Research

Mentoring Europe works with the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring to develop research lines into mentoring

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is committed to collecting the research data in the field of European Mentoring. It hopes to connect the evidence with practice. These research lines will include research on mentoring programmes and practices, in order to improve our understanding of when, why, and for whom mentoring does (not) work.


In 2018 the Center launched its researchers’ committee. Members of this committee are:

  • Dr. Peter de Cuyper, University KU Leuven, HIVA research institute, BE
  • Dr. Oscar Prieto-Flores, University of Girona, ES
  • Dr. Bernadine Brady, National University of Ireland, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, IR
  • Prof. Dr. Jean Rhodes, UMB / MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, US
  • Dr. Migchiel van Diggelen, Open University, NL
  • Dr. Jacqueline Rietveld, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, NL
  • Ms. Szilvia Simon, community manager of the European Center

Research Lines

Exchange of visiting professors

Stimulate the exchange of professors in Europe for the dissemination of mentoring research.

Exchange of research results

Share research results on mentoring through meetings, webinars, website and newsletter.

Internship of student researchers

Promote and support internship within the European Center for research, for bachelor, master and PhD students from Europe

Involve European stories in the newsletter

Facilitate European editors

The Committee has its own Student Learning Community. This learning community involves bachelor, master and PhD students of the the Center. They do research in the field of mentoring and they connect to the Center for exchange, internship, research activities, inspiration and network.