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Conferences and Seminars

The following conferences are organised and hosted by institutions which are members of the Association:

  • First of all there is the Annual Conference, which takes place at the end of August. This five-days conference is a meeting place and platform for teacher educators and researchers from all over the world.
    The Annual Conference combines inspiring keynotes, a wide variety of papers on research and practice of teacher education, and active working sessions organised by the Research and Development Communities (RDCs) in a friendly, informal and lively atmosphere.
  • The Winter  Conference has been decided by the ATEE Administrative Council for the purpose of discussing and deepening the issues studied by the working groups of the Association (RDCs).  Year in, year out the RDCs may widen their research by means of specific conferences open to European and Non-European experts. 
  • The Universities in the Baltic States organize each year a Spring Conference. This two-day conference creates a lifely platform for exchanging research and practice and attracts mainly teacher educators from the Northern part of Europe.

To download the conference guidelines, click here.

To download the procedure for the conference proceedings, click here.

2017 ATEE Annual Conference - Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching

23 October 2017

Dubrovnik (Croatia)
23-25 October 2017

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Overview of old Conferences and Seminars

2016 ATEE Annual Conference - Educating the Best Teachers: a Challenge for Teacher Education

22 August 2016

FONTYS, University of Applied Sciences
Rachelsmolen 1 – Building R3
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
22-24 August 2016
The 41st Annual ATEE Conference focuses on the important task of teacher education to educate the best teachers, teachers who are able to stimulate the cognitive and personal development of pupils, teachers who are innovative and able to develop themselves continuously.
The conference theme will be dealt with in three subthemes:

1. Innovation

Teacher educators should be innovative professionals using or conducting research in order to continuously improve education. How can teacher (educator) research support the innovation of (teacher) education?

2. Professional roles of teacher educators

Teacher educators fulfil a lot of different roles. Do teacher educators recognise these roles and how do they value them?

3. School-based teacher education

Learning during the practicum is often left to chance and a conceptual framework for this type of learning is missing. What kind of educational arrangements help to widen and deepen learning at the workplace?

The response to the call for submissions has been great: over 200 proposals have been submitted. Teacher educators will present 175 presentations, posters, workshops and round table discussions.

Please note that the on line registration will close on 7 August 2016.  On site registration is possible with payment of an extra fee (25 EUR).


For the conference programme, please follow this link


ATEE Conference 2016
Leids Congres Bureau
PO Box 16065
2301 GB Leiden

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2016 ATEE Spring Conference - Education for Healthy Society

26 May 2016

 University of Klaipeda

Herkaus Manto 84
Klaipeda, Lithuania
26-28 May 2016


The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap and promote research esteem. The Conference is to focus on Health Education. Teacher education and Teachers  awareness of Health as a key factor for learning and achievement in education will be dealt within four subthemes:

  • Health education: from school to society;
  • Training teachers for health education;
  • Youth health;
  • Public health and healthy living.
For further information, please visit the conference website:

Scientific articles prepared on the basis of the conference presentations and complying to the set requirements will be published in Klaipeda University scientific periodical journal ATEE Spring University “Changing Education in a Changing Society” ISSN 1822-2196
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2015 ATEE Annual Conference - Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities

24 August 2015


University of Glasgow
 Gilmorehill Campus 
24-26 August 2015

The 40th ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities and it aims to offer opportunities to exchange knowledge and ideas, stimulate discussion and encourage further joint activities and research in the following issues related to the conference theme:

- Teacher Education through collaborative partnerships

- Multiple and interconnected contexts for Teacher Education

- Collaborative learning communities

- Teachers' diverse professional learning needs and the implications for teacher educators

- Blended approaches to professional training

- Mentor support and challenge for teachers' professional learning

- Teaching for diversity and creativity

- Leadership for transformational change

- Teacher education identities

- Teacher evaluation and teaching standards

For more information, please visit the conference website:



  • Early registration opens on 1 February 2015 and closes on 30 June 2015
  • Late registration from 1 July 2015 to 7 August 2015




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2015 ATEE Spring Conference - Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching

08 May 2015

University of Latvia
Raiņa bulv 19 (Main building of University), Riga
8-10 May 2015

Education in the 21st Century is being addressed in the context of life-long learning and improvements in teachers’ non-stop professional development. New paradigms, approaches, technologies and many other novelties are introduced to make teacher education more and more targeted and effective for the benefit of their learners.
More than a decade has passed of the new Century and even the Millennium. The ATEE Spring Conferences now address a 20 years’ period of this happening, dissemination of innovations and better experiences in teacher education. These are sufficient periods to stop for a while, reflect on the achievements and evaluate added values of the experiences in reaching a better quality of teacher education.

