This conference has been cancelled. All participants will be contacted.

The shortage of teachers is a global challenge. Reports* from different countries show a downward trend in number of students who wish to become a teacher. In addition, the number of teachers who choose to leave their profession is rising. This, combined with a growing world population has major consequences.

The international conference “Recruiting Teachers: What Works?” focuses on initiatives and actions taken that have resulted in a positive change either on a regional, national or international level. 

In a nutshell, the conference aims at answering the following questions: What initiatives and measures taken have resulted in more qualified teachers? What strategies have resulted in that more young people have chosen to become a teacher?

The objective of the conference is to offer an arena for change where academics, decision makers and other actors come together to learn about what has worked and where, through the presentations given, panel debates and possibility to discuss this in person.  

Registration is now open. There are 200 seats available for physical attendance and 1000 seats available for following the streaming. Note: selected presentations will be streamed but not the whole programme.

The conference language is English.  

Date: May 6-7, 2024
Location: Bodø, Norway. Conference hotel: Scandic Havet

Welcome to Bodø, the European Capital of Culture 2024.

* European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2021. Teachers in Europe: Careers, Development and
Well-being. Eurydice report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


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