Award Ceremony

PLATO will organise an Award Ceremony for the 15 Early Stage Researchers who have successfully completed its 3-year intensive research and training programme. 

The Old Ceremonial Hall (Gamle festsal) in the University of Oslo's Domus Academica

The project's concluding event was planned for 4 December 2020, but has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on international travel. 

Concluding event

PLATO's award ceremony will bring together the 15 PhD researchers and their supervisors for a ceremony at the University of Oslo. The event marks the end of the 3-year long research and training programme they have taken part in as PLATO Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows. It will also include social activities during the weekend and allow the ESRs to set up an alumni network. 


16.00  Awarding the PLATO Diploma 

18.00  Buffet dinner and drinks


10.00  Team-building activities and lunch

15.00  Departure destination approx. 1 hour outside Oslo

00.00  Hyttetur* with activities and dinner 

00.00  *Norwegian word literally translated into 'trip to the cabin'  


11.00  Joint activities and setting up a PLATO alumni network

13.30  Train/bus departure 15.00  Arrival Oslo Central Station

PhD defence 

The ESRs are affiliated with nine different partner universities and will submit and defend their PhD thesis as part of their programme of enrolment. The individual public defences will be announced by PLATO.


ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
Published Sep. 21, 2020 1:14 PM - Last modified Jan. 11, 2021 9:26 AM