EERJ Roundtable 2009

European Educational Research Journal Roundtable ‘Researcher Mobility in Europe’

The focus of the Roundtable will be on researcher mobility in Europe>; policy and data on mobility [who goes where], the flows of researchers around the European Research Area and Higher Education Area as a single place of work.

 Researcher mobility acrossEurope is beginning to affect  the working lives of new educational researchers and it is creating more Europeanized working environments and subjects of study, even in the field of education which is often viewed as a more national endeavour.

The EERJ Roundtable is an opportunity to review the scale of European researcher mobility, its purposes and its effects. The Roundtable will be chaired by Prof Martin Lawn,  and will include presentations by the following and an opportunity to raise questions on the subject.


Peter van der Hijden

Peter van der Hijden has joined the European Commission in 1991and has worked mainly in the field of higher education at DG Education and Culture. He has contributed to the development of the Erasmus programme and represented the Commission in the Bologna Follow-Up Group. His dossiers included the modernisation of universities (Lisbon Strategy), recognition of degrees (ENIC-NARIC), credits (ECTS), quality assurance (ENQA), Qualifications Frameworks, Bologna, EQF, Tuning) and  the development of transparency instruments (University Data Collection, Classification and Ranking). On 1 March 2009, he moved to DG Research, Unit Universities and Researchers, to deal with the implementation of the European Partnership for Researchers: better careers and more mobility. Before joining the European Commission, Peter worked for ten years as University Administrator at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where he graduated in Law in 1986.


Prof. Michael Schratz

Michael Schratz is Dean of the Faculty of Education at Innsbruck University. He is the Austrian representative of ENTEP (European Network of Teacher Education Policies) and of the EU Expert Group on Teacher and Trainer Education. He is Chair of working groups in professionalisation nationally and internationally.

Publications include Self-Evaluation in European Schools: A Story of Change (Routledge) with John MacBeath, Denis Meuret, Lars Jabkobsen, and

Research as Social Change (Routledge) with Rob Walker


Prof. Jane Kenway

Jane Kenway is Associate Dean/Research, Monash University, Australia. She is recognized internationally for her research expertise on the politics of educational change in the 
context of wider social, cultural and political change. Her more recent 
jointly written books are Haunting the Knowledge Economy (Routledge 2006), Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis (Palgrave, 
2006), and Consuming 
Children; Education-Advertising-Entertainment (Open University Press, 
2001). Her more recent jointly edited books are Globalising the Research Imagination (
Routledge, 2008), and Globalising public education: policies, pedagogies and politics, (Peter Lang, 2005)


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