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Third PROMEBI Summer School September 3-7 2018

SOCIAL RESEARCH ON EMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE INTERACTIONS

 Department of Sociology, University of Oviedo

Open for applications April 1 – May 15 2018

In recent years there has been a substantial increase in both quantity and quality of research analyzing tensions between work and welfare, with the aim of identifying trends, institutional arrangements and policies of both spheres that best interact among each other. At a European scale, the objective of improving theoretical, empirical and applied knowledge constitutes a substantial piece of the necessary renovation of the European integration project itself.

The main goal of this Summer School is to make participants familiar with recent and high quality research developments in the field of employment and welfare interactions. The School will allow a maximum of 15 M.A. students, Pre-Docs and early career researchers to present their work and receive constructive comments from experienced researchers in the field. The School offers an enjoyable program of interactive guest lectures by renowned international scholars, with prior reading assignments. The participants will be also required to present and discuss their research project (e.g. postgraduate research proposal, in-progress or finished paper). Papers should address relationships between employment and welfare. There is no prior specification for the type of outcome studied. There is also no restriction on the methodologies used to address the empirical questions.

The School is organised by the research team PROMEBI (Promoviendo el Empleo y el Bienestar en Europa/Promoting Employment and Welfare in Europe) at the University of Oviedo, in coordination with the Spanish Network of Social Policy (REPS, which is the Spanish ESPAnet).

Profs. Ana M. Guillen and Rodolfo Gutiérrez Palacios are the academic directors. Sergio González Begega is the academic secretary.

International guest lecturers include (pending confirmation): Lucio Baccaro (MPIfG), Fabrizio Bernardi (UNED/EUI), Matteo Jessoula (Università di Milano) and Eloisa del Pino (IPP-CSIC).

The working language of the School will be English.

The program of the School will be available by April 30 here: http://www.unioviedo.es/promebi/category/eventos/promebi-summer-school/

Who can apply?

The PROMEBI Summer School is mainly targeted at M.A., PhD students and early career researchers with a social science background and specific research interest in the field.

Participants will be granted a diploma after completing the School. ECTS recognition (3 credits) by the University of Oviedo is also expected.

How to apply?

Applicants must send a CV to promebi@uniovi.es, together with a short outline of the project/paper they would like to present in the School (up to 500 words on rationale for the topic, analytical framework, and research strategy/methods used).They will be selected on the basis of their general fit to the School topic and the quality of their project/paper.

Application period is between April 1 and May 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31.

Final papers will have to be submitted by July 30 as word or PDF-file. All papers will be electronically available to participants, at least two weeks in advance of the Summer School.


Funding and costs

The School is funded by a research grant from the University of Oviedo. Tuition fees, board and lodging costs (in university halls of residence) for participants will be covered by the School. Travel arrangements will have to be organized and paid individually.