The Emerging Researchers' Group within EERA organizes the annual Emerging Researchers' Conference (previously the Pre-Conference).

The  Emerging Researchers' Conference attracts around 200 participants from across Europe each year. In addition to presentations from conference delegates, the conference will feature special events for New Researchers-including a Best Paper and Best Poster Award- and assist new researchers who wish to get in touch with EERA networks.  

In addition, the conference will run workshops to develop general academic skills, offer New Researchers the opportunity to work within themed networks, and host two invited lectures from experts working in educational research.  

ECER conference support is available for promising PhD students from Eastern European countries and other low GDP countries. Limited supported accommodation is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that Postgraduate students can attend the Main Conference at a reduced fee. To benefit from the reduction, please select Ph.D.-Student as status when registering online as a participant. Please then send a letter or fax from your supervisor to the EERA Office verifying your status as postgraduate research student.

Submission and Presentation

All submissions have to be handed in via the online ECER submission form in the online submission system. To access this form you first need to create a user account.

Please note if you wish to participate in the Emerging Researchers’ Conference you need to submit to the Emerging Researchers’ Group.

Submission starts 15 November and ends 1 February.


Important Dates

Submission starts
Submission ends
Participant Registration starts
Review results sent out
Early Bird ends
Presentation times announced
Deadline for registration and payment
Emerging Researchers' Conf.
ECER Main Conference
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