4th European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education, Sept. 16-17, 2021

Fourth European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education & Multiplier Event of Erasmus+ project ENGAGE STUDENTS, Romania, Sept. 16-17, 2021

The final multiplication event “Universities Meet Local Communities. Service-Learning in Higher Education” and The 4th European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education (ECSLHE2021) has been organized by ENGAGE STUDENTS project partnership in cooperation with the European Association for Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE) on 16th and 17th of September 2021 in a virtual format gathering more than 150 registered participants

Focusing on the contemporary challenges of university-community engagement and partnerships, the 4th European Conference on Service-Learning offered space and time for critical reflection on community engagement, the need for embedding Service Learning in the curriculum, and the value of practical experiences in Service Learning for students, teachers, and community partners. The conference has been planned as a source of exchange of knowledge from the field of practice and research of Service Learning and building networks in this field.


The contributors have been invited to present their theoretical considerations, empirical research, or practical experiences for discussion and sharing of their progress in:

  • Theoretical considerations about SL, e-SL, etc…
  • Empirical research & practical experiences
  • Implementing university-community partnerships
  • Embedding Service-Learning courses in the curriculum
  • Designing (E-) Service-Learning courses.

Topics of interest ranged from good practices to general challenges to specific obstacles encountered in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as considerations of strategies to address them.

Papers submitted for review has been requested to clearly state:

  • The purpose of the work
  • How and to what extent it advances the state-of-the-art
  • Specific results and their impact

For more information, please check ECSLHE2021 website.