European Educational Research Association

The European Educational Research Association (EERA) is an association of about 40 national and regional European associations for general educational research. Its activities cover all educational research areas including research on higher education. EERA membership is made up of associations from over 30 countries from all parts of Europe ranging from Norway to Turkey and Ireland to Kazakhstan.

This entry provides an overview of EERA and describes its history, aims, organizational structure, and activities.


EERA was founded in June 1994 following discussions among representatives of national educational research associations and several major research institutes throughout Europe. According to EERA’s website, the participants in the discussions felt

the need for a European association to foster the exchange of ideas amongst European researchers, promote collaboration in research, improve research quality ...

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