Dear colleagues,
We promised to keep you updated on the situation in Greece with regards to the Corona virus.

As you will understand, it is important that we act in accordance with official guidance. The Ministry of Health in Greece has now announced a ban on conferences for the next four weeks. This means, regrettably, that the IPiE2020 conference will not take place as planned in April. We have taken the decision to postpone the event with a new date set for 1st and 2nd October 2020, subject to official health and travel guidance.

We thank you for your understanding of this global situation and will send further details by email to all those who have registered for the conference. We hope to see you all in October.

With kind regards,

The IPiE Consortium


We are pleased to invite you to the conference organized by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), University of the Aegean (Greece), Akademia Pomorska w Slupsku (Poland), University of Lodz (Poland), İzmir University of Economics and Dokuz Eylül University (Turkey), and University of Derby (United Kingdom). The conference is open to researchers and professionals studying in varying fields of research into early years education to pedagogy and practice in Higher Education, including all disciplines of education and educational technologies. The conference will be held in University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos island, Greece, on 1-2 October 2020.


Important Dates

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Our Speakers


Dean of Students and Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

University of Derby, UK


Director of the Language, Literature & Folks Culture Lab

Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean


Associate Professor

Mindfulness Initiative Education Strategy

Our Panelists

In the interest of the environment and our commitment to sustainability we will not provide paper versions of the conference packs but will email the pack to you ahead of the conference.

Additionally we will ask for confirmation of attendance to ensure we do not waste food.

If you wish to offset your carbon emissions you can visit:

Program Schedule

  • 09.00-10.00

    Registration and refreshments and networking

  • 10.00-10.30

    Welcome and opening remarks

  • 10.30-11.15

    Keynote and Q&A

  • 11.15-11.45

    Coffee Break

  • 11.45-13.15

    Parallel Session 1

  • 13.15-14.30


  • 14.30-15.30

    Panel Discussion

  • 15.30-17.00

    Parallel Session 2

  • 17.00-17.15


  • 19.30


  • 09.30-10.00

    Registration and refreshments and networking

  • 10.00-10.15

    Welcome (Vana Chiou)

  • 10.15-11.00

    Keynote and Q&A

  • 11.00-11.30


  • 11.30-13.00

    Parallel Session 3

  • 13.00-14.00


  • 14.00-14.45

    Keynote and Q&A

  • 14.45-15.45

    Parallel Session 4 short session

  • 15.45-16.00

    Closing Remarks