Mission Statement

The aim of the ‘European Educational Research Association’ (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. High quality research not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The association’s activities, such as the annual conference, season schools for emerging researchers and publishing, build on and promote free and open dialogue and critical discussion and take a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to theory, methods and research ethics.

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About EERA

Find out about EERA membership, activities and governing structure

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ECER 2016, Dublin

Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
22 -26 August, UCC Dublin

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The academic work of EERA is largely organised within the EERA networks.

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Season Schools

EERA and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz run a Summer School on "Methods and Methodology in Educational Research" in July 2016. EERA also supports EERA networks in conducting subject specific season schools.

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Learn more about EERJ, the European Educational Research Journal, and other publication activities.

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EERA - Visual History

Celebrating EERA’s 20 anniversary visual impressions from the early days up to recent events have been collected. Browse through this collection of photos for refreshing your own memories or for getting the flavor of previous events and developments.





1st Conference on Social Impact of Science SIS2016

25 - 29 July 2016, The University of Barcelona, Spain

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Call for applications: EERA Summer School on Methods and Methodology

Apply now for the EERA Summer School taking place at at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, from 11 - 15, July, 2016. 70 European doctoral research students will be invited to the five-day event.

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ECER 2016 - Call for Proposals

"Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers"
The Call for Submissions for #ECER 2016, 23 - 26 August 2016, UCD Dublin has been published.
Submission time 15. Nov 2015 - 15. Jan 2016.

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New Ways in Learning: The Annual Conference of the Hungarian Eucational Research Association (HuCER 2016)

27 - 28 May 2016, The University of Kaposvár, Hungary
Submission Deadline 1 April 2016

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European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDITE)

  -  10.12.2015

The EDiTE project offers 15 full-time researcher positions in the field of Teacher Education at five universities (host universities) for well motivated and excellent early stage researchers from Europe and other countries under the condition that the funding authority approves the funding of all 15 ESR positions.

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Call for universities to host EERA Summer School in 2018/2019

If your university is interested in applying please read on for more information and the application forrm. Deadline for application is December 31, 2015.

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Petition: datasaveslives.eu/petition

A recently launched petition aims at influencing negotiations between EU institutions which are currently debating the use of personal data in research.

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Call for Best Paper Competition 2015

The Emerging Researchers´Group is now inviting submissions for the Best Paper Competition 2015.
The successful author is invited to next year’s conference in Dublin (free entrance to ERC and ECER), will receive a 500,- € travel budget, and his or her paper is considered for publication in the EERJ (European Educational Research Journal).

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Workshop - Cultural Learning

EERA is pleased to announce two workshops "Cultural Learning, Identity and the European Project". Organised jointly by EERA’s Network 20 (Research in Innovative Intercultural Environments), Network 17 (Histories of Education) and the universities of Latvia and Vic-UCC the initiative explores two key concepts which are being promoted within European educational policy discourse, that of the Engaged University and Cultural Learning.
WS 1: 27-28 Nov, Barcelona
WS 2: 17-18 Mar, Riga
Apply by: 26 Oct 2015

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Call for applications: Histories of Education Summer School

Apply now for 7th History of Education Doctoral Summer School at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 9-12 June 2016. This conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the History of Education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts, and archives.

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Support for Refugees

#ECER2015 participants have expressed their concern about the current refugee situation in Budapest and elsewhere. As an answer to these concerns and in order to give participants an opportunity to show and express their solidarity, EERA wants to highlight the important support given to refugees by the various members of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with starting a fund raising campaign.

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EERJ Call: Gender and Work/Life Interferences in Scientific Careers

Guest Ed. Farah Dubois-Shaik and Bernard Fusulier Submit by 15 Dezember, 2015

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Bursary winners 2015

Patricia Fildalgo, Link Convenor, of the Emerging Researchers´ Group, announced this year´s winners

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EERJ Call: Effects of International Assessments in Education

Effects of International Assessments in Education – A Multidisciplinary Review
Guest Ed. Kerstin Martens, Dennis Niemann, and Janna Teltemann
Submit by 15 Nov 2015

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Best Paper Award 2014

Iryna Kushnir’s paper ‘The Role of the Bologna Process in Defining Europe’ is based on critical review of literature about Europe and its recent higher education reforms, as well as on the analysis of the international Bologna Process documents since 1998.

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Emerging Researchers on LinkedIn

The Emerging Researchers' Group (ERG) now has a new online space for its members. The space is on LinkedIn and is called EERA Emerging Researchers' Group.

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Job Offers

Please find current offers here.

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Other Organisations' Events

Find a list of upcoming conferences in educational research.

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