This year, despite the global pandemic and going online, we managed to receive high quality submissions on a variety of topics. The themes varied from student positioning in mathematics education discourses to the advancements of teachers' professional learning, as well as from screening mathematics performance to affective aspects of mathematics teaching and learning. We also had a 2-part workshop on the two-way interaction between researchers and practitioners when designing educational studies and disseminating the findings. The number of submissions remained as usual; we had participants all over and outside Europe; we had animated discussions and were able to feel like a strong community despite the challenges of the physical distance and time differences. We are all hopeful to meeting in person next year, and receiving a number of insightful, innovative submissions again.