Scientific analysers, data analysers, researchers, statisticians are invited to join the project  “Development of management, quality, and attractiveness of vocational training and the lifelong learning systems“ 3 activity. 

The  goal of the  supplemented  new activity is – to ensure and develop the automated management of the vocational training and lifelong learning administration process started in the project, to monitor the vocational training and lifelong learning system,  and to allow the National Agency for Education to become a center of competences, ready to monitor and evaluate vocational training and lifelong learning.

Basic project information:

The Educational Forum to discuss the results of research 2020 conducted in the field of education to deal with the consequences of COVID-19 took place on the 25th of  February in 2021.This forum was attended by over 200 participants. 
The educational forum record  is available on the Youtube platform:
The welcome speech was given by Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania dr. Ramūnas Skaudžius and Chairman of the Lithuanian Science Council prof. Romas Baronas. There were presented reports of research  in the field of education on the consequences of COVID-19: Distance education during pandemics and other crisis situations (VMU);
Distance education of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: threats and opportunities from an ecosystem perspective (VU);Distance working and training process organization model and recommendations for extreme and transition period (KTU, VGTU, VU).The closing speech was given by the prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (President of LERA),  and prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania).




In 2021 on the 3 rd of March, 13.30-15.00 Brussels time, a remote event will take place: “Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: a Focus on Inclusion and Staff Professionalization”.The results of the work of the EC2020 working group on Early Childhood Education and Care: Final Report and Inclusion toolkit. The event will be broadcast online (it will also be possible to watch the recording later).

The event link and programme:

Want to learn about what’s going on in education today – and what education might look like tomorrow?

There’s no better way to find out than through the webinars on education hosted by the OECD.

Congratulations to dr. Vitalija Putriūtė
upon successful defense of a doctoral dissertation ‘‘The Importance of Tearcher’s
autonomy support and  control for  motivation  and physical activity among high school students”
 (Scientific supervisor:
Prof. dr. Arūnas Emeljanovas ) and acquisition
doctoral degree in social sciences education.

The dissertation summary is available in the library of the Lithuanian Sports University. The dissertation is available at:

6 Sporto St., Lithuanian Sports  University, and a brief annotation of it is  presented below. 

About 80% of adolescents worldwide do not meet the recommendations (Van Hecke et al., 2016; Van Hecke et al., 2016; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018) to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at least 50% percent of physical education (PE) lesson time (NASPE, 2004; Pate et al., 2006).
The aim of the research was to evaluate the significance of teachers’ perceived motivational factors for the motivation of older students to be physically active and physically active in physical education lessons and leisure-time.
Applying the trans-contextual model, a more detailed understanding of how perceived factors of PE teachers’ support for autonomy or control through students’ motivational factors are related to physical activity in PE lessons and leisure-time is expected.  The obtained conclusions showed that: Autonomy support is also indirectly related to leisure-time physical activity, positively mediating autonomous motivation to be physically active in leisure-time with autonomous motivation to be physically active in physical education lessons, and mediating autonomous motivation to be physically active in physical education lessons and intentions to be physically active in leisure time.

Council for the defence of the scientific field of Education:
Prof. dr. Romualdas MALINAUSKAS
Lithuanian Sports University (Social Sciences, Education – S007)
Prof. habil. dr. Vytautas GUDONIS
Šiauliai University, after changing the dependency – Vilnius University (Social
Sciences, Education – S007)
Doc. dr. Irina KLIZIENĖ
Kaunas University of Technology (Social Sciences, Education – S007; natural
sciences, biology – N010)
Prof. dr. Vilija Bitė FOMINIENĖ
Lithuanian Sports University (Social Sciences, Education – S007)
Prof. dr. Andre KOKA
University of Tartu (Social Sciences, Education – S007)

      The peer-reviewed scientific  journal ”Scientific Research in Education” ( Vol. 3) has been published. The publication was published in collaboration between LERA and Vilnius University, it also publishes articles  based on announcements in 2019 and  2020, prepared at LETA national conferences. 

The publication is available at the following link:

All volumes of Scientific Research in Education are published on the LETA website, in the Publications section:


Congratulations on the Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania! May the Day of the Restoration of our State awaken in the heart of every human being an inspiration to create good and useful works.

We invite  members of educational sciences, researchers,  members of general education and higher education institutions, municipalities, educational practitioners, education policy makers, all those who are interested in changes in education to participate.

More: In the Forum program.

Beyond the Basics in Educational Research Methodology: Research Ethics in Educational Research

The virtual, interactive Summer School 2021, hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, provides PhD/Doctoral students with an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research, participate in online workshops related to their topic and methodology of research, and engage with research issues in their small tutorial groups, which offer safe and constructive spaces for debate and discussion. The aim of the EERA Summer School 2021 is to support the students in their endeavour in producing methodologically excellent research with sensitivity to ethical issues.

High quality student-centered constructivist pedagogy will be applied, and students’ learning will be enhanced by inspiring, international keynote lectures. The summer school offers a possibility to discuss one’s own research and ideas in a friendly, relaxed, and encouraging atmosphere. During the summer school, the students will have a possibility to work in online groups, which are organised based on research themes and methodological choices of their study. Interactive, innovative group work will be used, and various types of discussions and participatory activities.

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ECER/EERA 2021 conference

ECER 2021 (online) will take place over four and a half days, starting Monday morning 6 September and ending Friday 10 September at lunchtime. In addition to interactive paper sessions, research workshops, panel discussions, ignite talk sessions, poster sessions and symposia, there will be a poster exhibition and a publisher exhibition, both exhibitions offering opportunities to chat and/or get together for a one to one video meeting. It is  planned to have the keynote videos available prior to ECER and the ECER week will culminate with the Keynote Panel on Friday. There will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and network throughout the conference and there will be special activities organised by networks as well as Geneva-themed events hosted by the local organising committee in Geneva.

ECER 21 conference in Geneva  will be online (click here for more information) and the call for proposals for ECER has now been published. EERA/ECER will release soon all the Special Calls of the Network

More information: