General Assembly

The IEA 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. The assembly also admits new members to the association and approves the annual budget.

What happens at a General Assembly meeting?

The General Assembly meets annually 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. The meeting is also attended by IEA staff, 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.

Resources from recent General Assembly meetings are available below. For information about earlier meetings, please contact IEA.

08-11
Oct
2019

60th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 60th General Assembly meeting will be held from 8-11 October 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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09-12
Oct
2018

59th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Astana, Kazakhstan

The 59th General Assembly meeting was held from 9-12 October 2018 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The meeting marked IEA's 60th anniversary year.

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11-14
Oct
2017

58th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Budapest, Hungary

The 58th General Assembly meeting was held from 11-14 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

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10-13
Oct
2016

57th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Oslo, Norway

The 57th General Assembly Meeting was held from 10-13 October 2016 in Oslo, Norway.

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05-08
Oct
2015

56th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico

The 56th meeting of the IEA General Assembly was held from 5-8 October 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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13-16
Oct
2014

55th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Vienna, Austria

The 55th IEA General Assembly Meeting was held from 13–16 October 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

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07-10
Oct
2013

54th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal

The 54th IEA General Assembly Meeting was held from 7-10 October 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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08-11
Oct
2012

53rd IEA General Assembly Meeting

Phuket, Thailand

The 53rd meeting of the IEA General Assembly was held from 8-11 October, 2012 in Phuket, Thailand.

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10-13
Oct
2011

52nd IEA General Assembly Meeting

Dublin, Ireland

The 52nd meeting of the IEA General Assembly was held from 10-13 October 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.

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04-07
Oct
2010

51st IEA General Assembly Meeting

Gaborone, Botswana

The 51st IEA General Assembly meeting was held from 4-7 October 2010 in Gaborone, Botswana.

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05-08
Oct
2009

50th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Tallinn, Estonia

The 50th IEA General Assembly meeting was held from 5-8 October 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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06-09
Oct
2008

49th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Berlin, Germany

The 49th IEA General Assembly meeting was held from 6-9 October 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The meeting marked IEA's 50th anniversary year.

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08-11
Oct
2007

48th IEA General Assembly Meeting

Hong Kong SAR

The 48th IEA General Assembly Meeting was held from 8-11 October 2007 in Hong Kong SAR.

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