The Working Committee expanded its membership to include one representative from each EEC country. In some countries the representative came from a national economics teachers’ association; in others, notably, France and Wallonie, the representative was a national inspector; one or two countries were represented by individual, distinguished teacher trainers, e.g. Italy.
In 1990 the Association of European Economics Education (AEEE) was formed, to widen participation and reduce dependence on the European Commission. The new constitution was written by Steve Hurd, from the UK, and ratified by the Council of the Working Committee. The AEEE had two classes of membership: associations, who each had a member of Council, and individual members, who received the Association’s journal “Economia” and could attend conferences and a General Assembly. Within 4 years AEEE individual membership grew to 650, and conference attendance expanded substantially.