Due to the large number of inquiries, we would like to inform you that the registration and abstract submission deadline for participation in the 1st International Scientific Conference Competent Systems in Early Childhood Education and Care has been extended.

You can apply as a listener or with an abstract until June 15, 2022.

Important Dates

Registration and abstract submission opens: 15th March 2022

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 15th May 2022

New extended registration and abstract submission deadline: 15th June 2022

Feedback on acceptance of the abstract: 15th July 2022

Registration fee deadline for all presenting and non-presenting delegates: 1st October 2022

Full paper submission deadline: 15th December 2022

Keynote Speakers

Arianna Lazzari

University of Bologna, Italy

Towards a systemic approach to workforce professionalization: sustaining ECEC quality through ongoing professional development and team pedagogical guidance

Edita Slunjski

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Professional learning for a sustainable change

Mathias Urban

Dublin City University, Ireland

Towards a global common good: Reimagining early childhood education in times of crisis 

Lidija Vujičić

University of Rijeka, Croatia

Povezivanje istraživanja i prakse: izazovi inicijalnog obrazovanja odgajatelja 

How to participate

Delegates can participate in the Conference by oral presentation, PED talk, a poster, and without a presentation as a listener.

All presentations are submitted with an abstract in English and Croatian language. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th May 2022. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the KOMPAS 2022 Proceedings. It is possible to submit up to two papers as an author or co-author.

After submitting the abstract, it is possible to submit the full paper. The deadline for submitting the full paper is 15th December 2022. Full papers that satisfy the double-blind review process will be published by the Faculty of Education in Osijek and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2023 in a special publication.

Registration and participation instructions

Registration and fees

Conference fee of 70 € / 525 HRK should be paid no later than 1st October 2022.

Conference fee for ECEC teachers, students and postgraduate students of 50 € / 375HRK should be paid no later than 1st October 2022.

Conference fee for listeners only of 25 € / 200 HRK should be paid no later than 1st October 2022.

The registration fee is paid individually for each participant. 

Conference sessions are open to registered participants only. The registration fee does not include accommodation and transportation costs. 

 Payment should be made to the account of the Faculty of Education, University of Osijek.

The conference fee should be paid by bank transfer. Payments in Croatian currency - HRK (Croatian kunas).

BANK NAME: Addiko bank d.d., Zagreb, Slavonska avenija 6, Republic of Croatia


ACCOUNT NAME: Sveučilište u Osijeku, Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti, Ulica cara Hadrijana 10, Osijek

IBAN: HR18 2500 0091 1020 4457 5


ON PAYMENT INDICATE/PAYMENT PURPOSE: (enter the Vat No. of Payer) -972 (e.g. 11111111111 - 972)


Social event

Social event - dinner will be held on Friday, 21 October 2022. The number of guests is limited. Please confirm your attendance in the registration form. More information is coming soon.