Supporters & Partners

We would like to thank our supporters

DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation)

The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation) is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities.

We thank the DFG for its generous donation to ECER 2019.

Hamburger Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung

The Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities (“Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung” (BWFG)) is the ministerial administrative authority for all state institutions in science, research and equal opportunities in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

We thank the ministry for its generous donation to ECER 2019.

Joachim Herz Stiftung

The Joachim Herz Foundation in Hamburg, Germany, promotes education, science, and research in economics and the natural sciences as well as the personal development of teens and young adults. In these areas we also fund small, innovative third-party projects. Since 2017, additional funding has been granted to support research projects in the fields of medicine and law.

We are happy to annouce the Joachim Herz Stiftung as our "Exclusive Partner“, in which role the Joachim Herz Stiftung is generously supporting the ECER 2019.

Stiftung Mercator

 Stiftung Mercator strives through its work for a society characterized by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. In this context it concentrates on strengthening Europe; increasing the educational success of disadvantaged children and young people, especially those of migrant origin; driving forward climate change mitigation and promoting science and the humanities.

We thank Stiftung Mercator for its generous donation to the ECER 2019.

Otto Group

The Otto Group is a globally active retail and services group with more than 50,000 employees in 30 major company groups and does business in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. For more than three decades, it has combined economic goals with responsibility for humans and nature.

As this fundamental principle is deeply rooted in its corporate culture together with a strong set of values, we are happy to announce the Otto Group as our exclusive "Going Green Partner".


The Claussen-Simon-Stiftung supports talented young people at various stages of their development: at school, at university and in their profession.

The CSS is kindly sponsoring the Emerging Researchers' Conference lunch sessions and poster exhibition.

Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung

The Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung serves the specific purposes of supporting academic research in Hamburg and of disseminating academic learning.

We thank the HWS for its generous donation to the ECER 2019.

KoMBi – the Coordination Office for Multilingualism and Language Education

KoMBi – the Coordination Office for Multilingualism and Language Education – is a cross-project research infrastructure based at the University of Hamburg. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2013, it assists research projects on multilingualism and education to network together and to disseminate activities and findings in Germany as well as internationally.  These projects are situated in different universities throughout Germany and together form a ‘research cluster’.

KoMBi is kindly supporting the Emerging Researchers’ Conference.

IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)

The IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) is an international cooperative of national research institutions, governmental research agencies, scholars, and analysts working to research, understand, and improve education worldwide.

The IEA is kindly sponsoring water dispensers at the conference, thereby supporting our Going Green initiatives.


Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals and books under the SpringerOpen imprint. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community.

Springer is kindly sponsoring the fruit catering at the ERC conference, thereby supporting our Going Green initiatives.


MAXQDA is a professional software solution for qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis – for both Windows and Mac – used by thousands of researchers worldwide. Released in 1989, it has a long history of providing researchers with powerful and easy-to-use analytical tools to help make every research project a success. Analyze interviews, reports, tables, online surveys, focus groups, videos, audio files, literature, images and more.

MAXQDA is kindly sponsoring the Best Paper Award for the Emerging Researchers Conference.


Elsevier is a leading publisher in the field of educational research, publishing highly respected, peer-reviewed journals.   We offer a range of different publishing options across all education journals, as well as a new, multidisciplinary open access journal, Social Sciences & Humanities Open.  Please visit our website to learn more.

Elsevier supports the Best Poster Award for ECER 2019.


Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video.

The publishing house SAGE is kindly donating one of the annual conference bursaries for emerging researchers.


EERA cooperates with “myclimate”, a Swiss non-profit organisation engaged internationally in climate education and awareness to support climate protection projects.

Organising Partners

EERA - European Educational Research Association

EERA is the European association of learned societies in educational research. EERA encourages collaboration amongst researchers in Europe through conferences, such as the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), and seminars and promotes communication between the research community and international governmental organisations. It strengthens emerging researchers through season schools, ECER bursaries and awards.

Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg is co-organiser and host for ECER 2019.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (German Educational Research Association) is as German EERA member association a partner in organising ECER 2019 in Hamburg.

EERA Going Green

As part of the commitment of EERA to ensuring that our annual European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) is as sustainable as possible, we were delighted to work with the local organisers of our Hamburg 2019 conference to develop our 'Green Agenda'.  Watch this videoto learn more!

To cover and document the conference from a student’s perspective, Josephine Hohberg, a masterstudent in Hamburg, will blog and report on her #ECER2019 experience.
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