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Submissions are open now. To submit click here. Submission deadline EXTENDED: May 21, 2019 midnight CEST

Submission guidelines can be found here.

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The following submission types (with more detailed guidelines) will be available: 




Present and Discuss Sessions allow presenters to present their research and findings in an in-depth manner. These presentations are individually submitted and have already data and results to present. Two presentations are scheduled together on similarities in topic, methodology and/or objectives. Each presenter is given 15 minutes presentation time followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. At the end of all presentations, a 10-minute collective discussion is organised by the chair.

Present & Discuss sessions consist of 2 presentations and are scheduled together in a 60-minute session.

For the Present & Discuss guidelines click here




Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions are directed by a chair, involving three presenters and one discussant. Each presenter will get 15 minutes to present his/her research. After all presentations, the discussant has 15 minutes to present his/her reflections on the preceding presentations and to introduce one or two general statements to the delegates. After these contributions, a general 30 minutes discussion is organised to discuss the theme of the symposium and the related statements in-depth.

Symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes.

For the symposium guidelines click here

Case Study



In this format practitioners are invited to present a case from practice. A research component can be added to this session but this is not a required condition. Instead, the floor is given to practitioners who wish to share their experiences when designing, implementing or evaluating a practice in class / school / college / university / workplace. In this format there is more time for reflection and in-depth discussion about the case via a hand-on approach. Within one session two thematically linked case studies will be presented. Each practitioner is offered 20 minutes to present his/her case followed by 25 minutes that are dedicated to an in-depth discussion with the audience.

A case study session consists of two linked case studies and is scheduled for 90 minutes.

For the case study guidelines click here

Poster Session



A poster communicates the main ideas, objectives, results and conclusions of an ongoing research project. Each presenter will be given 3 minutes to present his/her poster. Afterwards, the delegates have 60 minutes to walk around, ask questions or start an in-depth discussion with the presenters. Finally, a general discussion (10-15 minutes) will take place in which the main ideas, conclusions and directions for future research and practice are discussed.

Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes.

For the poster guidelines click here




Workshops are a highly interactive, collaborative session format that demonstrates the practical outcomes of a research project. They induce learning-by-doing, hands-on experience, and an engagement in in-depth active learning. A formal presentation by the workshop leader as such should remain brief. Creative and/or innovative approaches are encouraged, such as brainstorming, associating, panel discussion, role play, debating, voting on statements, think tank, flipping-the-classroom, systemic approaches, simulations, mystery guest and so on.

Workshops are schedules for 90 minutes.

For the workshop guidelines click here

Round Table



A roundtable session focuses on unfinished or starting projects. In other words, the projects don't have to have actual results. This type of session will not be set-up as a formal presentation but rather as a talk between colleagues. No formal presentation by means of a slideshow presentation is expected. Instead, a 1 A4-handout is advised for the participants of your session that summarises the main ideas and questions central in the discussion. Each presenter will get 5 minutes to outline the main ideas and objectives of the project, as well as to propose 1 or 2 questions that he/she wishes to focus on. This is followed by a 25-minutes discussion per research project.

Two submissions are scheduled together in a timeslot of 60 minutes.

For the roundtable guidelines click here

Thematic Call for Organisational Learning Submissions

The board of EAPRIL believes that by means of thematic tracks, the members and conference participants can gain more from EAPRIL encounters in terms of deeper interaction and in terms of more community building. We also believe that themes can lead to a more engaged EAPRIL community.

And so, as a test, we would like to introduce - on a small scale - a new submission type: thematic carrousel. Therefore, two thematic calls focusing on Organisational Learning were selected. You can find them here:


1.  Meaningful learning in for-profit organisations: practice-based research on onboarding-talent management and offboarding practices.


2. Meaningful Learning in the Public Service Sector.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal for one of our two thematic calls, please send an email to before June 12, 2019 midnight CEST indicating your interest. We will contact you personally afterwards with instructions on how to submit. Please note that the submission deadline is June 14, 2019 midnight CEST.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this new submission type, please let us know via


Call Spotlight symposium: Cloud 3

As every year, EAPRIL is hosting a special session during the 2019 conference to get to know our clouds: the Cloud Spotlight Sessions. Cloud 3 (Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning Environments) is organising a Symposium for its Spotlight session and would like you to submit your Present & Discuss topic to cooperate in their cloud session. This is an opportunity to discuss topics in the frame of a symposium and to contribute towards improving teaching and learning environments and/or collaborative learning and/or lifelong learning. 

All you need to do to reply to this call is to email your abstract by no later than Monday 20 May 2019  to and