The Sixteenth EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2022

Sani, Halkidiki, Greece | May 21-28, 2022



Photo credit Bibeg Limbu


We are pleased to announce the 16th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS) that will take place in Sani, Halkidiki, Greece on May 21-28, 2022. The summer school is organised by the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the Doctoral Education for Technology-Enhanced Learning (DE-TEL Erasmus+ project), and the SMILE lab of the University of Macedonia. 

We are committed to organize the event in the face-to-face format, taking the necessary health and safety measures. However, we will have to cancel the event if the local authorities do not permit it. From the experience of the past summer, we are looking forward with careful optimism.

The measures we will apply include a requirement for all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 (plus a booster if that is a norm by May 2022), a requirement for all participants to demonstrate a negative COVID19 test on the day of arrival, organizing excursions to remote nature areas, and equipping outside locations at the hotel to host workshop sessions.

The hosting city of the Summer School 2022 is Sani, a famous area of Halkidiki, located 83 km from Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. Halkidiki is the region in the north of Greece, projected to the southwest in the Aegean Sea, and extended to three peninsulas: Cassandra, Sithonia, and Athos. Halkidiki is one of the most well-known summer destinations of Greece blending the Aegean turquoise beaches with the pine trees nearby the sea. The special beauty of the region resulted in the characteristic phrase “Like Halkidiki, nowhere!” when someone wants to describe Halkidiki.

The Summer School will take place in the Simantro Beach Hotel, a 5-star resort located in Sani, Halkidiki. The plenary sessions of the school will be hosted by the main conference hall of the hotel, a well-ventilated space with openable windows. The hotel is built on the coastline and features several restaurants and bars, fully equipped beach, 4 swimming pools, mini market, spa area with gym and many sports facilities. There is a stony beach equipped with umbrellas and beds. 

Halkidiki can be easily accessed by car and public transport. The International Macedonia Airport of Thessaloniki and it is well connected by all types of airlines and airline networks. The airport is interlinked with a road network that is among the best in Northern Greece. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately one hour. Transfer from the airport to the venue will be organized.

Call for Workshops

The call for workshop organizers is open!

If you would like to offer workshops at the summer school, we invite you to submit it through this form, describing your contribution, which should demonstrate how your presentation/activity will benefit the PhD students attending the summer school (mainly early to mid-stage).

If your workshop was submitted and accepted for the summer school in 2020 (which was canceled because of the pandemic), it will be automatically accepted for the summer school 2022. However, please, fill in the submission form and select ‘resubmission’ in the last section of the form.

You can submit multiple workshops. Each workshop will require its own submission.

Before making a submission, please, read the full JTELSS22 Call for Workshops with all details.

Call for Participation

The call for participation is designed primarily for PhD candidates, but open to anyone interested in technology-enhanced learning!