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European Mentoring Summit 2020 in Barcelona keynote speakers, workshops, and abstracts released

With the European Mentoring Summit under two months away, keynote speakers, workshops, and abstracts have now been released to the public. This mentoring summit will have a focus on social inclusion, and will span two days packed with insight from expert scholars in the field sharing information on the following themes: Research-practice partnership, mentoring and socio-cultural diversity, mentoring and gender, and methodologies and ethics on mentoring. The last day for early bird tickets is today, if you haven’t already had a chance to purchase your tickets. Learn more at the European Mentoring Summit Website by clicking here.

Call for proposals – European Mentoring Summit 2020 (Barcelona, Spain – 18-20 March, 2020)

Dear friends, here you can find more information about the next European Mentoring Summit that will take place next march in Barcelona. In this conference we will explore the inner workings of mentoring and meet other participants who enrich our skills and understanding of different approaches to the world of mentoring. The summit will include world-renowned speakers, panels, workshops with creative experts, different sessions to exchange knowledge and tools, the opportunity to network in different spaces, as well as a cultural and social program.

This Congress is an interdisciplinary forum aiming to foster a dialogue between practitioners, policymakers and researchers on how mentoring in its various forms can contribute to social inclusion by bridging the existing gaps between these key actors.

Below, the thematic areas of the congress are described for those interested in submitting a symposium, session or a paper proposal. As you will see, these areas are broad enough to encompass various topics of interest in the field of mentoring. Please, send your proposals before Sept. 30th 2019 here.

And highlight how your work is related to one of the following areas:

  1. Research-practice partnerships: shared experiences.
    How research evidence may influence the practice of practitioners? how collaboration between researcher and practitioners can enrich the debate on new models as well as enhancing the impact of mentoring programs?
    The intention is that researchers and practitioners can present their communications on good practices, impact studies, etc.
  2. Mentoring and socio-cultural diversity.
    How do we work with socio-cultural diversity? What are the challenges of cross-cultural and same background mentoring. How mentoring may help to empower the Roma, refugees, non-accompanied minors, or other vulnerable groups? What are the implications from research or practice in the field for the matching? What approaches and practices are needed to fulfil the specific needs of each group in order to foster empowerment and social inclusion?
  3. Mentoring and gender.
    A crosscutting theme to include in mentoring programs, practices on specific programmes, empowerment, employability, sexuality, segregation/matching.
  4. Methodologies and ethics on mentoring.
    What are the ethical, research and practical challenges of different types of mentoring programs? Some ethics topics could be:
    a) What ethical premises should be taken into account in the design and execution of mentoring programs? Should there be a deontological code regarding the mentoring programs?
    b) How context and culture matter? (Why do we do mentoring for people in vulnerability situations?) Ethics in the relationships between mentors and mentees.
    c) Ethics in the relationship with the involved agents (schools, social services, community centres, universities, families, public administrations, private companies).


  • English: all proposals must be submitted in English.
    Tested: they must prove certain experience: minimum volume of participants (10); prove of having developed one edition of the project at least.
  • Voluntary: projects where mentors are volunteers (we won’t accept projects with professional mentors who get money in return).
  • Social: projects that attend population at risk.
  • Proposals related to the topic “Research-practice partnerships: shared experiences”: must be tandem presentations, including researcher and practitioner.
  • Extension: abstract must have a maximum of 500 words. PDF format.
  • Sessions/Workshops: 1h 30 min length
  • Deadline for submission: September 30th 2019

To submit a proposal, please click here.

European research funding

Dear members of the ECEBM research network,

I hope you are doing well.

I wanted to share with you two great opportunities for research on mentoring, at a European level.
individual fellowship – deadline on 11.09.19 :

COFUND – deadline on 26.09.19 :

Do you know if any of the ECEBM members is willing to submit a project, so that we could help each other and prepare together ?

Best regards,

Agathe (

Save the date, 18-20 March 2020 – European Mentoring Summit

Dear friends, we are delighted to announce the dates for the next Biannual European Mentoring Summit. This time the event will be in Barcelona and it is an extraordinary opportunity to exchange knowledge between researchers and practitioners. A call for papers will be announced soon welcoming proposals from different approaches and disciplines on mentoring. So, scholars from all over the world, we expect to meet you in Barcelona. Stay tuned!

Fall Mentoring Short Course in the Netherlands

SAVE THE DATE: Mentoring Short Course!

When: October 7-8, 2019
Where: NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Please join us for an international short course on mentoring. More information on speakers and program will be forthcoming soon.