World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020+1
Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons
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. These partners understand that the change to a virtual format may result in some challenges, but the welfare of our partners, members, presenters and participants remains our utmost priority.

Although WERA would have preferred an in-person meeting in the beautiful Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the uncertainty that remains around the COVID-19 pandemic meant that this is not feasible. Not only would a place-based meeting in the current circumstances be difficult to plan, but would also compromise the safety and well-being of all of our attendees. However, WERA is looking forward to the multiple opportunities and worldwide collaboration that a virtual meeting generates and is exploring a wide range of creative, interactive and innovative formats and events to ensure a rigorous and engaging experience for all.

All accepted submissions (including Invited Symposia) for the WERA 2020+1 Focal Meeting are considered as valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting. Accepted submissions will retain a position in the programme and a paid registration fee will be valid for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting.

Registration rates for the WERA 2021 Virtual Focal meeting will remain as published. Registration for the virtual conference will also include one-year individual WERA membership .


Important dates

2020+1 CALL:

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

Early bird registration
July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

April 1, 2021 - June 20, 2021

Submission of final papers to WERA
April 30, 2021

July 6, 2021

WERA-SEP Virtual Conference
July 7-9, 2021


WERA 2020+1 Organizing Committee