The campaign to prevent cuts to the EU research budget organised by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is still underway with a petition calling for a stop to the cuts gathering 153,000 signatures so far. The list of signatures has already been handed over to the Presidents of the Commission, Parliament and European Council as well as the French president.

The budget for Horizon 2020 will now see “real growth compared to 2013 level” as a result of the campaign. The outcome so far has been a huge success considering the difficult political climate and severe budget constraints many countries are facing but is still not sufficient to meet ambitious targets set by EU leaders. Any cuts to the research budget would have serious implications for the future of science in Europe.

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The central message of the response of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) to the High Level Group’s recommendations is that EERA is happy with the inclusion of the third recommendation about education. However, we consider that the background of this recommendation is too limited and that, unfortunately, the vital role of educational research for improving education and society has been ignored. We believe an opportunity is being missed to incorporate within the 9th Framework the role of education and educational research as a critical source of solutions for the great societal challenges of our times; (youth) unemployment, migration, terrorism, (social) inequalities, and political extremism.

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"Arts-based research: how do the artistic and the educational entangle?"

23 - 25 January 2018
Candoso Creation Centre
Guimarães, Portugal

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We have just published all #ECER2017 videos on our EERA YouTube channel. Don't miss this chance to experience all 4 ECER 2017 Keynotes.

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The Emerging Researchers' Poster Jury awarded the ERC Best Poster Prize 2017 to Christiana Glettler for her poster "Teaching Nature – Two Case Studies of 5-7-year-old Children Engaged in Outdoor Learning Activities".

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The ECER 2017 Elsevier Best Poster Award winner was Charlotte Kramer from Network 10. Teacher Education Research.

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12 - 13 Oct 2017: UCC School of Education are hosting a two-day specialist symposium, co-funded by the EERA, bringing together experienced academics and postgraduate researchers. Register by: 29 Sept

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Interested in research and expertise on Brexit? UCL recently launched the "Brexit Hub" providing comments and analysis.

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