General Assembly

About the IEA General Assembly

The General Assembly is the central decision making body of IEA. It consists of representatives appointed by the IEA member institutions, who attend General Assembly meetings as voting delegates and represent the educational research, policy, and practitioner interests of their country.

The General Assembly determines the general policy of the association and, through the election of members of the IEA Standing Committee, controls the implementation of IEA policy and the operations of the IEA Secretariat and IEA DPC. The assembly also admits new members to the association, and approves the annual budget.

What happens at a General Assembly meeting?

Once a year, the General Assembly meets to review IEA projects and receive reports on various aspects of the association, including current and future studies, membership, and finance. Country representatives are invited to share their experiences with the dissemination of IEA study results and the impact of these results on national educational reforms. In addition, the meeting usually includes professional development sessions on topics related to IEA studies.

Each meeting is hosted by one of the member institutions. In addition to the General Assembly representatives, the annual meeting is also attended by IEA officers, international study coordinators, committee members, observers from key international organizations and funding agencies, and experts in the field of research and evaluation. Typically, more than 60 countries are represented, and participation helps to strengthen national and regional contacts and solidify the IEA research network.