International doctoral conference in Ireland.
On the 12-16 th of June, 2023 Jurgita Bagdonaitė and Rūta Gajauskaitė, doctoral students of Educational Sciences from VU participated in the international conference of doctoral students (Maynooth University, Ireland). Five days of presentations and discussions were coordinated by prof. Carl-Andres Safstrom and prof. Gert Biesta. Doctoral students from Chile, Saudi Arabia, and European countries presented the research they are doing or planning to do. Not only did we get acquainted with the variety of educational topics (from teacher training to criticism of neoliberalism, solidarity and social justice in schools), but also the systems of organizing and conducting doctoral studies in different countries were touched upon. It was the third such conference, and it is planned to organize it next year as well. The conference is especially worth attending for those who write on the topics of democratic, social-civic education. The essential benefit of the conference is the opportunity to receive abundant, diverse feedback on the issues of research being conducted or planned to be conducted.