“Matching in Practice” is an informal research network of researchers interested in matching and assignment practices in education and related labour markets. In particular, the network does not, at this stage, have a legal identity, nor does it benefit from a grant (though members can and do use some of their research money to contribute to the activities of the network).
The network is coordinated by an Executive Committee made of three members, ideally based in three different European countries. The Executive Committee is responsible for identifying conference venues, managing the website and, more generally, for bringing life to the network and ensuring it meets its goals and the needs of the members. Researchers interested in joining the network are encouraged to write to the Executive Committee. Membership is fairly open at this stage, but it does involve a commitment to actively participate and contribute to the activities of the network.
A Conference Committee is in charge of soliciting contributions and arranging the scientific program of the biannual workshops that the network organizes. Workshops are hosted by members of the networks, on a rotating basis. The host is responsible for the logistics of the workshop organization and its funding.