EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Call for contributions – First Announcement


EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Call for Contributions

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016


Conference Vision

Our current age has been framed by the concept of the ‘information age’. Many long-standing societal, business and institutional systems have either lost their relevance or have transformed beyond recognition. Education does not stand untouched, frequently operating in unstable economic and policy environments.

We look afresh and identify new models, approaches for education (OER, MOOCs, PLE’s, Learning Analytics). For learners this has also been a great leap – the networked learner is sharing voluntarily and for free, spontaneously with billions of people.

In the new learning environments the core players and stakeholders – learners, educators, government bodies, educational and learning institutions – increasingly acknowledge the chance for constructive and positive changes. Perhaps there are new business models, new policies, different ways to understand technological influences, the networked society – the learning environment, in its widest sense.


We are proud, being a continuously strengthening and developing European association in the field of open, distance and e-learning, learning modernization and innovation, having reached our 25th Anniversary in 2016.

The historical perspective from the start has been conceived as a dialogue between the experience and the imagination. Some celebration is allowed, but what EDEN would like to use special occasion is combining past and future in synchron with the concept of the anniversary conference, to find out what has been important, worth of acknowledging as mainstream and sustainable – created by our academic and professional community.

Call for Contributions

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformationsbased on systematic knowledge. The responsibility of the scholarly community includes widening the concept of learning and its role in society and exploiting transformative knowledge to drive social change.

Join the Community in the exciting city of Budapest to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN16!

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to the Conference Themes are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy.

The Conference Committee will double peer review all submissions. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings and their summary in the Book of Abstracts.

Young Scholars Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered againat the 2016 Annual Conference. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. For application process see the guidelines.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 February 2016

Synergy Submission: 29 February 2016

Registration Open: mid-February 2016

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

Conference Venue – Budapest

The conference venue is the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, that is for the first time listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ensuring inspiring atmosphere for the networking of conference delegates.

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fountain Hotel Gellert

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat


  1. Srecko

    3 November 2015

    I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Assistant of mayor in municipality Grude. Wish know more about art in long life learning and apply new knowledge here.

  2. Cinzia

    6 November 2015


    the ARTES community of practices is a selection of EU funded projects that use different art forms, so you can find here inspirations to replicate or create new learning paths and also pratictiones to share ideas and practices.

    If you can add some more information/details about the ” new knowledge” you mention in your message I will be happy to suggest the participation to some ARTES groups where you could find people with your same interests.

    Until soon

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