Call for Participation – Call for Papers  
4th International Symposium in Vilnius, Lithuania, July 23-24, 2020

Moral Competence: 
Its Nature, Relevance, and Education

Medial Patronage: Ethics in Progress


Our symposium series is to provide an opportunity for researchers, educators and practitioners to meet and to exchange their experiences, research findings and problems concerning moral competence and its development.

Location: K. Donelaitis Room, Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Universiteto St. 5, Vilnius LT – 01513, Lithuania

Important dates:

Submission of proposal for presentations at the Symposium should be made no later than March 20, 2020, and should be sent by e-mail: and submitted online via our registration website:

  • Submission of proposals: by 20thMarch 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: by20th April 2020
  • Registration fees should be paid by 20thMay 2020


Attendance fee: 50.00 Euro. The fee covers:

  • Conference program and abstracts
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee/ tea during the breaks

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė,

Guidelines for writing a proposal could be found in the paper "Art of Experimental (Moral) Psychology." Your proposal must relate substantially to the concept of moral competence. It should be about one page, including

  • your full name, 
  • e-mail address, 
  • full postal address
  • institution (affiliation)
  • title of the presentation
  • abstract (approximately 200 words), and 
  • references.

Symposium formats: In order to allow many presentations, sufficient time for discussion, and a good basis for future contacts with colleagues, the length of the presentations will be restricted to 15 minutes, and the slides containing the following: (1) Question(s), (2) Method(s), and (3) Finding(s) & Discussion. The slides should be readable (minimum font-size: 18), and not contain too much information or abbreviations. As always in this symposium series, your proposal will be submitted to an open reviewing process. That is, you will get feedback from your reviewer(s) to improve your presentation, and you can discuss it with hin/her before the symposium. We might ask you to review the proposals of others if they are linked to your area of expertise.

You will get a final letter of acceptance by April 20, 2020, and also a confirmation that the symposium will take place so that you can book your travel and accommodation.

Possibility of publication: After the symposium, you will be invited to submit a full-size paper to one of the international academic journals (Ethics in Progress may be your destination journal).

Note: Before the symposium, there will be a full KMDD-Workshop (July 20-23, 2020) conducted by Prof. Dr. Georg Lind. For more information see the KMDD-flyer. Registration for the workshop: The workshop and the subsequent training will enable you to conduct KMDD-sessions and the related Discussion-Theater method. For the workshop‘s participants, the conference belongs to their training program.

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