ECER 2022 was a great opportunity to discuss research and ideas at the forefront of the education policy field and nurture contacts between education policy researchers. It was great to see more diversity in authors’ national contexts than in previous years, which included a higher proportion of papers from Armenia specifically and Central and Eastern Europe more generally, as well as a few from Russia.
All keynotes were streamlined and accessible via the conference app. The online conference platform was very good for ensuring speakers kept to time and that participants could interact in an equitable manner.
The programme for Network 23 during the in-person and online conference parts together included 4 symposia and panels and 63 paper presentations. Despite participation being a little reduced, both the in-person and online elements provided an important education research forum, with some excellent symposia and individual papers.
At the conference, we thanked Linda Rönnberg who stepped down as a convenor. Linda has done much to support the work of the network during her time as convenor. We also welcomed as convenors Marcella Milana (University of Verona, Italy) and Sofia Viseu (University of Lisbon, Portugal).