Important dates:

15 April 2015 - submission of abstracts

30 April 2015 - notification of acceptance/rejection decision by email

Proposals should be sent  to Prof. Linda Daniela by email to the following address:

For more information please visit the conference website:


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2014 ATEE Annual Conference - Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities

25 August 2014

University of Minho
Braga, Portugal
25-27 August 2014

The 2014 ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities and it aims at fostering a deep discussion of the following issues related to the conference theme:

•Developing student teachers professional identities
•Educating teachers for professional transitions
•Educating teachers for the 21st century teaching challenges
•Educational implications of the ‘Education and Training 2020’ strategic framework
•In-service teacher education and professional development
•Teacher identities through the life-course
•Teachers coping with professional transitions
•Transitions in initial teacher education

The conference proceedings can be downloaded here:


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2014 ATEE Spring Conference - Innovation and Challenges in Education

07 May 2014

Klaipeda University 
7-9 May 2014

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of education. The conference is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. It promotes collaborative excellence between both academics and professionals involved in education.

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Julija Melnikova
Klaipeda University - Center for Research on Human Well-being
S. Neries str. 5
LT – 92227 Klaipeda


Phone: +37 046398616

For more information, please visit

Closing date for submission of papers is 30 March 2014. 

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2014 ATEE Winter Conference - Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education

15 April 2014

Eötvös Loránd University 
Budapest, Hungary
15-17 April 2014

The VI ATEE Winter Conference will be organised by the RDC Education for Social Justice, Equity and Diversity, the Faculty of Education and Psychology at ELTE University and the Hungarian Pedagogical Association.

The theme of this conference is Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education

The conference welcomes any kind of theoretical or empirical research papers related to the conference theme from different disciplines, approaches and research traditions. Participatory, collaborative or practitioner research studies are particularly welcome, as well as policy analysis.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 20 February 2014.

For further information, please visit the conference website or contact the organisers by email:


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2013 ATEE Annual Conference - Educating for the Future

22 August 2013

Østfold University College
Halden, Norway 
22-25 August 2013

The title can include many perspectives as education is an investment in the future.

We therefore have to ask what future, or more precisely, what do we expect for the future? What do we want the future to be?

To answer those questions we have concentrated on three main tasks:
1. What do we think are the most severe challenges facing humans and humankind and what consequences should it have for teaching and teacher education?
2. What can we expect of technological development and what effects will it have on the role of teachers and students and of how we organize education in the future?
3. How do we educate teachers to meet a rapidly changing world? How to educate for the unexpected? 

For further information please visit the conference website:


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2013 Spring Conference - Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching

10 May 2013

University of Latvia, Riga
Raiņa bulv. 19
10-12 May 2013

The overarching theme of the Spring conferences in Riga remains as it has been for several years “Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality education for quality teaching”.  Each year the organisers ask the participants to consider more narrow problems related to teacher education and leave space for any innovative idea and its implementation.

Over the past two decades and even longer, the countries have been trying to build standards–based accountability as means of foundation for a higher–achieving education system.  The Organising and Academic committees of the Spring Conference 2013 will highly appreciate the participants’ attempts to consider the quality of tertiary teacher education and teaching/learning in schools affected by constant changes.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 February 2013.

For more information please visit or contact Ms. Sanita Baranova.  


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2013 ATEE Winter Conference - Learning & Teaching with Media & Technology

07 March 2013

University of Genoa
Genoa, Italy
7-9 March 2013

The conference is supported by the Research and Development Community of the ATEE “Teacher Education and Information Technology”; the Department of Education at the University of Genoa, and SIREM (Italian Society for Research on Education and Media).

The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars, educators, researchers and policy makers who are interested in investigating the media and technology challenges to build and create a meaningful learning environment. 

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2012 ATEE Annual Conference - Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education

25 August 2012

Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey
25-29 August 2012 

The XXXVII ATEE Annual Conference "Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education" will be hosted by Anadolu University from 25 to 29 August 2012.

The conference will enable interaction, dialogue, knowledge exchange and creation in relation to the topics set out above through keynote addresses, parallel sessions where papers will be presented and discussed. Fifteen Research and Development Centre (RDCs) meetings will also take place during the conference where all participants have opportunities to discuss different areas of teacher education in more depth and propose and develop projects of mutual interest. 

For further information:

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2012 ATEE Spring Conference - Twenty Years for Sustainable Development: Learning from Each Other

03 May 2012

Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
Vilnius, Lithuania
3-5 May 2012

Looking forward to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20 to be organised in 2012, we invite you to take part in the 2012 ATEE Spring University Conference "Twenty years for sustainable development: learning from each other“. 

The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) seeks to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all levels of education and learning.

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2012 ATEE Winter Conference - Professional development of teacher educators: Bringing together policy, practice and research

02 April 2012

University of Coimbra, Portugal 
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Building 1
2-4 April 2012 

This conference is the first-ever to focus on teacher educators.  It is the result of a collaboration between the Research and Development Community of the ATEE “Professional Development of Teacher Educators”, the Mofet Institute in Tel Aviv and the University of Coimbra.

During the conference, a variety of activities will take place to ensure both the exchange of academic research as well as reflection on policy and practice, such as expert keynote presentations, paper presentations of research, and sessions which share the experience of teacher educators. In addition, staff members from the Mofet Institute will give workshops about their work with teacher educators.

