Call for contributions: Spotlight on recognition final conference

The “Spotlight on recognition” call for contributions is now closed. Authors of submitted proposals will be informed by 13 April whether their submission was successful.

The “Spotlight on recognition” call for contributions invites staff working in higher education and with responsibility for the recognition of qualifications, study periods abroad and prior learning to submit a proposal for a poster presentation showcasing good practice, new developments and projects in the field of academic recognition. Selected poster presentations will be presented at the “Spotlight on recognition” project conference on 13 May in Brussels, Belgium.

Potential topics for poster presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • quality assurance of recognition processes;
  • recognition of refugees’ qualifications;
  • digitalisation of recognition processes;
  • automatic recognition;
  • recognition of prior learning
  • institutional approaches to implementing the outcomes of a preceding project.


All proposals for poster presentations are expected to relate to the conference theme and to stimulate interaction and discussion among participants, thus enhancing peer-learning and exchange. Authors of proposals should bear in mind the diversity of the audience members and should therefore focus on the transferability of results or practices to different contexts, in order to extend the relevance of their contribution.

Each poster presentation will be allocated a maximum of 10 minutes, including time for questions from the audience.

Proposal submission form

Eligibility criteria

Proposals must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be submitted by email using the form linked to this call;
  • identify the presenter(s);
  • in the case of joint proposals, indicate how you intend to share the presentation;
  • include a short biography of the presenter(s) (up to 150 words each);
  • be a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 800 words, including an explanation of the relevance of the topic or activity to the conference;
  • include a sketch of the poster, which may be delivered as part of the application form or in a separate file and format;
  • be written in English.

Please note that although the absolute deadline for submission is 7 April, proposals will be evaluated and selected on a rolling basis. An early submission is thus advised. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection criteria

To be selected, contributions must meet the following criteria:

  • Relevance: The topic of the proposal aligns with the conference theme and is relevant to the conference target audience.
  • Coherence: The proposal is clear and understandable. It identifies the expected target audience and learning outcomes for participants. The sketch of the poster is visually pleasing and arranged in a way that facilitates understanding of its contents.
  • Transferability: The ideas, principles or approaches presented have the potential to be transferred to other contexts and inspire a lively discussion among participants from different countries and contexts.

Furthermore, geographical diversity and a balance of topics will be taken into consideration when selecting proposals.


All proposals should be submitted using the form linked to this call by 7 April 2022 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If successful, selected proposals may receive feedback on how the proposal may be amended before presentation. It should also be noted that the selected presenters will be responsible for preparing, printing (in A1 format) and transporting their poster to Brussels, as well as for organising and covering travel to and, if needed, accommodation in Brussels. Conference attendance is free of charge.

All correspondence with applicants will be by email.

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