For ECER 2019 almost 100 proposals have made their way into network 7. A total of 16 researchers from all over Europe reviewed these in a double-blind procedure. Involved were in detail: Getahun Yacob Abraham (Karlstad University, Sweden), Helen Avery (Lund University, Sweden), Ghazala Bhatti (Bath Spa University, United Kingdom), Hugh Busher (University of Leicester, United Kingdom), David Doubek (Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic), Sandra Girbés-Peco, (University of Barcelona, Spain), Francesca Gobbo (University of Turin, Italy), Katrin Huxel (Universität Osnabrück, Germany), Yvonne Leeman (University of Humanistic Studies, Netherlands), Eunice Macedo (Porto University, Portugal), Carola Mantel (University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland), Dana Moree (Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic), Isabella Pescarmona (University of Turin, Italy), Lisa Rosen (University of Cologne, Germany), Seyda Subasi Singh (University of Vienna, Austria) and Henrike Terhart (University of Cologne, Germany).
Also this year the sessions in Network 7 were well attended and there was a lively exchange and intensive discussions between the participants. The program this year had three sessions on Tuesday morning up to and including Wednesday morning, so that three sessions took place parallel to each other. From Wednesday noon to Friday these were two strands with two parallel sessions each.
A total of 76 submissions were presented in the NW 07 programs in 2019, 89 submitting authors were involved.
In addition to the paper sessions, four symposia and the two research workshops are particularly noteworthy. One of these workshops was organized by the convenor team of network 7 (https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/24/contribution/49795/) in order to continue the longlasting conversation with the network members on our own intercultural professionalism as researchers in the field of Social Justice and Intercultural Education. Besides, Network 7 realised the previously announced opening session entitled “German Discourse on Migration and Education – Opening Session of Network 7 "Social Justice and Intercultural Education“ (https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/24/contribution/49790/). It was a great pleasure that network 7 could attract Prof. Dr. Claudia Machold for this event. She represents the Division 3 – Intercultural and International Comparative Education of the German Educational Research Association (GERA). As an expert on the German discourse on migration and education, she has agreed to invite three researchers from the host country of this year's conference to present the national discourse in this research area for the international audience.
A further highlight was the EERA Research Workshop "Education Research At Risk In Europe: What are the scientific, ethical, political and practical implications?", (https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/24/contribution/49252/), which was part of the central events of the overall programme and was organised jointly with the following four networks: NW 04 (Inclusive Education), NW 08 (Health and Wellbeing Education), NW 20 (Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments) and NW 30 (Environmental and Sustainability Education Research, ESER).