One of the major challenges facing educational researchers from non-English speaking countries is the requirement to publish their research in English. EERA is acutely aware of the pressures that this places on researchers in our member associations and as a result, EERA members proposed that the Association develop and pilot an Academic Writing Workshop. This was seen as being a practical solution to a common challenge and one that would support, in particular, emerging researchers and other research communities for whom language was still a barrier for directly impacting debates at a European level.
Supported by EERA, member-associations can offer an academic writing workshop titled "The Essential Guide to Publishing Peer Reviewed Articles" which is facilitated by EERA experts who will deliver the workshop in a number of European Universities. The first workshop was held in Vilnius, Lithuania in partnership with the Lithuanian Academic Educational Association (LERA). During this one day workshop, 25 participants explored a wide range of topics designed to help them develop writing, editing and re-writing skills in English as well as gain knowledge about journal publication processes. The Academic Writing Workshops are aiming at capacity building and thereby clearly support the central mission of EERA for furthering high-quality education research.
Academic Writing Workshops 2020
- 12 May 2020: Luxembourg (tbc)
- 14 September 2020, Ostrava, Czechia (tbc)
- 21 October 2020: Iasi, Romania (tbc)
Application for Workshops: via the respective EERA member association.
Academic Writing Workshops 2019
- Vilnius, Lituania. 22 March 2019
EERA's Lithuanian member association were the first one to host an Academic Writing Workshop and thereby started the series of workshops.
- Eger, Hungary. 24 May 2019
The Hungarian EERA Member Association hosted the second Academic Writing Workshop on 24 May in Eger, Hungary. The workshop was linked to the annual conference of HERA - Hungarian Educational Research Association.
- Otranto, Italy. 5 July 2019
The Italian Association SIPed (Società Italiana di Pedagogia) hosted the "EERA Academic Writing Workshop" held on 5 July in Otranto, Italy. The workshop was linked to the SIPed Summer School.
Hosting a Workshop
EERA member associations who are interested in hosting a workshop should be in touch with the EERA Office at office[at]eera.eu.