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50th EUCEN Conference

Program EUCEN conference 6-8 June 2018

Programme last updated 1 June

Wednesday 6 June

13.00Registration, the Student Centre foyer
14.00

Parallell pre-conference meetings, the Student Centre, seminar rooms A-E

  • Speed dating icebreaker: Getting to know each other better
    Hosted by Françoise de Viron, Josephine Finn and Edith Kröber, eucen
     
  • Workshop on Quality and Distance learning: Bring your experiences and needs on the topic of quality of distance learning
    Hosted by Ahidoba de Franchi, Special Interest Group of EDUHUB, Switzerland 
     
  • National networks meeting (by invitations only)
15.00Welcome coffee, the University Aula
15.30Official opening, the University Aula
“Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury” by Benjamin Britten, performed by trumpets from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Martin Winter, Jon Behncke and Allan Withington

Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen
Françoise de Viron, President, eucen

Host: Christen Soleim, Deputy Director General, Divison of Student Affairs
16.30University Lifelong Learning in Norway - an overview
Gina Lund, Director General, Skills Norway
17.00Impact of a changing society on LLL
Julie Anderson, Policy Officer in the European Commission`s higher education policy team, DG Education and Culture
17.30Closing of the day
18.00Closing performance, Bergen International Festival, Grieghallen concert hall
 Reception hosted by Bergen Municipality, Grieghallen foyer

  

Thursday 7 June

08.30Registration, the Student Centre foyer
09.00Conference starts, the University Aula 
“Solveigs song” and “Ved Rondane”, by Edvard Grieg, performed by Lydia Hoen Tjore, vocal, and Tor Erik Seime Petersen, piano

Introduction to conference themes and keynotes
Oddrun Samdal, Vice-Rector for Education, University of Bergen
    09.15

    Opening keynotes

    • Personal Transitions: Assoc. prof. Natália Alves
      Instituto de Educação, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (PT)
       
    • Professional Transitions: Prof. Frédéric Nils
      Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’Education, Université catholique de Louvain (BE)
       
    • Digital Transitions: Jan Svärdhagen
      Founder of Dalarna University's Next Generation Learning Center, now independent consultant in the field of IT and education (SE)
    10.30Coffee break
    11.00

    Panel: ULLL as a vehicle to overcome personal, professional and digital transitions
    Moderator: Oddrun Samdal, Vice-Rector for Education, University of Bergen

    • Julie Anderson, Policy Officer in the European Commission`s higher education policy team, DG Education and Culture
    • Assoc. prof. Natália Alves, Instituto de Educação, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (PT)
    • Prof. Frédéric Nils, Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’Education, Université catholique de Louvain (BE)
    • Jan Svärdhagen, independent consultant in the field of IT and education (SE)
    • Josephine Finn, Scientific Committee of the conference (IE)
    12.15Lunch, at the Student Centre. Afternoon programme also in the Student Centre, seminar rooms A-E
    13.00Parallel session A
    • Topic 1 Professional transitions
    • Topic 2 Personal transitions
    • Topic 3 Digital transitions
    14.30Coffee break
    15.00Parallel session B
    • Topic 1 Professional transitions
    • Topic 2 Personal transitions
    • Topic 3 Digital transitions
    16.30Closing of the day - walk to the harbour
    17.30Fjord Cruise with Statsraad Lehmkuhl

     

    Friday 8 June

    09.00Workshop: The next 50 years of ULLL, the University Aula
    Hosts: Josephine Finn, Edith Kröber, Toril Eikaas Eide, Scientific Committee of the conference
    10.00Poster session
    Host: Josephine Finn, Scientific Committe of the conference
    11.00Presentation forthcoming events:
    • 2018 eucen Autumn seminar: Edith Kröber
    • 2019 eucen conference Aveiro, Portugal: Lucília dos Santos
    11.15Closing of the conference
    Ann Margret Hauknes, Head of Office for Continuing Education, University of Bergen
    11.30Coffee break
    12.00General assembly (open to eucen members only)
    14.30Guided walks (for those who have pre-booked)