The Architectural Research European Network Association – ARENA, the European Association for Architectural Education – EAAE and the European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA are together seeking to offer a joint platform for research in all fields of architecture, design and arts. This also includes subjects such as environmental design, sustainable development, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design/urbanism, music, performing arts, visual arts, product design, social design, interaction design, etc. One of the objectives in doing so is to support early-career researchers and PhD students in the fields of architecture and the arts to improve the quality of their research. Another objective is to show that senior researchers CARE about the work that is being done by more junior researchers.
The CA²RE Community is intended to bring together senior staff and early-career researchers to improve research quality through intensive peer reviewing at key intermediate stages. It wishes to contribute to the open and diverse field that exists in architectural and artistic research, not giving any priority to any single approach. The CA²RE Community is developed through the CA²RE Conferences, organized by several European universities.
From September 2019 to August 2022 the CA²RE conferences were enriched by the training course of the CA²RE+ Project, the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership entitled Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training.