EARLI has 27 Special Interest Groups representing researchers who study one or more parts and/or aspects of the field of Learning and Instruction.


One of the main goals of EARLI is to encourage communication between researchers through Special Interest Groups. The SIGs support activities such as meetings, newsletters and publications and they give substance to the conference themes of the biennial EARLI conferences. Each SIG has two SIG Coordinators and one JURE Assistant Coordinator.


Each SIG is managed by two SIG coordinators and a JURE coordinator.
A SIG coordinator is an important liaison between the members of the SIG, the EARLI Board of Directors and the EARLI Office. Being a SIG coordinator involves responsibilities with regard to the organisation of SIG activities such as seminars, newsletters and other publications. Together with your colleague SIG coordinator you are the communication link to the EARLI organisation.

Consult the SIG Policy Paper (2023).
Consult the SIG Social Media Guidelines


In even years, each of EARLI's 27 SIGs hosts its own or a joint international conference focusing on the field of research of the SIG(s). The next series of SIG conferences will be taking place in 2024.

SIG Conference Calendar 2024

SIG Membership

Become a SIG member to join in on the discussion, take part in SIG Conferences and meet experts in your field of research.

Each EARLI member can join up to 2 SIGs free of charge.
From your third SIG membership onwards, it will cost € 10 per SIG, per calendar year.

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