General Info

International Congress on 21st Century Literacies (ICCL2021)


15 – 16 July 2021

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone this Congress to 15-16 July 2021, from its original date 27-28 May 2020.


The International Congress on 21st Century Literacies intends to promote literacy in different areas of knowledge as part of the right to education, as well as a foundation for individuals’ empowerment and inclusive development in low density and cross-borders territories, allowing a greater literacy of these populations, thus contributing to a positive differentiation of these territories. The ICCL2021 will provide an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy as a booster to the development and integration of these populations in the challenges of the coming decades. Several themes will be addressed, namely: digital, financial, environmental, quantitative, scientific, and emotional literacies, as well as literacy in the fields of health and management, STEM, reading and libraries, cinema, media, education, and arts, but not limited to. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and debate of ideas with interest to the scientific community in general. With this meeting new scientific collaborations among colleagues, namely new collaborations in master’s and PhD projects are expected. The event is open to the entire scientific community (with or without communication/poster).

Congress Topics, but are not limited to,

  • Digital literacy
  • Emotional literacy
  • Environmental literacy
  • Film literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Literacy and art
  • Literacy, reading and libraries
  • Management literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Quantitative literacy/ Numerical literacy
  • Scientific literacy
  • STEM literacy
  • Physical literacy
  • Linguistic literacy
  • Design literacy
  • Marketing literacy
  • Education and literacy
  • Society, citizenship and literacy
  • 3Di literacy
  • Multicultural literacy
  • Functional literacy
  • Critical literacy

Important points concerning the postponement:

  • All registrations to the congress will be transferred as such to the new dates without extra costs to the participants.
  • Already accepted abstracts/papers remain accepted.
  • Dates for new registrations and submissions (NEW)

Abstract submission deadline: April 15th, 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance: April 30th, 2021

Full paper submission deadline: May 31st, 2021

Submission of final version of full paper: June 15th, 2021

Virtual Early registration deadline: June 5th, 2021

Virtual Regular registration deadline: June 25th, 2021

The participants have the opportunity to attend:

  • Workshop 1, on Projects (in and outside of IPP), July 15th, 2021, 16h.
    Organized by: C3i (Interdisciplinary Coordination for Research and Innovation, Portalegre) and Instituto Politécnico de Beja.
  • Workshop 2, on New Technologies, July 15th, 2021, 16h.
    Elsa Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico de Beja.

Authors MUST use the conference template to prepare papers or abstracts.

Contributions must be developed with the Abstract or full paper Template (.docx). All abstracts and full papers must be submitted at xxicl@ipportalegre.pt with the subject ICCL2021_Oral or ICCL2021_Poster or ICCL2021_Full Paper.

Click here to download the Template of Abstracts ICCL2021 – PDF or DOCX

Click here to download the Template full paper ICCL2021

ICCL 2021 encourages to submit full paper(s). All full papers will be subjected to double peer review.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the meeting Book of Abstracts (with ISBN).
Accepted papers will be published in meeting e-book (with ISBN).

As an alternative to publication in the E-book, authors can submit their manuscript to one of the following journals:

Revista Educação em Questão

Revista Humanidades & Educação

Revista Interações

Click here for information about giving a Live Stream Presentation via Zoom and a pre-recorded Virtual Presentation.

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