Call for submissions

Wednesday, 14 December, 2022 - 12:54

Be a part of ANGEL Conference 2023: Submit your proposals now.


The Academic Network for Global Education & Learning (ANGEL), in partnership with UNESCO°, will be organising its fourth international conference on 19 (10:00-16:30 CET) & 20 (09:00-15:15 CET) June 2023, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with an event theme of ‘Global Education & Learning for a Just, Peaceful and Sustainable World’. You can view the main event webpage here.

We are issuing an open call for proposals for a range of sessions and presentations at this exciting event, with a deadline of 19 February 2023. All successful applicants will of course be guaranteed a place at the event.

After several years of online interaction, the event aims to bring academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioner-researchers from around the world for two exciting face-to-face days of sessions covering research relevant to Development Education, Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education.

Offering a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, paper presentations, and networking, it is anticipated that sessions and presentations will cover all sectors of education, evidence from all kinds of research, as well as discussion on relations between the research, policy, and fields.

The event is organised by ANGEL in partnership with UNESCO, with the cooperation of Global Education Network Europe (GENE), IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education & Society, and the UNESCO Chair in GCED in Higher Education, based at the University of Bologna. This event, along with the other activities of the ANGEL network, is co-funded by the European Union.*


Major event themes

  • Global Citizenship Education for Social Justice 
  • Peace Education in a World of Conflict and Discord
  • Global Education and Learning for a Sustainable World

Cross-cutting themes of the conference will include:

  • Current challenges for Global Education and Learning and Global Citizenship Education
  • Global Education and learning supporting the achievement of the SDGs
  • Relationship to formal or further and higher education or informal forms of learning
  • Articulations between Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainability
  • Global education and learning and reimagining the futures of education

Conference Goals

  • Sharing outcomes on relevant and current research on Global Education and Learning, Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainability
  • Showcasing the work of UNESCO in conceptualising and disseminating Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainability
  • Connecting researchers and international policy makers on Global Education and Learning
  • Nurturing Early Career Researchers
  • Facilitating relationships between researchers and Civil Society Organisations
  • Exploration and analysis of UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative
  • Exploration and analysis of the process of developing the new Global Education to 2050 declaration

Call for submissions

We are calling for submission of proposals from academics, policymakers, and practitioners, for a wide range of sessions, including paper presentation sessions, symposia, workshops and other special sessions across the two days. We are particularly keen to hear proposals for sessions that would maximise the potential of a face-to-face meeting, and ones that provide bridging points between the academic community and policy and practitioner networks.

Submissions can be in French and English. However, the official language of the conference is English and we are only able to provide simultaneous interpretation services for the keynote sessions. If you seek to present in French, of course you are welcome to arrange your own simultaneous interpretation.

Participation can take the following forms:

  • Full individual paper presentation
  • Short individual paper presentation 
  • Symposium, workshop, or other special session (75 minutes suggested, but possible to schedule up to 120).

Please note that this is going to be a face-to-face event, with only the plenary keynote sessions broadcast online.

Your submission should demonstrate a connection or relevance to the conference themes and aims, as listed above, and / or a connection with global education and learning, as defined initially in the ‘Maastricht Declaration’, and now in the new ‘Dublin Declaration’, formally known as the Declaration on Global Education in Europe to 2050. Please note that we will be prioritising presentations that relate to research projects that are complete over those which are under way.

Abstracts for paper presentations are limited to 200 words (350 words for symposia and workshops etc) and must be submitted by the end of 19 February 2023. Your submission will be double blind peer reviewed, and you will receive a decision about whether we can include your presentation or symposium by 3 March at the latest.

To find further details, and to submit your information, visit our online form via the button below.


Are you an early career researcher?

The conference this year has no dedicated early career researcher session. Though those who fit this category (current PhD student or completed in the last 6 years) are of course welcome to submit proposals, but unlike previous years they will be assessed via the same process as all other submissions. However, we are hosting a complementary online event called New voices in Global Education & Learning on Wed, 19 Apr 12:30 BST. In contrast to the event in Paris, this more accessible session for early career researchers will accept proposals about developing projects or incomplete research, and is seen as providing a space where early career researchers can meet and discuss their research online in a relatively relaxed and informal environment, as well as receive feedback from more established academics. Find out more here.



Please indicate during the application process whether you are interested in your research being included in any publications documenting the event. Members who present their research will also have the opportunity to submit a final article for the consideration of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, and a chance to meet the editor to discuss this at the event. We also plan to invite some presenters to feature in an edited book.

We will also be giving a special award to the Best Paper at the event. 


Help spread the word

We are calling on members to help us spread the word about this important event for the ANGEL project. Please find below links to resources that you can use to promote the event and the call for submissions.



Any enquiries should be sent to:


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The establishment of this network and website has been made possible with funding support from the European Commission.
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.