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ECER 2019, Hamburg

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

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Season Schools

The annual EERA Summer Schools bring together about 70 emerging researchers from 20 – 30 countries, who are tutored and advised by experienced researchers, guaranteeing a broad and diverse academic background and atmosphere. Some EERA networks conduct 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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Welcome to EERA

Research for the benefit of education and society


Network Funding
The EERA Council has started an initiative to fund network activities. Networks may apply for funding one month prior to EERA Council Meetings. All projects fostering the aim and objectives of EERA and the applying network are welcome. New funding deadline: 30 September 2019
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3rd EERA Academic Writing Workshop - SIPed Summer School, Otranto, Italy
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, the third of which took place in Otranto, Italy on 5 July.
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Open Science in the European Educational Sciences Landscape: Spark the Discussion
Starting with ECER 2019, the EERA Council and Executive Board will take up the initiative of Networks 2, 6, 12 and 30 to discuss challenges and opportunities of Open Science within European Educational Sciences.
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Goethe University Frankfurt and Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen are inviting applications for 12 doctoral student positions
The 12 doctoral student positions (TV-L E13, 65% part-time) are in the DFG Research Training Group „Doing Transitions“ starting on 1st of January 2020 for a fixed term of 3 years, located in Frankfurt and in Tübingen respectively. Application deadline: 13 September 2019
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SHE (Schools for Health in Europe) Academy 2019 – Invitation
Do you have an interest in school health promotion? Do you want to know more about Research Methods in School Health Promotion? Then sign up for the SHE Academy 2019 to be held at Lyon University in France.
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Best Paper Award 2018
Sara Franch’s paper “Global Citizenship Education: a new ‘moral pedagogy’ for the 21st century?” focuses on the emergence of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in the educational discourse of a province in northern Italy and outlines how policy-makers and teachers construct GCE as a pedagogical framework for schooling in the 21st century.
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Second EERA Hosted Academic Writing Workshop - Eger, Hungary
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, the second of which took place in Eger, Hungary on 24 May.
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European Commission: Call for applications for the selection of members of the commission expert group
On 13 Mai 2019, the European Commission launched a call for experts to join future Mission Boards, which will advise the Commission on the new concept of Missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
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EASSH position paper
In this paper, the Alliance recommends that to best capture the impact of research, researchers must be enabled to use a diversity of methods, data sources and forms of explaining the impact of their projects. EASSH invites the European Commission to capture impact not project by project, but on the wider terrain of the overall calls’ aims.
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Congratulations to EERA's New Honorary Network Members 2019
Warm congratualtions to the new Honorary Network Members Helene Ärlestig, Joyce Goodman, Bob Jeffrey, Meinert Meyer, Ton Mooij and Birgit Pepin.
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First EERA Hosted Academic Writing Workshop Takes Place in Vilnius
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, starting on 22 March 2019 in Vilnius.
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WERA Book Series: Education Science, Evidence, and the Public Good
WERA (World Education Research Association) invites submissions for the books series "Education Science, Evidence, and the Public Good". The series explores how the use of scientific evidence in education has informed and transformed relationships between research, policy, and practice for the public good on regional and international levels.
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Welcome to EERA's newest member, Luxembourg Educational Research Association (LuxERA)
EERA Council welcomed the Luxembourg Educational Research Association (LuxERA) as a full EERA member at the March 2019 meeting in Berlin.
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Congratulations to Maria Pacheco Figueiredo, EERA's Secretary General
EERA warmly congratulates Maria Pacheco Figueiredo on being elected by Council to a second term as EERA's Secretary General.
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101 ideas on the future of research and innovation in Europe
The European Commission has published the report '101 Ideas on the future of Research and Innovation in Europe'. EERA supports all efforts to open discussions about the development of research and innovation in Europe and hopes that future publications will continue to take account of the breadth and richness of conceptualisation of education and educational research that underpins the work of the association at all levels.
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NW 17. Histories of Education proudly presents "Looking Back Going Forward: School_Time in Flux and flow in Europe and Beyond"
EERA Network 17 - Histories of Education proudly presents "Looking Back Going Forward: School_Time in Flux and flow in Europe and Beyond": teaching-learning materials on school and time issued both as an e-/publication and an online platform (still slightly under construction).
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Interested in hosting an EERA Summer School? EERA Council is currently looking for a host for the EERA Summer School 2022-2023. The EERA Summer School is a joint project of EERA and the hosting institution.
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Electing the future ERG Link Convenor
Within European Educational Research Association (EERA), Emerging researchers' interests are represented by the Emerging Researchers' Group (ERG). Now it is time to choose the next Link Convenor of the ERG. The person chosen will shadow the current Link Convenor as of ECER 2019 and takes over after the conference in Glasgow in 2020.
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WERA Visiting Researcher Award
As part of WERA’s and IEA’s efforts to contribute to the advancement of educational research, we jointly offer academics the opportunity to visit the IEA Research and Analysis (RandA) Unit in Hamburg, Germany, and the Diversity in Education Research Lab (DiVER) at University of Hamburg.
Application Deadline: 31 January
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Keynote Videos ECER 2018
While we are getting ready for the ECER 2019 submission process, we have recently uploaded the ECER 2018 Keynotes to the EERA Youtube Channel. Feel free to share the links, review a session you followed or tune in to one you have not heard so far.
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Congratulations to EERA candidate member LuxERA on their Inaugural LuxERA Conference 2018
EERA would like to congratulate the Luxemboug Educational Research Association (LuxERA) on their Inaugural LuxERA Conference 2018 which will take place 7 - 9 November at the University of Luxembourg Campus Belval.
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Invitation for International Research Seminar & Call for Papers for a Special Issue
(Post) Academic Careers: PhD graduates and Employability in- and outside Academia, Friday 29 March 2019, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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HEDSS - Histories of Education Summer School
10th History of Education Doctoral Summer School, 13 – 16 June 2019, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
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WERA 2019 Focal Meeting in Tokyo - 10th Anniversary
05 - 08 August 2019, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Submission Deadline: 31 January 2019
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ERC Best Poster Award 2018
The Emerging Researchers' Poster Jury awarded the ERC Best Poster Prize 2018 to Anna Heudorfer and Sinah Mielich for their poster "Community-oriented Research-based Learning as Teaching Approach for Inclusion and Exclusion in Higher Education".
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EERA concerns on Hungarian plans to abolish Gender Studies
EERA Council and Executives are concerned about the Hungarian government’s proposed law to abolish accredited MA programs in gender studies in Hungary and wirte to the Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities.
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EASSH Position Paper for the EOSC Summit
In June, EASSH has been invited to attend the European Open Science Summit. The aim of the event is to reflect on the progress of our current achievements and ongoing efforts, and to consult with the key stakeholders, on operational and strategic aspects of the EOSC before the implementation phase starts.
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SSH integration in H2020 - EASSH response
The European Alliance for SSH has compared the first two reports that the European Commission published analysing the integration of SSH in the the Leadership Programme and in the Societal Challenge.
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