Advisory Board

The Scientific and Policy Advisory Board (SPAB) is not part of the consortium officially, but its scientific and policy-oriented input for strategic decisions is highly valuable on a consultative level. The SPAB comprises renowned scientists and national and supranational policy-oriented stakeholders chosen to complement the consortium's expertise, adding additional countries beyond the case study countries to cover even more European aspects and to maximise impact and benefits of the project.

Thus, the SPAB consists of four scientific experts with specific expertise in comparative research and quantitative and/or qualitative methodology, political stakeholders with a strong links to national and supranational policies, and stakeholders, for example, in the area of teacher training. The composition of the SPAB will remain flexible during the project duration to allow for the goal-oriented exchange of information.

Cordula Artelt

Department of Educational Research, University of Bamberg (Germany) & Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories/National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) (Germany)

Wassilios Baros

Institute of Education, University of Salzburg (Austria)

Daniele Checchi

Department of Economics, University of Milano (Italy) & Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) (Luxembourg)

Ellu Saar

School of Governance, Law and Society, University of Tallinn (Estonia)

Xenia Roth

Department Early Childhood Education; Ministry of Education; Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)

Mats Johnsson

European Teacher Education Network, vzw (ETEN) (Belgium)

Ekaterina Efimenko

European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE)

Kathrin Kraft

Servicepoint KitaEltern Hessen (NGO for Parent Participation in Education) (Germany)


The PIONEERED project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004392.