The European Educational Research Space

Is there an Emerging European Education Research Space? EERA uses this idea to describe the transnational place of work today in educational research, with its networks, policies, integrating functions and performance and mobility data. Three speakers will offer their perceptions on the emergence of this space.

Chair: Martin Lawn, EERJ Editor

Anders Hingel
European Commission, DG Education and Culture
Development of Educational Policies Unit, Brussels

Barry McGaw
Deputy Directior for Education in the Directorate for Education,
Employment, Labour an Social Affairs, OECD Paris

Goran Therborn
Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden


Ph.D. Scholarships in Educational Sciences | University of Porto

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences – University of Porto offers 5 full-time postgraduate PhD grants for attaining the degree of PhD in Educational Sciences, by funding of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Each grant amounts to €11.760,00 per year, plus the expenses for students’ insurance and the payment of the entrance fee.

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ECER 2014 Programme

The #ECER2014 programme is online now! Browse and see what is going on in Porto 1 - 5 September 2014.

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EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION –exploring effective strategies for turbulent times

Date - Monday, 01 September 2014: 13.30 - 18.30
Venue - University of Porto, Portugal
Register now!

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EERJ Call: Re examining the Comprehensive School project in Europe

In the 1960s, educational policies were oriented in the OECD countries towards a comprehensive education project presented at that time as bringing both social justice and economic efficiency within a new school type. However, there has been a widespread re-examination of the comprehensive project and an uneven emergence of a post-comprehensive period in ideas and school forms.
Submission Deadline 15 October 2015

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Summer School on Health Education

The University of Limerick (Department of Education & Professional Studies) has a call out for its 4th Summer Summer School on Health Education in collaboration with CBO, SHE network.

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Open Access

The 'Initiative for Science in Europe' (ISE) has produced this short analysis and recommendations on developing Open Access to academic publishing. It is a good text to build negotiations and reflections on.

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Call for Papers WERA Focal Meeting

WERA will be holding its 2014 Focal Meeting in conjunction with the Scottish Education Research Association (SERA) at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from November 19 to 21, 2014. The WERA Call for Submissions is now available.

Submission Deadline: 15 May

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SSH Community concerned about H2020 implementation

EERA has - together with 4 other associations - posted a letter to the Commissioner because we are very, very concerned with the very low budget for SSH in the Horizon Work Programme. Please send it to all of your members, national politicians and other relevant agents ASAP
Lejf Moos President of EERA e.V.

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ECER 2014 - Keynote Abstracts online now

“What is Education Research for?” is the questions that drives António Nóvoa’s keynote address. Gert Biesta will discuss “Two Cultures of Educational Research” while Madeline Arnot will reflect on “Sociological Perspectives on Current Challenges to Egalitarian values in Education”. Marylin Cochran Smith will bring in a “US perspective on Teacher Education”. Finally Agnés van Zanten will focus on the increasing use of educational research-based knowledge for policy purposes and how this effects the way education research is conceived, evaluated and funded.

Read the full abstracts and learn more about the keynote speakers at

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First International Eurasian Educational Research Congress

Hosts: EJER and Istanbul University Dates: 24-26 April 2014 Venue: Istanbul University Congress Center Beyazit, Istanbul, Turkey

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“Towards Europe 2020: integrating the Social Sciences and Humanities”

Letter from the European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities

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Call for Paper: How do education systems shape educational inequalities?

An international conference hosted by the Institute of Education and Society of the University of Luxembourg Date 2 – 4 July 2014 Venue The conference will take place at the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye of Neumünster, Luxembourg City

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Education across Europe - a photographic conversation

Network 17 (Histories of Education) is preparing a special e-publication to mark the 20th anniversary in 2014 of the foundation of EERA. We would like to commission scholars from the twenty-eight countries that currently make up EERA to produce a small ‘essay’ or conversation piece of around 500 words on education in their country (in the largest possible sense of the word) based on the content of one or two photographs. The photographs will have been taken at any time from the late nineteenth century up to the late twentieth century. These small essays and the respective photographs would then be published in the form of an e-book.

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EERA's Agenda for 'Horizon 2020'

EERA's Agenda for 'Horizon 2020' calls for a broader and more inclusive strategy to address Europe's societal and economic challenges: "[T]he challenges described in H2020 are not only challenges for societies at large; they arise at the level of community, family and personal life. [...] Education can help bridge the gap between these global challenges and the responsibility and competence of citizens of all ages to act locally".

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EERA highlights flaws in the EU's current research strategy

In the latest issue of Public Service Europe, EERA's Executive Board scrutinises recent attempts by the EU to sideline the role of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020 and the EU's overall research strategy.

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