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


In response to the enduring international uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Education Research Association (WERA), and Sociedad Espanola de Pedagogía (SEP) in conjunction with Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, have decided to revert from a place-based WERA Focal Meeting to an online conference in July 2021.

WERA is looking forward to the multiple opportunities and worldwide collaboration that a virtual meeting generates. Using the EventsAir platform will enable us to host a virtual conference that is rigorous and engaged. Prior to the conference we will send participants detailed guidelines on how to best make use of the platform capabilities. We will notify registered participants of online training opportunities where they will be able to familiarise themselves with the platform in order to easily navigate virtual presentations, chair-roles and networking opportunities. Throughout the conference there will be live IT-support.

All accepted submissions (including Invited Symposia) for the WERA 2021 Focal Meeting are considered as valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Meeting. Accepted submissions will retain a position in the programme and a paid registration fee will be valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Meeting.

Important dates

2021 CALL:

Submission starts
July 1, 2020
Submission ends
January 15, 2021
Decisions announced
March 1, 2021

Early bird registration
July 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

May 1, 2021 - June 20, 2021

Submission of final papers to WERA
May 31, 2021

Virtual workshops
July 6, 2021

WERA Virtual Meeting
July 7-9, 2021


WERA 2021 Organizing Committee