In recent days the European Educational Research Association (EERA), in common with many other organisations, has made the transition to remote working arrangements in the face of the global crisis resulting from the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are currently in the process of making decisions about key activities of the Association.
Perhaps the most important of these decisions relates to the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) scheduled to be held in Glasgow from 24 - 28 August 2020. EERA is in regular contact with our local partners, The University of Glasgow and the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), with a view to coming to an informed decision on the feasibility of hosting ECER this year. There are currently no plans to cancel or reschedule ECER 2020, however, the situation is under constant review.
At all times our primary concern when deciding on the future of ECER 2020 is the health and safety of the participants. For this reason, we will continue to liaise with our local partners and to take best advice from health experts as well as local and national authorities.
For the moment we continue to plan for ECER 2020 and are currently working on finalising the programme. We are also exploring innovative registration pathways. More details and updates to the conference deadlines will follow in the coming days. The local organisers are also continuing to plan for all aspects of the conference and remain committed to hosting us in Glasgow at the end of August.
At this time of challenge and crisis for so many of us, EERA offers its solidarity and best wishes to all who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We remain committed to engaging in research for the benefit of education and society and look forward to bringing together researchers from across Europe and beyond to begin the process of ‘Re-connecting Communities’.
President of EERA