After ECER 2004 in Crete several members from Network 12 made an attempt to raise funds from The European Commission for a prolongation (with changes) of the PERINE project: <link http: www.dipf.de perine start frameset.htm.>www.dipf.de/perine/start/frameset.htm
Unfortunately our proposal did not succeed although it received positive comments from the Commission.
This has changed the core idea of PERINE from a project with a web-site of its own to an ongoing network of professionals and institutions working in the intersection between European educational research and information- and documentation-services.
PERINE has an open email list at <link http: www.jiscmail.ac.uk lists perine-network.html.>www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/perine-network.html.
This list is aimed at those with an interest in the "Europe-wide transmission of information about educational research".
During ECER in Dublin the network was involved in consultations involving publishers and the EERA council on the future creation of a possible European database in educational research. We also spent time discussing this issue among ourselves.
The networks own paper-sessions in Dublin took up the following themes one from formal education and one from informal education:
University student’s acquisition of information competence: the teaching/learning process
Information seeking and lifelong learning among genealogist
During ECER in Dublin the Network had its annual meeting.
For the coming year it was decided that we should do our best to increase the number of papers for the network in Geneva. The main theme of the Geneva Conference Transforming knowledge could and should be linked to papers produced for and by the network. Different examples were mentioned: The history of educational documentation in Europe, bibliometric or other studies of the transformation of educational key concepts. Overall there was a consensus on making an attempt as a network to be more visible in the Geneva programme.