ECER 2019 “Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future?” took place from 2 to 6 September 2019 at Universität Hamburg, Germany.
ECER organised by the EERA (European Educational Research Association) conferences are held annually and ECER is the largest European Conference in Education Research, usually held at the end of August or in September. In the conference the participants discuss topical issues dealing with all kinds of education – formal, non-formal, informal, school education, vocational education, higher education, adult education, special education etc.
In the conference in Hamburg the presenters discussed the answers to the following questions: 1) What do we know about the unfolding of current educational processes in present times and what are the skills and capacities that are needed in this complex situation? 2) How can educational systems – also operating under conditions of uncertainty – provide a basis for the development of those skills and capacities? 3) Which ‘promises’ can educational systems and institutions make to the future generations, and which can they actually keep? 4) What is the role of education itself and educational research in dealing with the aforementioned problems? 5) Can regional experiences and insights be ‘internationalised’, or must we work from context to context?
The conference work is organised in plenary sessions, workshops, conference sessions in 33 scientific networks, poster presentation.
According to EERA webpage, 2142 submissions were presented in the ECER 2019 Programme. It involved 2649 authors and many conference listeners. Figure 1 shows the ratio of submission formats.