University of Milan Winter School 2022 Now Open To PhD Students, Post-docs & Highly Motivated Early-stage Researchers

Deadline for submission:14 July 2022.

University of Milan Winter School 2022 Now Open To PhD Students, Post-docs & Highly Motivated Early-stage Researchers

Applications for the University of Milan Winter School 2022 Now Open To PhD Students, Post-docs & Highly Motivated Early-stage Researchers to apply before the deadline date (14 July 2022). This Winter School, hosted by the University of Milan, will provide participants with the chance to research and discuss the most pressing and topical topics concerning the European Union’s social dimension.

The School provides an up-to-date overview of the latest developments in EU social policies from a social rights perspective by bringing together some of the leading specialists in the fields of European social and employment policies, European labor law, and European economic governance.

What are the social rights that European citizens have as EU citizens? How does the EU affect and reinforce social rights?

  • Participants will be able to present their own research during three conference panels. The three panels will touch upon three different social rights’ areas: social investment (ECEC, education ALMP), working conditions and work-life balance, and social protection. Four post-doc discussants from different academic backgrounds (economics, political science and law) are assigned to each panel and will discuss papers submitted by the participants.
  • This Winter School is part of the EUSOCIALCIT Horizon 2020 project, which investigates “the situation of social rights” in Europe and the EU’s role in the future development of social rights. EUSOCIALCIT is a large-scale interdisciplinary research project led by a consortium of eight academic institutions and an international EU think tank.
  • The Winter School is aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and highly motivated early-stage researchers. Selected participants will be expected to share their knowledge, actively participate in debates, present their research, and provide feedback to other participants.

What is the procedure for applying?

Please use the APPLICATION FORM to email your CV and a brief motivation letter.

Submit an abstract of maximum 300 words about one of the three following topics:

= Social investment (ECEC, education, ALMP, life-long learning) policies in the EU

= Social protection policies, including housing, minimum income protection, unemployment benefit and short time work schemes, in the EU

= Work-life balance, working condition (including minimum wages) and health and safety policies in the EU

The papers are required to investigate the above-mentioned policy areas from a rights-based perspective, that is, to look at how EU policies affect social entitlements, either enhancing or weakening them. During the Winter School, the papers will be presented in interactive presentation sessions. Participants are expected to submit their papers five days before the start of the School in order for the discussants to read the drafts and provide written feedback.

Criteria for selection

Applications will be judged based on the applicants’ motivation, the thematic focus of their academic work, and the quality of their abstracts. Balance will be sought in the selection process among applicants from various European regions. EUSOCIALCIT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in the selection of participants for the event.

Costs and financing options

Participation is free of charge. However, participants will have to cover their own travelling expenses (incl. accommodation in Milan). EUSOCIALCIT can cover the travel costs (up to €450) of a limited number of successful applicants who otherwise would not be able to attend the Winter School. Participants who want to benefit from the travel support will need to justify their need for the travel grant when filling in the RRGISTRATION FORM.

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