Network Procedures

EERA is constantly striving to improve the effectiveness and quality of its annual conference. The Networks are a key factor in meeting this objective. They have the key role in refereeing papers. It is, therefore, important to ensure that they apply common procedures on refereeing and making decisions about papers and to ensure that Networks report properly and fully about their practices (in their annual report).

  • EERA Network should have at least three convenors, drawn from three different countries. One needs to act as the Link Convenor, the main contact for the EERA office;
  • Link Convenors meet with the Secretary General and/or the Networks’ Representative on Council at ECER to discuss policy and practice.
  • Link Convenors are invited to participate in the annual network seminar, usually taking place in Berlin (April).
  • Networks need to be active, for instance by selecting topics they want to focus on during the following conference to secure that network activities respond to the conference theme in their symposia or special panels, and advertising them in advance
  • It is vital that after each ECER, the Convenors produce an annual report about the activities of the Network at the conference and during the year. If no report is produced then this is taken as a sign that the Network is closing down and will not operate at the following ECER!

NW Representative

Jani Ursin

University of Jyväskylä
Finnish Institute for Educational Research P.O.Box 35
40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

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Network Regulations

Annual Network Seminar and Link Convenor Meetings

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Each year EERA invites Link Convenors to a two-day Network Seminar in Berlin. The aim of this seminar is to further develop communication and collaboration between the different networks.

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Support for Link Convenors and Reviewers

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Nomination for Honorary Network Members

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The proposal for Honorary Network Member is to be submitted by the link convenor of the network, with support from the convenors group and approval in the network meeting during ECER (usually September). EERA Council analyses the proposal and makes the final decision.

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Tasks of Convenors

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Induction of Link Convenors

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Election and mandates of Convenors and Link Convenors

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Changing names and scopes of networks

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Establish a new Network

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