Education and learning of the individual in the family and community throughout life;

Local projects for older people;

Public policies on older adult education;

Older adult education: perspectives and trends;

Community development: intervention, networking and mobilisation of local actors;

Methodological approaches in knowledge production;

Educational experiences in informal, non-formal and formal settings. 

Call for abstracts and papers submissions

Proposals are invited for papers.

Abstracts should have between 150 and 350 words, and between 3 and 5 key-words.

Please submit abstracts in two separate files: one including the paper title, the name of author/s, affiliation, address, e-mail of each author, and indicate which of the named authors will be presenting the paper; and the second one including the paper title and abstract.

Please submit your abstract by email to by 20th June 2022. Acceptance of papers will be confirmed by 20th July 2022.

If accepted for presentation, the final versions of papers must be submitted by 15th October 2022, also via email ( Full papers should have no more than 6,000 words, including references, using Times New Roman, 12 and the APA (American Psychological Association) reference system, 7th edition.

Abstract and full paper must be submitted in English. Presentations will also be in English.

Information for contributors

A paper is proposed and submitted in the form of an abstract by one person but other people can be named as co-authors in the abstract proposal.

For each participant, a maximum of two such proposals may be submitted in which the person is named as an author or co-author.

The author or one of the named co-authors is responsible for presenting the paper.

All those authors attending must register for the ELOA 2022 Conference.

Accepted abstracts will be downloadable in PDF-format on the Conference website.

Important Dates

  • 8th July 2022 -Submission of abstracts

  • 20th July 2022 - Notification of acceptance abstracts
  • 15th September 2022 - Registration and payment
  • 15th October 2022 - Submission of final papers
  • 3rd – 5th November 2022 - Conference (Bragança, Portugal)