Every two years CESE organises an international conference of high scholarly standards which attracts academics, scholars, practitioners and students from all parts of Europe and around the world. Throughout its historical trajectory, the Society has organised twenty-four such conferences. It has also organised one special conference for the 25th anniversary of CESE in 1986, one symposium in Granada (1994), and two 'CESE In-Betweens'. In-Betweens are international symposia organised between the biennial conferences.
Universities, states and markets in a changing Europe: Towards the creative governance of higher education.
Enlightenment, creativity and education: polities, politics and performances.
Changing landscapes, topographies and senarios: Educational policies, schooling systems and higher education. The World in Europe - Europe in the World.
Changing knowledge and education: Communities, information societies and mobilities. The World in Europe - Europe in the World.
Multiple identities, education and citizenship. The World in Europe - Europe in the World.
Towards the end of educational systems? Europe in a world perspective.
The emergence of the "knowledge society": from clerici vagantes to Internet.
Education contested: changing relations between state, market, and civil society in modern European education.
Education and the structuring of the European space: North-South, Centre-Periphery, Identity-Otherness.
Challenges to European education: cultural values, national identities, and global responsibilities.
Symposium on Decentralization and evaluation of European education systems. Theory, research and experiences in a comparative perspective.
Evaluation of education and training: comparative approaches.
Educational reforms and innovations facing the 21st century. A comparative approach.
Aims of education and development of education.
Special conference for the 25th anniversary of CESE. Comparative education today.
The impact of technology on society and education. A comparative perspective.
Education and the diversity of cultures: the contribution of comparative education.
The future of educational sciences: theoretical and institutional issues.
The influence of international educational research on national educational policies.
Diversity and unity in education.
School and community.
Recurrent education. Concepts and policies for lifelong learning.
Curriculum development at the second level of education.
The university within the education system.
General education in a changing world.
Comparative education research and the determinants of educational policy.
PISA under examination: changing knowledge, changing tests and changing schools.