50th EUCEN Conference
Thursday 7 June

Parallel sessions

Parallel sessions will be held Thursday 7 June at the Student Centre, close to the University Aula.

Parallel session A + B will be held in seminar rooms A-E at the Student Centre. 

Topic 1: Professional transitions 

Under this category we wish to explore the implications for university lifelong learning on professional transitions as people enter or return to the workforce, change or progress in their careers, or leave work due to unemployment, retirement, or personal choice.

Moderator: Prof. Frédéric Nils
Administrator: Carme Royo, Executive Director, eucen

Topic 2: Personal transitions

Under this category we want to explore transitions at the personal level. 

Moderator: Ass. professor Natália Alves
Administrator: Francesca Uras, eucen

Topic 3: Digital transitions

Under this category we want to explore how digitalisation is changing how we engage with knowledge, teaching, and learning, and to examine and critique this new learning environment. We also want to explore the possibilities and challenges of using digital media. 

Moderator: Torhild Slåtto, CEO, Flexibel Education Norway
Administrator: Ann Margret Hauknes, Head of Office for Continuing Education, University of Bergen

Parallell session A: 13.00 - 14.30

Topic 1: Professional transitions 

TimoHalttunenUniversity of Turku (FI)Co-worker exchange among medical faculty for novel university learning and teaching
AttilaPausitsDanube University Krems (AT)Bridging the Gap: University lifelong learning and refugees’ educational transitions
CarmeRoyoeucenThe challenges of migrants - helping newcomers demonstrate their knowledge and skills


Topic 2: Personal transitions

Romana E.CramarencoBabes Bolyai University,
Cluj Napoca (RO)

The university in the community – lifelong learning initiatives at Babes Bolyai University, Romania

DerekBarterMaynooth University (IE)The COMMUNIVERSITY
RobertaPiazzaUniversity of Catania (IT)Learning to become a community: Mafia Landscapes Lab


Topic 3: Digital transitions

AnnaKaikkonenUniversity of Jyväskylä, Open University (FI)How to strengthen students’ commitment to web-based learning – observations and good practices
CathrineTømteNIFU Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NO)Online or offline - does it matter? A study on teachers’ perceptions on study formats and quality when participating in continuing education programs
(in Mathematics)
Aleksandar ZafirovMunich University of Applied Sciences/Center for Innovation in Teaching and Higher Education (DE)Engaging students learning with videos (in further education programs) more actively


Coffee break until 15.00


Parallel session B: 15.00 - 16.30

Topic 1: Professional transitions 

MarjaanaMäkeläHaaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (FI)Process development for enhanced demonstration of competences: designing Recognition of Prior Learning as a mutual interest of stakeholders at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
MauroPalumboUniversity of Genoa (IT)Adult counselling for and in life transitions at University
Hedvig SkonhoftJohannesenOsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University (NO)Combining lifelong learning and social enterprise in integrated university–professional learning


Topic 2: Personal transitions

EvaCendonFern Universität in Hagen (DE)From travelling between different worlds to personal development. The perspective of students
SandrineCortessisSwiss Federal Institute for vocational education
and training (SFIVET) (CH)
Non-profit organizations as an alternative place to school for skills development: the case of young volunteers
SaskiaWeber GuisanSwiss Federal Institute for vocational education and training (SFIVET) (CH)Personal agency development through volunteering


Topic 3: Digital transitions

TinaGruber MueckeIMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (AT)Digital transitions in Continuing Entrepreneurship Education: Results from a Student Ambassador Learning Model
TarjaLadonlahtiUniversity of Jyväskylä (FI)Digitalization in higher education institutions –  how to enhance accessibility of higher education studies instead of  building up new barriers