Call for contributions: The Social Dimension in European Higher Education

confeence socialdimensionThe conference The Social Dimension in European Higher Education” will be held in Vienna (Austria), on February 25-27, 2015.

The conference aims at creating a discursive forum for peer learning in the field of the social dimension, fostering interchange between 3 spheres involved with this, including researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The organisers expect 500 participants from various countries within the Bologna area for exchange of practices.

Contributions can either be in the form of research (scientific papers), action (specific measures to foster the social dimension), and policy (papers on national action plans and strategies for the social dimension). The organisers encourage presentations of measures and activities you undertake to improve the social situation of students, to create mutual learning based on various experiences and knowledge.

EUROSTUDENT and PL4SD as two of the main data providers on the socio-economic situation of students, will present their most recent results. EUROSTUDENT will publish the Synopsis of indicators, comprising results from the fifth round of the project with comparisons of student data from 30 EHEA countries. PL4SD will present the enhanced database of measures ( as well as results from 3 PL4SD Country Reviews about how the social dimension in higher education is dealt with in Lithuania, Armenia and Croatia.

More information at the conference website at

Deadline for abstracts – 1st of October 

More information on the themes and submission can be downloaded in this call for papers (pdf).