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Athens PhD Seminars

on methodology 2018 

6-15 February 2018 - Athens, Greece

Registration: No fee

Working language: Greek

Date: 6-15 February 2018

Duration: 5 lectures (4h hour each)

Location:  42-44, Aiolou str., 10560 Athens (Monastiraki Area)

Participants: Limited to 25 PhD students of Greek universities' departments and faculties specialised in European studies and political science


The Institute of European Integration and Policy and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) are pleased to announce the organization of the "Athens PhD seminars 2018", one of the main activities of the Department’s Jean Monnet module “Moving the EU forward”. They will be held on 6-15 February 2018 at the Department’s premises, located at 42-44, Aiolou str. Monistaraki area.

The number of participants will be limited to 25 PhD students, so as their active involvement and constructive discussion with the course tutor to be ensured. The "Athens PhD Seminars" aim at providing participants with further practical knowledge and at strengthening their research skills. More concretely, the Athens PhD Seminars constitute a unique opportunity for PhD students to acquire in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on methodological issues and tools, which are necessary for future development of their academic career. Five PhD seminars (4 hours each) will be held on an annual basis and will focus on methodological and research issues such as qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods in social sciences as well as the preparation of a PhD proposal. At the end of each PhD seminar, students will have the opportunity to be advised and receive feedback by the tutor on their PhD research.

The Athens PhD Seminars’ Notes will be delivered to all participants prior to the beginning of each seminar. They will enable PhD students to be successfully performed, preparing their queries and comments on seminar topics, and, therefore, to actively participate in a constructive dialogue with the tutor in charge. They will also receive useful feedback on specific methodological issues and strategies related with their PhD research. Moreover, the proposed literature that will be included in the Seminars’ Notes will encourage students to further develop their background knowledge on specific research methods.

Evaluation Procedure

At the end of the seminar, participants will have to evaluate the whole experience.