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Student involvement in academic integrity

Wednesday, June 9th, 14:00 CEST

As students` representatives, we have a task to uphold and promote academic integrity, not only as an ideal to strive to but as a way of life and work. European Students` Union has always guided their members towards transparency, accountability, and integrity in a way in which every student can relate and take up these principles. European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2021 will offer new insights into the difficulties that the academic society meets daily and discuss a way forward, free of plagiarism, violation of intellectual property, dishonesty, and irresponsibility.

Moderator: Pegi Pavletić, Member of the Executive Committee, European Students’ Union


  1. Özgür Çelik, Ph.D. student, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  2. Sven Sušanj, Students` ombudsman, Croatian Students` Council, Croatia
  3. Megan O`Connor, Education Officer and Deputy President in Trinity College Dublin Students Union
  4. Dajana Sinik, students` representative, National College of Ireland Students’ Union President, Ireland
  5. Sanja Barić, Ph.D., Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia


Fostering Academic Integrity in Secondary Education

Thursday, June 10th, 14:00 CEST

Higher education institutions across the world face challenges to instil culture of academic integrity in their communities. Often, the focus is placed on student misconduct and attempts to deal with it. However, study skills, practices, and attitudes develop a long time before one enters higher education. It is therefore important to spotlight the development of academic integrity at the secondary education level. Therefore, the panel aims to bring research and practice-shaped insights on how we can develop a more consistent linkage between secondary and higher education levels.

Moderator: Inga Gaižauskaitė, Institute of Sociology at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania


  1. Dr. Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, The World Education Research Association (WERA) | Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  2. Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan, University of Wollongong in Dubai | Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE, UAE
  3. Charlotta Rönn, University of Gävle, Sweden
  4. Dr. Brenda M. Stoesz, The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba, Canada
  5. Dr. Dainius Žvirdauskas, Lithuanian Association of Heads of Schools, Lithuania


Future of software tools for academic integrity

Friday, June 11th, 9:00 CEST

Alongside instruction, technology plays a vital role in helping educators to develop a culture of academic integrity among students. Additionally, the recent shift to remote learning has seen a growing interest in tools that help to deter academic misconduct, including those that support students during the developmental process of academic writing, text-matching software focusing on the integrity of a student’s final submission, and now, proctoring software that seeks to curb exam cheating. But what are the benefits and pitfalls of using technology in this way? Join us as we discuss their effectiveness and consider possible opportunities and challenges for their future development.

Moderator: Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic


  1. Debora Weber-Wulff, Professor, HTW Berlin, Germany
  2. Aaron Yaverski, Regional Vice President – EMEA, Turnitin
  3. Peter Witasp, COO, Ouriginal
  4. Lewis McKinnon, Head of Partner Development – Europe, Studiosity
  5. Artemy V. Nikitov, Company Board member Antiplagiat company, Russia
  6. Frederic Agnes, CEO, Compilatio,
  7. Ali Tahmazov, CEO, StrikePlagiarism


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