The midterm meeting with the European Commission in Brussels is mandatory for all 20 partners and 15 PhD researchers.
The aim of this workshop is to improve the participants' oral presentation skills. By preparing and rehearsing their own presentations, participants will acquire confidence and fluidity in speech and be better prepared to interact with an academic audience.
This course will build on the PhDs' existing skills and research management techniques. At the end of the day, they will commit to a set of realistic objectives to assist them in progressing their development action plan.
This half-day programme will allow PLATO's PhD researchers to reflect on their achievements so far in a career perspective, and to continue their focus on career planning.
László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion under Barroso II will discuss his paper 'The unifying role of the single currency' at a lunch seminar as part of the PLATO PhD school in Cambridge.
The workshop will bring PhDs and supervisors together to revisit the PLATO Supervision Charter and reflect on the evolving supervisory relationships. The second part for supervisors will address some of the dilemmas facing researchers in their role as supervisors and support them in developing competences as mentors.
At this project session for all PLATO participants (PhDs, supervisors and team members), the coordinator will address central topics and tasks ahead for the project.
This PhD course in research methods will give participants an opportunity to discuss questions raised in their individual PhD projects with experts in specific methods. The sessions will deal with case study methods, process tracing, focus groups and content analysis.
PLATO's third PhD school in Cambridge will focus on research methods, but will also include a lunch seminar with László Andor, a supervision workshop, professional development planning for PhDs, and an Effective Researcher workshop.
The aim of this two-day workshop is to improve the style and structure of the participants’ English academic papers.
The course will introduce students to fundamental issues in the design of research in comparative political science and assist them in the development of their own research project.
The project's second PhD school will be staged in Vienna on 12-16 March 2018. Three days will be dedicated to research design, and two days to academic writing.
Networking is an essential skill for furthering your career. This training session will cover both strategic and practical aspects to help PLATO ESRs build and maintain a professional network.
The two-day 'effective and collaborative researcher' programme is a variant of Vitae's Effective Researcher programme tailor-made to the needs of PLATO's PhD researchers.
The aim of this course is to help PhD students build a conceptual framework for dissertations which investigate how the legitimacy of the EU may have been affected by recent crises in European integration.
The first PhD school within PLATO will take place in Berlin on 15-19 January 2018. The school includes a three-day PhD course in theory while two days will be dedicated to Vitae's Effective & Collaborative Researcher programme.