The Biannual Conference of the Social Pedagogy Section at the ÖFEB – the Austrian Association of Research and Development in Education – and the Department of Educational Science at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg will be taking place at the central Unipark Nonntal campus in Salzburg. We will start on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 10 a.m. and close on Friday, 21 September 2018 around 4 p.m.

Conference venue Unipark Nonntal:

The modern building of Unipark Nonntal, housing parts of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences are located, is situated right beneath the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the biggest fully preserved castle in Central Europe, at the edge of the historic old town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Instructions on how to get there can be found here.

The conference address is: Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.


We have reserved a number of rooms for conference participants for the nights from September 19 to 21, 2018 in nearby hotels. For bookings please contact your preferred hotel directly, but at the latest by 1st of July 2018.

Hotellist Salzburg

Reasonably priced single or shared rooms meeting a good Youth Hostel standard are provided by the JUFA, right beside Unipark Nonntal. The Stadtalm hostel offers a very competitive alternative, with shared rooms with an amazing view and typically Austrian atmosphere, right above the historical centre! More acccommodation can be found at Tourismus Salzburg.

Contact to the organisers:

Prof Dr. Birgit BÜTOW and Ass.Prof. Dr. Eberhard RAITHELHUBER from the working group on Social Pedagogy at the Department of Educational Science form the local organising committee. Contact us at