Social Events

Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, 2 September, 12:00 - 12:45

Location: A101

We would like to formally welcome you to ECER 2014, „The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research“, hosted by the University of Porto. This year ECER is celebrating its 20th year anniversary with various events throughout the conference. During the Opening Ceremony, a website on EERA’s “visual history” will officially be launched.


  • Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto
  • Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Rector of the University of Porto
  • Helena Costa Araújo, Research Centre Director (CIIE - Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas,)
  • Almerindo Janela Afonso, President of SPCE
  • Lejf Moos, President of EERA

Visit the EERA-History Website

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Welcome Reception

On Tuesday 02 September, there will be a Welcome Reception at FEUP. A light dinner will be From 8 to 8.30 pm the Classical Orchestra of FEUP will perform at Auditorium, Building A, floor 1.

Day: Tuesday, 02 September
Time: 19:00 – 21.00
Place:Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto - FE-UP; Rua Doutor Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto

Main Social Event - Casa da Musica

Thursday, 4 September, 19.30-22.30
Location: Casa da Música.

In 1994 the European Educational Research Association was established. The fact that EERA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year is celebrated with a festive event in Casa de Musica. At the opening of the social event we will gather to commemorate these last 20 years. It will be celebrated with some short speeches, with music and cake. Afterwards there will be refreshments and light catering around in the halls of Casa the Musica. Theo Wubbels and Marit Honerød Hoveid are hosting this event on behalf of EERA.

Casa de Música:

Opened to the public in the spring of 2005, Casa da Música was designed by the acclaimed architect Rem Koolhaas. The building became an icon of the city of Porto and represents a distinctive architectural heritage. This place promotes a relevant cultural interface between Portugal and the whole World. Mainly focused on musical events, the activities promoted by Casa da Música involve performances of different musical styles (from classical music to the forefront of urban trends), artistic training, testing and improvement of orchestras as well as other of residents or travelers groups. Moreover, has an educative dimension, promoting concerts, workshops and activities for families, children and school audiences.

All Main Conference participants are invited to celebrate the remarkable date of the 20th anniversary of EERA in this contemporary iconic building. After the official part of the ceremony that will take place at Sala Suggia, a light dinner will be served spread in several spaces of Casa da Música. As part of the summer programme the House of Music offers free entrance concerts outside the building. Some will take place during ECER conference days.

Address: Avenida da Boavista, 604-610, 4149-071 Porto

How to get to Casa da Música:
By Metro: Lines A, B, C, E, F (Stop: Casa da Música)
Coming from ECER Venue you will have to switch lines at Trindade Station

By Bus (STCP):  201, 202, 203, 204, 208, 209, 303, 402, 501, 502, 503, 504, 507, 601, 803, 902, 903

By Car
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Casa da Musica

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