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AEA Europe Participation Fund

Apply to the AEA-Europe Participation Fund and attend the conference!

Up to to 2011, AEA-Europe ran a scheme funded through voluntary contributions from members over and above the annual membership fee. The goal was to support attendance at the annual conference for those participants for whom the costs of attending would otherwise be prohibitive.

The success of the annual conference in 2016 in Limassol boosted the financial health of the Association. Consequently, the AEA-Europe Council decided, from now on, to operate a similar scheme and allocate the sum of €5,000 to the “Participation Fund”. Effective for the next annual conference in 2017 in Prague, a participant struggling to meet participation costs, may apply to the AEA-Europe Council for partial funding.  The application should list

  • the member’s current role and contribution to assessment development within Europe
  • the costs contributed by the participant and that to be potentially funded by the Association
  • the ways that the lessons learned from participating at the conference could contribute to improving assessment in Europe
  • whether the member has had a presentation or a poster accepted for the upcoming conference.

In addition to being open to members of the Association, the Participation Fund will be open to teachers or other educational professionals from the country in which the annual conference is being held.

All “Participation Fund” applications must be submitted to the AEA-Europe Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st July 2017 for approval, based on the following criteria:

  • the applicant or their organization would not otherwise be able to attend;
  • other sources of funding have been sought;
  • the applicant has sufficient background knowledge of assessment issues to participate in conference and benefit from it;
  • the applicant will make arrangements to disseminate to others in their own country; and
  • the applicant is in a position in their country to assist in the development of the assessment system or its reform.