Young European Researchers in Mathematics Education – YERME
One important aim of ERME is to promote early-career researchers in Mathematical Education. Early-career researchers are organised in a specific ERME community called YERME, which is governed by an elected Committee and has official representatives from the different European> Two young researchers have seats in the ERME board to represent the interests of YERME:
Dorota Lembrér, Norway (term ends in 2023) and Andrea Maffia, Italy (term ends in 2021).
Feel free to send us an e-mail if you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding the YERME, YERME day or YESS. You can get to know us on the YERME social networks, see below.

YERME activities
Essentially, there are two main events, each recurring every two years: the YERME day, and the YERME Summer School (YESS). The former is a special two half days meeting attached to the ERME Conferences and the latter is a one week Summer School organised in those years when no ERME conference is scheduled. More recently YERME Webinars have been introduced as an activity to keep in contact between the main events and to allow averybody to get involved in YERME activities even if they cannot be present in YESS and YERME-day (see below).

Up to now, ERME has organized the following YERME summer schools that allows early-career researchers to work with experts and discuss among each other:
  • YERME days take place prior to CERMEs. A YERME day usually consists of a plenary from a former early-career researcher, who tells about life after the PhD
  • And then it consists of Working Groups and Discussion Groups
  • WGs and DGs at the YERME-DAY concern general topics of interest for young researchers, e.g.:
    • how to choose and frame "good" research questions;
    • how to prepare and analyze experimental activities;
    • how to present the performed study;
    • specific features of quantitative and qualitative studies;
    • specific features of case studies;
    • and so on.

YERME Webinars
YERME Webinars are interactive lectures or workshop held in an online format. They are intended to let early-career researchers in Mathematics education from all over Europe (and the rest of the World) connect with experts in the field to discuss general topic of interests as those that are usually addressed in YERME days. For further information about the webinars please contact Andrea Maffia (, Dorota Lembrér ( or Dilan Sahin-Gür (
Video-recordings of the webinars are all published on the YERME youtube channel.

YERME on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
There is an official Facebook page for YERME activities:
The Instagram account is mainly used for updates during events in mathematics education such as CERME conference and YERME-day.
Furthermore, we set up a Twitter account with the same information, to also reach people who don't use Facebook or Instagram:
There is a group of people keeping constant activity on the social networks. They are Dorota Lembrér (Norway), Andrea Maffia (Italy), Vicky Laina (USA), Ayla Ata Baran (Turkey), Simone Jablonsk (Germany), Juuso Henrik Nieminen (Finland). We post lots of news, not only about (Y)ERME activities, but also about conferences, summer schools, open job positions and so on.