Ecer 2012, Cadiz: Many attracted by the NordForsk programme "Education for tomorrow"

08.10.2012
- Attending ECER, I’m delighted to learn that the Nordic region is very well represented at this year’s conference. I’m satisfied with the way our programme “Education for Tomorrow” has been promoted, and with the response it has received so far. We are anticipating many excellent NCoE proposals by the upcoming deadline 6 November 2012, predicts Ane Marte Rasmussen (the Research Council of Norway), on behalf of the Steering Committee. "Education for Tomorrow" will fund a Nordic Centre of Excellence through a currently open call for proposals with deadline 6 November.
Ecer 2012, Cadiz: Many attracted by the NordForsk programme "Education for tomorrow"

Ane Marte Rasmussen (The Research Council of Norway), Krista Varantola (University of Tampere) og Elisabet Nihlfors (The Swedish Research Council)

NordForsk participated at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), presenting the programme “Education for Tomorrow” and its present call for a Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) in two separate sessions during the conference week 17 – 21 September 2012.

ECER is an annual conference on Educational Research, organised by the European Educational Research Association (EERA). This year’s conference theme was “The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All”. The event took place in Cádiz, Spain, and attracted approximately 3000 delegates from all over Europe. ECER is an arena where researchers and politicians, as well as representatives from public and private sectors gather in order to exchange knowledge on educational research and establish international networks. The program featured research presentations and workshops, keynote lectures, networking sessions, various exhibitions, social events, and more.

Chair of the steering committee Krista Varantola together with Lotta Strandberg and Siv H. Strand Larsen represented NordForsk at sessions dedicated to Education for Tomorrow. Also present from the Steering Committee were Elisabet Nihlfors (SE) and Ane Marte Rasmussen (NO). NordForsk organised two separate sessions in which the programme “Education for Tomorrow” and its present call for an NCoE was presented. Ms. Strandberg presented the programme and the call, followed by Ms. Larsen who presented the application procedure. The aim of the two workshops and NordForsk’s participation at ECER was to promote the programme and the call and to clarify any questions, as well as to attract potential applicants and facilitate networking activities.

Text and photo:  Siv H. Strand Larsen

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