The World Education Research Association (WERA) came into being on April 18, 2009. WERA is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations. Its express aim is to further education research as a scientific and scholarly field.

EASA is a founding member of the World Education Research Association (WERA). This privileges EASA members who consequently have access to WERA’s considerable networks and resources. WERA-related opportunities have urged EASA members toward special sensitivity to education issues with relevance to the global south, without neglecting south-north discourses and knowledge exchange.

ERAS Conference and WERA focal meeting 2023

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WERA Visiting Researcher Award Call 2023

In collaboration with the World Education Research Association (WERA), the International Association for the Evaluation of the Educational Achievement (IEA), and the Research Center “Literacy in Diversity Settings” (LiDS) at the University of Hamburg, we warmly invite early stage researchers and experienced researchers engaged in educational research from all nationalities to apply for the WERA Visiting Researcher Award.

This award enables visiting researchers to develop their own research project while benefiting from the individual support of experts from the partner institutes working in different fields related to international large-scale assessments, especially with a focus on diversity in education. The awardee will be privileged with direct access to data and resources of the partner institutes in carrying out their research projects.

Applicants are requested to send all documents via email to wera@aera.net and insert ‘WERA- Academic Researcher Programme’ into the subject of their email when submitting the application. The deadline for the application is April 1st, 2023.

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Call for WERA-IRN Proposals

Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2023

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WERA 2021

Call for submissions

The final deadline to submit is 12 December 2020; 23:59 Central European Time.

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Postponement of WERA 2020

World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020

Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons

Together with the 17th Spanish & 9th Ibero-American Education Conference.

The World Education Research Association (WERA) is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building.

Each year, WERA holds a Focal Meeting in conjunction with the Regular Meeting of a WERA member association. Previous WERA Focal Meetings have been held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2011); Sydney, Australia (2012); Guanajuato, Mexico (2013); Edinburgh, Scotland (2014); Budapest, Hungary (2015); Washington DC, USA (2016); Hong Kong, China (2017); and Tokyo, Japan (2019). In 2018, the first-ever WERA World Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

The WERA 2020 Focal Meeting will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 1st to 3rd July 2020. The main theme of the meeting will be Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons. The Meeting is an integral part of the 17th Spanish & 9th Ibero-American Education Conference, organized by the Spanish Pedagogical Society (SEP) and the University of Santiago de Compostela. As one of the founding members of WERA, the Spanish Pedagogical Society is pleased to host this event.

The WERA Focal Meeting seeks to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design. The WERA 2020 Focal Meeting will consist of a program of paper, posters and symposia sessions on topics of world-wide extent.

The Organizing Committee of the WERA 2020 Focal Meeting is very much looking forward to receiving you at the historical city of Santiago de Compostela and we wish you a ‘Good Camino’.

For more information, click on the link below: http://www.wera-compostela.com/index.htm

The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites submissions for papers, symposia, and posters for the WERA Focal Meeting to be held from 1-3 July 2020 at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Founded in 2009, WERA will be celebrating its 11th anniversary at the Focal Meeting in Spain.

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The call for submissions for the WERA Congress 2018 in Cape Town has been extended – please click on the link below for more details


Prof. Liesel Ebersöhn
Secretary General: WERA

Department of Educational Psychology

Email: liesel.ebersohn@up.ac.za