Association for Teacher Education in Europe


The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) is a non-governmental non-profit European organisation, bringing together teacher educators and researchers from all over Europe and beyond. ATEE aims to enhance the quality of Teacher Education in Europe, to support the professional development of teachers and teacher educators at all levels and to strengthen the voice of teacher education in European debates on (teacher) education. ATEE tries to reach these aims through active dialogue and international exchange of research and practice in initial and in-service teacher education.

The members of ATEE are individuals and institutions involved in the research and practice of teacher education, both within and outside higher education. Through this wide variety of members, ATEE functions as an inspiring platform for the exchange of research, policy and practice in teacher education. The wide variety of members also creates a multicultural association with a wide expertise on the various fields of teacher education. ATEE tries to increase the co-operation between individuals and institutions involved in Teacher Education both inside and outside Europe by promoting international networks. ATEE is an open and democratic association, which can be joined by any individual or institution that shares our mission. Decisions are taken by the General Assembly, where all members have the right to vote. Since ATEE is an association, its activities are run by and aimed at its members.


The exchange of research and practice is facilitated by the publication of the European Journal of Teacher Education (an AAArated academic journal) and the organisation of annual conferences (an annual four days conference at the end of August and winter and spring conferences). The Research & Development Centres (RDCs) are the core of this organisation, creating a backbone for social coherence within the association. The RDCs are thematic groups that can be joined by ATEE members and that provide the first platform for dialogue, exchange and joint international activities between individuals and institutions. In political dialogues ATEE does not represent personal political opinions or standpoints, but takes a professional position, based on a shared knowledge on the required professionalism and professional development of teachers inspired by the collected theory and practical experience of its members.


ATEE has different types of membership: inidividual membership, institutional membership (depending on the size of the institution), student memberships and membership for associated institutions. Membership results in reduced fees for the annual conference, free hard copies of the European Journal of Teacher Education and free access to the online database of the European Journal of Teacher Education with all previous issues and the possibility to join in activities of one of the Research and Development Centers.

If you want to know more about ATEE, you can visit their web page.