Annual Report 2011, Berlin

Annual Report 2011, Berlin

In total, 78 proposals were accepted with authors committed to presenting. This represented an increase of 25.8 percent in comparison to previous conference (ECER 2010). Fourteen reviewers assessed submissions (assessment per submission). Reviewers were from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Mexico, Spain and the UK. Every submission was reviewed by two reviewers.

In total, 75 out of 78 proposals registered for ECER 2011 were presented (three of those accepted failed to present. There were two round tables, one workshop, one symposium, and three posters

Number of sessions:

  • 25 presentations of papers, round tables, workshop, symposium
  • 1 network meeting
  • 1 poster session: all accepted posters were exhibited

Presenters of papers, round tables, workshop, symposia and posters came from the following 22 countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, USA

The number of attendants per session ranged from five (sessions at  8:30 AM) to 19.
The most repeated number of attendants per session was 11-20
Attendants came rom the following 26 countries:

Austria, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA

Room were available during sessions, mostly with enough space. The temperature was pleasant and seating arrangements were good. Equipment was available and worked perfectly. The timing of sessions worked out well: presentations were well-paced; there was enough time for presentations and discussions (in general). The language of communication did not offer difficulties in general. The communication language (in English) was better, in general, than previous years.  Approximately 50 percent of presenters did not give handouts to attendants (although they were told of this before the conference).

A symposium was held with participants from:

  • Germany (Chair & discussant)
  • Germany (presenter)
  • Norway (presenter)
  • UK (presenter)
  • Austria (presenter)

One workshop was held with participants from:

  • USA (Chair)
  • USA (two presenters)
  • The Netherlands (one presenter)

One Round table was held with participants from:

  • Finland (Chair)
  • The Netherlands (discussant)
  • The Netherlands (1 presenter)
  • Finland (1 presenter)
  • Latvia (1 presenter)

One Network meeting was held as session 7 (September 14th, 16:45-18:15). Seventeen people attended the session. Topics addressed during network meeting session included:

  • Acknowledgment to reviewers, chairs, discussants, presenters, attendants
  • Possible collaborative research
  • ECER 11 Network evaluation
  • Session functioning
  • Presenters’ attendance
  • Session attendance
  • Proposals to EERA council and to promote network 11
  • Publication of ECER 2010, 2011
  • Paper reviewers for ECER 2012
  • Submissions reviewing
  • Network structure
  • Other themes

Those attending the network meeting expressed their satisfaction with regard to the support provided by members of the local committee and of the Freie Üniverstät of Berlin. The members did a good job of opening and closing rooms for sessions, of arranging technological support, of facilitating and collected the templates for EERA session reports and of offering the necessary help to organizers, chairs, discussants presenters and participants. Organizers, chairs, discussants, presenters and attendants also expressed their gratitude for the effective and friendly assistance provided by the EERA Office and by EERA organization in general.
A network dinner was held after the network meeting. Twenty-five people attended the dinner, which was held at a nice restaurant in Berlin.

Each network holds a Network Meeting during ECER and invites interested researchers to join. We have collected the network meeting minutes.
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EERA has published ECER statistics for each network since 2018.
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