Spring Conferences

The Spring Conference is always organized in one of the Baltic Countries, and it is an annual, regional forum of knowledge sharing for practitioners and researchers in teacher education.


The next Spring Conference

2017 ATEE Spring Conference – Latvijas Univeritate, Riga

The next Spring Conference will be held in Riga 12-13 May 2017.

More information and Call for Papers on this website.


The past Spring Conferences


2016 ATEE Spring Conference – Education for Healthy Society

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


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

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:linda.daniela.lu@gmail.com

For more information please visit the conference website:



2014 ATEE Spring Conference – Innovation and Challenges in Education

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

Email: eic.pf@ku.lt 

Phone: +37 046398616

For more information, please visit http://www.ku.lt/en/atee-spring-conference-2014

Closing date for submission of papers is 30 March 2014.


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

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 http://www.ppf.lu.lv/pn or contact Ms. Sanita Baranova.


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

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.

For further information: www.vpu.lt/atee.spu2012



ATEE Spring Conference 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.


ATEE Spring University 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.


ATEE Spring Conference 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

ATEE Spring University 2008

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