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ATEE Annual Conference 2011 Riga: Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional

24 August 2011

36th Annual Conference
of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe
Riga, 24th – 28th August, 2011.
Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional

From 24th to 28th August 2011 the 36th Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe will be held in Riga, Latvia. The conference will be hosted by the University of Latvia. Under the conference title Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional the conference programme focuses on teachers’ pre-diploma studies and post-diploma professional development until they reach the quality of an experienced professional in the context of lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

To download the conference proceedings, click here .

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ATEE Spring Conference 2011

05 May 2011

ATEE Spring University 2011

The 2011 ATEE Spring conference was hosted by the Vilnius Pedagogical University, Vilnius, Lithuania, from 5 to 7 May, 2011

This years Spring conference is connected to the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (2009). The aim of the conference is to analyse and discuss existing educational policies as well as current practice from the point of view of stimulating openness to change, creativity and problem-solving as competences conducive to innovation.


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ATEE Winter Conference 2011 "Multi-dimensional Aspects of Leadership for Learning"

25 February 2011

From 25 to 27 February 2011 the ATEE Research and Development Centre on Educational Leadership and Management organized the third Winter Conference.  The theme of the conference has been Multi-dimensional Aspects of Leadership for Learning.

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ATEE Annual Conference 2010

26 August 2010

From 26 to 30 August 2010 the 35th Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe was held in Budapest, Hungary. This conference was hosted by the Association of Hungarian Teacher Educators in co-operation with the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the Eszterházy Károly College of Eger. 
Under the conference title ‘Responsibility, Challenge and Support in Teachers’ Life-long Professional Development’ the conference programme focused on the lifelong learning and continuous professional development of teachers and the role of pre-service and in-service teacher education.  

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ATEE Spring University 2010

07 May 2010

The ATEE SPRING UNIVERSITY 2010 will be held from 7 to 8 May 2010 in Riga, Latvia.

Theme of the conference is 

Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching

The conference will be hosted by the University of Latvia.

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ATEE Winter Conference 2010: Early Years, Primary Education and ICT

26 February 2010

From 26 to 28 February 2010 the Charles University hosted the second ATEE Winter conference.

The conference focusses on the theme of Early Years and Primary Education and ICT.

First class learning, first class teaching, first class teacher education:
the primacy of Early Years, Primary Education and ICT for the future of Europe

This Winter conference is a joined effort of the RDC Primary and Early Years Teacher Education and the RDC ICT in Teacher Education.

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2009 ATEE Annual Conference

29 August 2009

logo_uni_illesbalears.jpg34th Annual Conference of the
Association for Teacher Education in Europe

Knowledge Creativity in Teacher Education
Education for Knowledge Creation

From August 29th to September 2nd, 2009, the 34th ATEE took place in Palma de Mallorca.

The conference brought together more than 400 teacher educators from more than 40 countries within and outside Europe.



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ATEE Spring Conference 2009

07 May 2009

In 2009 The Spring University returns to Klaipeda!
The conference is designed to discuss the aspects of teachers training in the context of European dimensions and the influence on EU development in designing teachers’ education network and stimulating implementation of innovations in Lithuanian educational institutions.

Themes of the conference:

  • Education Policy: Changes and Perspectives
  • Professional Development of Teachers
  • School Community and Its Life Organization
  • Education for Sustainable Development and Teacher Training
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ATEE Winter Conference 2009: In-service Learning throughout the Stages of Teachers' Careers

06 February 2009

From 6 to 8 February 2009 ATEE's first Winter Conference was held at Lake Garda in Italy.
Theme of the conference was
In-service Learning throughout the Stages of Teachers' Careers.
The ATEE Winter University has the purpose of discussing and deepening the issues studied by the Research and Development Centres (RDC) of the Association. Year in, year out the RDCs may widen their research by means of specific conferences open to European and Non-European experts.
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33th Annual ATEE Conference 2008 Brussel

23 August 2008

From 23 to 27 August the Free University of Brussels hosted the 33th ATEE Annual Conference.

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Spring University 2008

02 May 2008

On 2 and 3 May 2008 the University of Latvia hosted the ATEE Spring Conference 2008.

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32nd Annual ATEE conference 2007 Telfort

25 August 2007

From 25 to 29 August 2007 the University of Wolverhampton hosted the 32nd annual ATEE conference in Telfort, UK.

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31st Annual ATEE conference 2006 - Portoroz

21 October 2006

From 21 to 25 October, the Slovenian National School for Leadership in Education and the Faculty of Education of the Universituy of Ljubljana hosted the 31st annual ATEE conference in Portoroz, Slovenia.

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30th Annual ATEE conference 2005 - Amsterdam

21 October 2006

From 22 to 26 October 2005 the Amsterdam Institute of Education and the University of Amsterdam hosted the 30th annual ATEE conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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ATEE Annual Conferences

08 August 2005

List of the ATEE Annual Conferences from 1976 to 2004.

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