09-11 MAY 2012
Graz / Austria

43rd eucen Conference | Universities’ Engagement in and with Society. The ULLL contribution.
The 43th eucen Conference took place at the University of Graz (AT) in November 2012 and was jointly organised by the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Graz and the European University Continuing Education Network (eucen).

eucen's 43rd European Conference offered an open and stimulating forum for practitioners, policy makers and researchers looking at the contribution that University Lifelong Learning is making to promote and accompany innovative processes in regional business and industry, in NGOs, and in the public sector. The conference also looked at the contribution ULLL is making to Civil Society in a more general sense, providing learning opportunities for individuals and groups for active citizenship and community development, aiming at a democratic development in our societies. Developing ULLL successfully means that more and more "new faces" are knocking at the doors of Higher Education – learners who were usually not considering Higher Education but pursuing other educational and professional paths. As institutions we need to look at how welcoming we really are – marketing is not enough. What do we do with these "new learners"? How can we support them efficiently and effectively?

Within the broad theme of "Universities’ Engagement in and with Society. The ULLL contribution", the conference addressed the following topics:

-TOPIC 1: Innovation in regional business and industry, NGOs and the public sector – the role of ULLL
-TOPIC 2: Community-based education and learning as part of ULLL
-TOPIC 3: An ageing Europe and the role of ULLL 
-TOPIC 4: Supporting the individual learner in ULLL

For full details, please visit the official conference website.