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All education systems (country, state, or city), including those in countries that are not currently IEA members, are welcome to join IEA studies. To join one or more of our studies, please apply to the permanent secretariat of the IEA in Amsterdam.

If your country is not yet a member of the IEA, our secretariat will ask you about your plans for organizing the study at the national level. The IEA expects all participating countries to appoint their own national center, a national research coordinator (NRC), and a national committee consisting of experts in the curriculum and policymaking domains and in the technical aspects of implementing the study. The committee must be available for consultation throughout the project.

The IEA also requires each participating country to cover the costs of the study at the national level (including the costs that will allow their NRC to attend study meetings), and to contribute to the costs of coordinating the study internationally. The amount of funding that the secretariat asks participating countries to provide depends on the scope of the study and the availability of funds from other national or international agencies. The secretariat establishes these costs in close cooperation with each study’s international study center and IEA members.

For more information about the requirements of implementing an IEA study in your country, please refer to the description of national center tasks. To enroll your country in a study or to inquire about current and future projects, please contact the IEA at secretariat [at]

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To join the IEA as an institutional member, please fill in our application form and submit it to secretariat [at]