Since 2016 EARA is a member of the International Consortium of Developmental Science Societies (ICDSS), a “world” umbrella organisation of developmental science societies. ICDSS was formed in 2012 with three goals:
1. Facilitate developmental science’s coverage of the full spectrum of human development. All developmental science societies have some specialization, focusing on an age range or a particular topic area. Even the biggest ones (e.g., SRCD, SRA) do not cover all of development. ICDSS allows collaboration across the specialization areas of individual member societies.
2. There is a need for a voice to bring developmental science to the design of policies and programs across the globe.
3. All professional societies confront an array of issues of management and survival. Maintaining a strong membership base and the implications of new topics such as open access for academic journals are just two of these. A consortium of societies allows sharing of new approaches to these issues and of lessons learned.
For more information about ICDSS see: ICDSS – International Consortium of Developmental Science Societies (intlconsortiumdevelopmentalscience.org)