is a provisional schedule subject to change. More speakers and panellists will be announced soon. 

1.30pmRegistration and Lunch 

2.30pm – Conference welcome with Prof Paul McSweeney, UCC VP for Learning & Teaching and Lyndsey El Amoud, Deputy Director of ACE at UCC

3pm – Keynote Address by Dr Steven Frye of the American Association For Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

4pm – Networking & Coffee

4.30pm – UCC Campus Tour

6pm – Reception for eucen Members (Closed session – eucen members only) 

9.15am – Keynote Address by Deborah Oniah, Lawyer and UCC Sanctuary Scholar

10amParallel Session 1 

11.30m – Networking & Coffee

12pmParallel Session 2

1.30pm – Lunch 

2.30pm – Keynote Address by Anne Burke of the Southern Traveller Health Network

3.30pm – eucen General Assembly (Closed session – eucen members only)

7pm – Social Activity – Marina Market Experience – Pre-booking required

9.15amParallel Session 3 

10.45am – Networking & Coffee with Cork Learning City Learning Neighbourhoods’ Exhibition and Poster Session

11.30am – Panel Discussion “Working in Partnership: Bringing the University to the Community”

12.30pm – Upcoming eucen Events 

12.45pm – Conference Closing

1pm – Lunch 

2pm – Social Activity – Jameson Distillery Experience or Blarney Castle & Gardens Experience – Pre-booking required

About Global Lifelong Learning Week

Two conferences will take place over the course of the week, including: 

ASEM LLL Hub Conference (27-29 May)
eucen conference (29-31 May)

It is an exciting opportunity for researchers, policymakers, educators and stakeholders from Asia, Europe and beyond to gather, network, share insights and discuss opportunities for collaboration. Over 5 days, attendees can hear from over 50 speakers and network with over 200 attendees. The ASEM LLL Hub Conference is free to attend. 

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Call for Contributions

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.

Travel & Accommodation

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

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