The online support session provided an opportunity for EERA’s emerging researchers, their supervisors and research leaders to engage in interactive discussions which supported
- broadening professional development opportunities and research dissemination experiences internationally;
- exchanging experiences and ideas about research and researcher development;
- actively participating in an European research community for Emerging Researchers.
After ECER 2016, the current Link Convenor, Saneeya Qureshi (United Kingdom) took over from Patricia Fidalgo. She is supported by a team of co-convenors.
After ECER 2012, Patricia Fidalgo took over from Fiona Hallet. She was Link Convenor until ECER 2016.
At ECER 2010 "Education and Cultural Change” in Helsinki, Graham Attwell and his colleagues from Pontysysgu interviewed the link convenors Joana Duarte and Fiona Hallett.
After ECER 2009, Fiona Hallett took over from Joana Duarte as Link Convenor for the Emerging Researchers. She served the ERG until 2013.
Joana da Silveira Duarte acted as Link Convenor from 2005-2009.
The Emerging Researchers Group began life as the Postgraduate Network (PGN) in 2002. The remit of the PGN was to support postgraduate students; this support focussed around the ECER pre-conference. However, the remit and identity of the PGN has evolved as it has grown and diversified. In 2009, the then pre-conference hosted almost 200 participants, from over 15 countries, many of whom were engaged in doctoral studies. Nevertheless, a significant number of our members are emerging and early career researchers, and the PGN name was change to reflect this fact. Presently, it is known as the Emerging Researchers' Group (ERG), and the Emerging Researchers' Conference now hosts almost 400 participants from over 40 countries.
The ERG has a Senior Mentor who acts as an advocate for emerging researchers and oversees the working of the ERG. The ERG intends to develop virtual capacity over the coming years in order to enable communication and collaboration between members from different contexts.
Join the ERG platform "EERA Emerging Researchers' Group" on LinkedIn This space for the ERG has the purpose of being a more interactive platform where members can contact each other directly and where they may exchange information and resources. It will also provide information about the ERG activities.