The ESERA Executive Board invites proposals to host the ESERA Summer School 2020. Proposals (in electronic form) should reach ESERA board member, Bob Evans before January 15, 2019. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals should contain the following:

  • the applicants’ names, institutions and a 2-page CV for each
  • the names of the local organizing committee members
  • the proposed location of the conference (with a description of the venue)
  • details of previous involvement of the organizers in ESERA events (particularly previous summer schools)
  • a rationale (500-1000 words) indicating why the proposal should be chosen

Things to know

  • The board is interested in locations accessible (both geographically and financially) to a large number of European Science Education PhD students.
  • Countries where the Summer School has not previously been held are encouraged to apply.
  • The principal organizers are expected to attend the Summer School in Chania, Crete in 2019 (June 4 – June 9, 2019).
  • The Summer School is self-funded. Local foundation funding for the Summer School is helpful in reducing costs to students (perhaps 15,000€).
  • The maximum that students should have to pay has ranged from 350€ to 400€ for lodging and food. Forty-nine students will be selected to attend.
  • A venue at or near the organizer’s university facilities is preferred since it helps with planning and organization and saves money.
  • The Summer School needs a lecture hall for 80 persons; seven group rooms with projection (nine persons in each room) and three or four workshop rooms (25 persons in each room).
  • Meeting rooms and participant residences close to one another are highly desirable.
  • At least 2/3rds of the residence rooms should be single rooms with some doubles for students who prefer to share and save money.
  • WiFi needs to be widely available and strong enough for simultaneous use by many participants in all meeting rooms.
  • A balance of male and female keynote speakers and staff (coaches and workshops) is needed and will be decided along with the ESERA Board.
  • Poster space at the coffee break area for informal browsing is desired.

The period for selecting the ESERA Summer School 2020 organizers

  • Announcement call September 2018
  • Proposals due January 15, 2019
  • Decision made at ESERA Board meeting in March 2019
  • Two organizers of 2020 attend the 2019 Summer School in the Chania, Crete (June 4 – June 9, 2019)