History

Learn more about the start of ESRA by watching this interview of Willem Saris, the founder and first President of ESRA.

To know more about the first ESRA Conference (Barcelona, 2005), read this blog post by Willem Saris.

The ESRA Biennial Conference has been held in various locations across Europe.

  Year Location President
1 2005 Barcelona, Spain Willem Saris
2 2007 Prague, Czech Republic Albert Satorra
3 2009 Warsaw, Poland Willem Saris
4 2011 Lausanne, Switzerland Willem Saris
5 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia Patrick Sturgis
6 2015 Reykjavik, Iceland Patrick Sturgis
7 2017 Lisbon, Portugal Eldad Davidov
8 2019 Zagreb, Croatia Bart Meuleman
9 2021 Online Caroline Roberts

Previous Committee Members

Name (in alphabetical order) Term of office
Allum, Nick 2011-2017
Batista-Foguet, Joan Manuel 2007-2011
Bethlehem, Jelke 2011-2017
Billiet, Jaak 2009-2013
Blom, Annelies 2013-2019
Burton, Jonathan 2011-2017
Cernat, Alexandru 2015-2021
Davidov, Eldad 2011-2017
Durrant, Gabriele 2017-2021
Eckman, Stephanie 2015-2021
Fairbrother, Malcolm 2015-2019
Kreuter, Frauke 2011-2015
Kriesi, Hanspeter 2005-2009
Lozar Manfreda, Katja 2007-2009
Lynn, Peter 2005-2011
Meuleman, Bart 2011-2019
Nicolaas, Gerry 2013-2019
Oberski, Daniel 2007-2011
Oud, Johan 2009-2015
Roberts, Caroline 2015-2021
Saris, Willem 2005-2011
Satorra, Albert 2005-2009
Scherpenzeel, Annette 2015-2021
Schnell, Rainer 2005-2013
Schonlau, Matthias 2011-2017
Sturgis, Patrick 2009-2015
Thomas, Kathrin 2019-2021
Villar, Ana 2017-2019
Weber, Wiebke 2009-2011