From the 25th of April until the 1st of May 2010 the Austrian section of the European Institute of Social Security together with the secretariat general of the E.I.S.S. will organise its seventh edition of the PhD Workshop for Young Researchers in Graz (Austria). The PhD Workshop for Young Researchers gives 'young' researchers (researchers with at least one year research experience) a forum for discussing their research topic and the opportunity to get acquainted with methodological issues related to comparing social security systems of various countries.
The PhD Workshop week contains five lessons on comparing social security (in general, from a statistical, a legal, a sociological, and an economic perspective), taught by experienced social security professors from all over Europe. The main focus however is on the presentation of the research participants are carrying out and the discussion of the topics they are dealing with. To that end every prospective participant is asked to send in a paper of approx. 10 pages summarizing his research topic and the issues he/she would like to discuss with fellow participants. Every person who is admitted will also have to prepare a critical analysis and comments upon the presentation paper of one other participant. At the end of the week an exercise on writing a project proposal will be made.
The registration fee (including accommodation with breakfast (6 nights), light lunch, excursion and farewell dinner) is 650,00 EUR for non-EISS members* and 550,00 Euro for EISS-members. The fee has to be paid beforehand. An invoice is send after the acceptance of the application. All researchers interested in joining this PhD Workshop week for Young Researchers are invited to apply for admission by sending in the application form no later than by the 15th of February 2010. The number of participants will not exceed 25 persons. Decisions on admission will be notified before the 1st of March 2010; in case of admission, the participant will have to send in his/her presentation paper at the latest by 31st of March 2010.
For more information, and the application form, click here.