The 2023 eucen Autumn Seminar accepts abstracts until 22 September 2023. Abstracts must be submitted using the online form. You can download the full Call for Contributions here.

The current Call for Contributions has been launched in cooperation with the SMILE Final Symposium. The project is offering three SMILE Diversity Awards to the best initiatives submitted. Authors shortlisted to receive an award are encouraged to attend the SMILE Final Symposium.

Selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper that will be considered for the forthcoming edition of the European Journal of University Lifelong Learning – EJULL. Interested authors interested to proceed need to submit their manuscripts within the deadlines and following the House Style of the journal. For more details on the expected content, return to the home page of this website or read the Call for Contributions.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 22 September 2023
  • Feedback from the Scientific Committee to authors: 16 October 2023
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: 12 December 2023 (send your papers to
  • Feedback on full papers by reviewers: 31 January 2024
  • Deadline for authors to submit reviewed papers: 23 February 2024
  • Publication date: 31 May 2024

All you want to know about the publication of full papers

The European Journal of University Lifelong Learning (EJULL)’s diverse readership includes researchers, practitioners and policymakers and we invite submissions that seek to engage specifically with one or more of those groups of readers. 

We are happy to accept three kinds of papers: 

  1. Research papers drawing on theoretical debates or empirical research, contextualized within current national and international policy debate, which develop the theoretical base of the field or report on significant research done;   
    Length: max. 3000-5000 words  
  2. Innovative Practice/Short papers including critical evaluations to share and discuss specific projects or practical approaches that either are in progress or have been completed;  
    Length: max. 2000-3000 words  
  3. Discussion papers presenting informed opinion and reflection on current research and policy developments on university lifelong learning.  
    Length: max. 1000-2000 words   

All research papers undergo a double-blind review. Innovative practice/short papers and discussion papers are reviewed by one of the editorial board members.

In case there are not enough accepted manuscripts to publish a journals, the papers will be kept by eucen and added to the next possible edition of the EJULL journal.

We look forward to receiving your manuscripts!