ERC Lunch Break Events

ERC 2022 will host two lunch break events:

  • "Getting to Know EERA and Making the Most of the Emerging Researchers' Conference and ECER" on Monday, 22 August, 12:30 - 13:30
  • "Lunch Break with Local Academics" on Tuesday, 23 August, 12:30 - 13:30

You are invited to register for these workshops on the first day of the ERC 2022, Monday 22 August starting at 8:00. You can register near the EERA Desk where there will be sign-up lists to which you can add your name. Please note that these workshops are offered on a limited capacity, first-come, first-serve basis.

Getting to Know EERA and Making the Most of the Emerging Researchers' Conference and ECER

  • Monday, 22 August, 12:30 - 13:30

You are warmly invited to attend this informal lunch session which will be facilitated by experienced academics and the ERG co-conveners who will help you chart your way through the conference program and understand the structure of EERA and how you can participate in additional activities. This is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow ‘emerging’ researchers.

The following themes will be addressed within the session. The themes will shortly be introduced at the beginning of the session. After this introduction you are welcome to participate in informal discussions and ask questions pertaining these themes to the experienced academics and co-convenors.

Doing Educational Research
We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by the Editors of ‘Doing Educational Research: Overcoming Challenges in Practice’. This SAGE/EERA book was developed as a result of feedback from PhD students and addresses challenges researchers have encountered in their projects. In this there are accounts of how experienced researchers handled entry into the research field, how they discussed and managed research result that posed problems when accounted back to the field, and how doing research in a second language, i.e. English, creates a complex set of challenges from interpretation to communication of your research.

Networks, Networking and Development Opportunities
Connect with experts in your field by identifying your network and attending their programs.  We will discuss opportunities and strategies for building your network during the conference and beyond. 

Converting your conference paper into a publication
Explore the unique opportunities afforded to participants at the Emerging Researchers’ Conference to maximize your publication success. We will discuss several possibilities the conference offers to receive feedback on your work, for example during and after your conference-presentation.

ERG co-convenors
Meet the Emerging Researchers’ Group co-conveners who will share their recent experiences as Early Career Researchers and provide helpful tips for making the most of the conference experience.


  • Joe O’Hara, EERA President and EERA Blog editor
  • Maria Pacheco Figueiredo, EERA Secretary General, Network 11: Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance and EERA Network 27: Didactics - Learning and Teaching
  • Petra Grell, Networks' Representative on Council and EERA Network 06: Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
  • Anna Aleksanyan, ECER 2022 Conference Coordinator and Armenian Educational Research Association representative
  • Marina Galstyan, Director of Center for Educational Research and Consulting, Armenia
  • Irina Usanova, Link Convenor EERA Network 31, Led - Network on Language and Education
  • Satu Perälä-Littunen, Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) representative, ERG Senior Mentor and EERA Network 14: Communities, Families, and Schooling in Educational Research
  • Edwin Keiner, ERG Senior Fellow and EERA Network 17: Histories of Education; Network 13: Philosophy of Education; and Network 23: Policy Studies and Politics of Education
  • Marit Honerod Hoveid, EERA President elect, ERG Senior Fellow and EERA Network 13: Philosophy of Education: Education and Psychoanalysis
  • Lisa Bugno, ERG co-Convenor and EERA Network 07: Social Justice and Intercultural Education
  • Xeniya Tursunbayeva, ERG co-Convenor and EERA  Network 10: Teacher Education Research.
  • Anouk Ticheloven, ERG shadow co-Convenor
  • Sofia Eleftheriadou, ERG shadow co-Convenor and EERA Network 9: Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement.
  • Saneeya Qureshi, ERG Link Convenor, EERA Blog Editor and EERA Network 01: Professional Learning and Development

Please register for this event on the first day of the ERC 2022.

Lunch Break with Local Academics

  • Tuesday, 23 August, 12:30 - 13:30

The Local Organising Committee and the Convenors of the Emerging Researchers' Group are delighted to inform you about a unique opportunity as part of the social programme that will take place at lunchtime 12:30 to 13:30 on Tuesday 23 August during the Emerging Researchers' Conference 2022.

The “Lunch Break with Local Academics” promises to be an engaging opportunity for participants. About 50 emerging researchers who pre-register will have the unique chance to discuss and exchange ideas around a focused topic with 16 local academics. This will be the perfect way for participants to share a meal and to get to know, meet, connect and network both with and their peers and local academics, sharing the latest ground-breaking insights on topics of their interest.

“Lunch Break with Local Academics” is an attractive informal opportunity for emerging researchers to socialise and to take part in the scientific community. The event is intended to give an informal opportunity in a designated location for networking, creating global connections and knowledge exchange during lunch time.

You are invited to register for this event on the first day of the ERC 2022, i.e Monday 22 August 2022. You can register near the EERA Help desk where there will be some sign-up lists to which you can add your name. Please note that this opportunity is offered on a limited capacity, first-come, first-serve basis.

We look forward to seeing you in Yerevan!

The Local Academics

Name Designation Institution/Faculty Research Interests
Arevik Anapiosyan Adjunct Lecturer; Partnerships and Development Finance Officer at United Nations; Board member at UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Harvard Business School Alumni; Former Deputy Minister American University of Armenia; United Nations Policy Studies, Research on Children's Rights in Education, Social Justice
Arevik Hovhannisyan Associate Professor, Ph.D. Armenian State University of Economics Higher education, teaching and learining methods
Arman Melkonyan Monitoring and evaluation expert Center for Educational Research and Consulting Measurment in educational research
Arusyak Aleksanyan Associate Professor, Ph.D. Center for European Studies (CES) at the Yerevan State University Policy Studies and Politics of Education, Social Research Methodology, Indexes and Indicatore Analysis
Ella Karagulyan Research Consultant CRRC-Armenia, DVV International, Armenia Sociology of Education
Gayane Hovakimyan Lead researcher Center for Educational Research and Consulting education for sustainable development, competence-based education, education rights
Hasmik Kyureghyan Research Consultant PARADIGMA Foundation Armenia Teacher Education
Lilit Avdalyan Researcher, monitoring and evaluation expert International center for Agribusiness Research ICT in Teaching and Learning in HEIs, Work based learning
Lilit Mkrtchyan Associate Professor, Ph.D. Faculty of History, Yerevan State University School standards, Education quality, teachers education and trainings
Lusine Kalantaryan Research Consultant RA Statistical Committee Measurment in educational research
Misha Tadevosyan Research Consultant, Ph.D. DVV International Armenia Vocational Education and Training, Professional Learning and Development
Serob Khachatryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology of Yerevan State University Philosophy of Education; Teacher Training; Teacher Education; Curriculum; Assessment; evaluation; testing; measurement; system monitoring; assessment quality; impact on policy and practice.
Sona Balasanyna Associate Professor, Ph.D. Faculty of Sociology of Yerevan State University; Director of CRRC Sociology of Education, Mixed Methods Research, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Haykuhi Gevorgyan CEO CareerLab Career and Mobility Center Professional orientation, career growth
Maria Zaslavskaya Associate Professor, Ph.D. Faculty of Sociology of Yerevan State University Quantitative data analysis, statistics in education

Important Dates ECER 2022

Submission starts
Submission ends
Review results announced
10 days' period to confirm in-person or online presentation
Registration starts
Early bird ends
Presentation times announced
Registration Deadline for Presenters
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Conference Venue

Yerevan State University
1 Alex Manoogian
0025 Yerevan

Upcoming ECERs

ECER'24, Nicosia
ECER'25, Belgrade
ECER'26, Tampere
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