6th EMES International Training School

Submission deadline for applications to the EMES-COST-CNRS Training School has been postponed until January 31st! EMES listened to all the requests to extend the deadline until the end of this month and so here we go: you still have 10 more days to submit your application via https://6emesschool.sciencesconf.org/ And check out the link to find out further details about the training school.

After five successful editions of the EMES PhD Summer Schools, at University of Corsica (France) in 2008; Roskilde University (Denmark) in 2010; the University of Trento (Italy) in 2012, the West University of Timișoara (Romania) in 2014; the Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow (UK) in 2016; the sixth edition will be held at Marseille from 19-22 June 2018.

6th EMES school will be a special edition in that it will be a COST Training School as a result of its inclusion in the EMPOWER-SE Action. Some 150 students and 70 researchers from over 35 countries have participated in these unique learning events.

PhD students, early-career investigators, and researchers coming from different disciplinary backgrounds (such as sociology, management, economics, political sciences, law, anthropology, geography, etc.) whose research projects are connected to this field are welcome to apply for this training school. In this context, EMES, COST and LEST jointly organise the 6th EMES Training School aimed at researchers and PhD students who conduct research in the wide fields of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, social economy and solidarity economy and are interested in epistemological and methodological. With this event, EMES, COST and LEST aim to:

• Emphasize the research design, epistemology and methodology involved in any research project, specifically in a doctoral path;

• Strengthen the interdisciplinary dialogue in the fields of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, social economy and solidarity economy;

• Strengthen the training of PhD students by means of methodological and theoretical lectures, debates, and professional and social media workshops;

• Provide personalised feedback and support via well-supported small group discussion sessions on participants’ research projects, their research questions, approaches and theoretical understandings; more precisely, in addition to various opportunities of informal discussion, at least a full hour will be devoted to every student’s research project within group sessions (for presentation by the student, feed-back by professors and their peers, discussion and synthesis of recommendations). Note that, although the training school will be held in English, some group sessions may be organised in French or Spanish, if enough participants share this language;

• Provide space for social and intellectual discussion so that doctoral students will have ample opportunity to establish and expand their own peer networks and benefit from contacts and feedback from established scholars; • Encourage a broad and diverse range of participants, since exchanges between researchers from different countries, continents, cultures and academic disciplines can support stimulating and fertile reflections on research approaches.

* Training school introduction from https://6emesschool.sciencesconf.org/