PhD Summer School on Analyzing Regional Social Cohesion: Theoretical and Methodological Training for Advanced Research


    The RISC/CRIS summer school provides training for Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral
    researchers and research-oriented practitioners, on theoretical and methodological aspects
    of research related to social cohesion. Moreover, because cohesion is an emerging topic
    in regional integration debates, the summer school explicitly frames discussions in
    regional terms. Potential participants should work on cohesion-related issues such as:
    migration, social policy, social integration, security, environmental management, ethnic
    conflict, development, social risk/vulnerability, the quality of democracy and citizen
    participation, etc. within a regional or cross-border context. At the end of the school,
    participants should have acquired:

    1. an overview of present debates surrounding social cohesion strategies in different
      world regions;
    2. methodological skills aimed at cross-regional, comparative analyses of social
      cohesion issues;
    3. insight into present and potential future relationships between social cohesion and
      regional integration;
    4. comprehension of the practical implications of social cohesion discussions
      through interaction with governmental officials and representatives of non-governmental organisations