Call for papers

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 13:17

Be a part of the ANGEL Conference 2019.

The Academic Network for Global Education & Learning (ANGEL), sponsored and supported by Global Education Network Europe, will be organising its second international conference on May 9th and 10th, 2019 in London. Registration for attendance will be opened on 31st January 2019. Further information can be found on the event webpage

Global education has never been more important than it is today, with the rise of nationalism and a retreat from support for a sense of global social responsibility. Yet never has there been greater interest amongst education policy-makers and academics in terms such as global citizenship and global competencies. The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016 has also given added impetus to this interest.

The Conference will be aimed at academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world and it is anticipated that papers and presentations will cover all sectors of education, evidence from empirical based research as well as discussion on how to influence policy-makers.

The Conference will include a mixture of keynote presentations, papers and presentations from empirical research, debates on key issues and opportunities for meetings of specialist Journal boards, early career researchers, NGO practitioners and policy-makers. It is also planned that there will be parallel sessions covering school based education, further and higher education and informal learning. We will consider proposals for mini-symposiums, a combination of a maximum of four papers under a common theme.


The conference aims to examine the below key themes.

  • Current challenges for global education
  • Opportunities created by the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Relationship to formal or further and higher education or informal forms of learning
  • Influencing policy-makers and contribution to policy development at a regional, national, European or international level

View and download a printable call for submissions.

Participation & publication

So, participation can take the following forms:

  • Full individual paper presentation (15 minute presentation, inclusive of Q&A)
  • Short individual paper presentation (10 minutes presentation)
  • Panel symposium (a collection of 3-4 papers, plus a Chair)

We plan to publish something based on the conference. Further details will be added here soon.


Your submission should demonstrate a connection or relevance to at least two of the conference themes, as listed above. Abstracts for paper presentations are limited to 300 words.

Submission of details of any of the above, achieved via the online form below, needs to be with us by November 30th 2018. Please note this deadline has been extended since initial publication. You will receive a decision on by 31st December 2018 at the latest.

Preliminary enquiries should be sent to:

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Partner organisations

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The activities and publications of the network are the responsibilities of the organisers, the Development Education Research Centre, and can in no way be seen as reflecting the views of the European Commission.