PhD students and early-career researchers (ECR) are central to the EMES community. The EMES Network has a particular membership category for PhD students, who are also represented on the EMES Board of Directors. PhDs cultivate solid and supportive relationships with each other, and this is clearly reflected in a number of collaboration initiatives, such as the launching of the EMES PhD Student Network in 2008 and of the EMES Alumni Network in 2015; the creation of the dedicated EMES Junior Experts Blog (EJEB) in 2011; and the creation of an active Facebook group for EMES PhDs, among others.
A major opportunity for PhD students and ECR within EMES is of course the EMES Training School, which is organised every second year. The 8th edition of this Training School will be organised around the topic of “The key role of social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy in post-pandemic societies” in Seville (Spain)—the cradle of flamenco—from June 20 to June 23, 2022.
The 8th EMES Training School is, like all EMES Training Schools, aimed at researchers and PhD students who conduct research in the “SE fields” – social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy and solidarity economy, as well as social innovation. This year’s edition will focus on exploring how (post-) pandemic societies deal with new socio-economic and environmental challenges and, more precisely, how social enterprises can contribute to finding viable and sustainable solutions that improve the lives of people.
PhD students and researchers coming from different disciplinary backgrounds (such as sociology, management, economics, political sciences, law, anthropology, geography, and so on) whose research projects are connected to this field are welcome to apply for this training school.
The application deadline is extended until March 4, 2022.
You can find more information or apply here.