Previous events

Time and place: Mar. 11, 2021 9:30 AM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Elena Escalante Block defends her doctoral thesis The role of actors in the legitimation or delegitimation of MLG structures on March 11th, 2021.

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Time and place: Sep. 25, 2020 1:30 PM2:45 PM, CEPS webinar

Join us online for a discussion among academics and practitioners on findings from the PLATO project and their implications.

Time and place: Mar. 18, 2020Mar. 23, 2020, individual time slots to be scheduled

PLATO ESRs have the opportunity to receive individual coaching from a qualified careers coach, via one 30 minute online coaching session. 

Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 9:15 AM4:45 PM, Antwerp University, City campus C-building, Room C201

This workshop prepares young researchers to become competitive candidates for prestigious individual national and European research grants.

Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020 9:30 AMFeb. 25, 2020 5:00 PM, Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, Brussels (metro Madou)

At this two-day training participants will learn the structure, elements and purpose of a policy paper and how to get their message through in the media.

Time and place: Jan. 30, 2020 1:30 PM3:00 PM, online

This webinar will introduce participants to the purpose, planning and design of infographics.

Time and place: Jan. 20, 2020 1:00 PM2:30 PM, online

This webinar will help participants take control of their digital identity and select digital platforms and social networking sites to become engaging researchers and advance their career.

Time and place: Oct. 18, 2019 9:00 AM10:30 AM, University of Twente

ESRs must handle research data correctly and in line with rules and practices for research data management and sharing. We revisit PLATO’s Data Management Plan (DMP) and ESRs elaborate their dataset descriptions with hands-on support.

Time and place: Oct. 17, 2019 3:30 PMOct. 18, 2019 2:30 PM, U Parkhotel, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

The last module of Vitae’s Effective Researcher programme (TM3) will help ESRs navigate the final year of their doctorate and plan for non-academic secondments.

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Time and place: Oct. 17, 2019 10:45 AM1:00 PM, University of Twente

This session introduces the ESRs to the basics of communicating research to different audiences. It is the first of two training modules in public engagement (TM7).

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Time and place: Oct. 17, 2019 10:45 AM1:00 PM, U Parkhotel, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

This third PLATO workshop for supervisors will address best practices to support PhDs in finishing their projects in time. It will focus on key elements of effective PhD supervision, such as managing expectations, supporting effective goal setting, encouraging progress, adapting to individual needs, and dealing with difficult circumstances.

Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 3:45 PM5:00 PM, U Parkhotel, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Prof. Michael Zürn will hold a keynote speech on the legitimacy crisis of global governance as part of the PLATO PhD school at the University of Twente.

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Time and place: Oct. 15, 2019 11:45 AM1:00 PM, University of Twente

This workshop introduces the Open Access (OA) requirements for ESR publications, the driving forces behind the EU’s policy and PLATO’s guidelines for Open Access publishing

Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019 1:45 PMOct. 15, 2019 5:00 PM, University of Twente

This workshop gives practical advise for doctoral students in publishing their work in monographs and peer-reviewed academic journals.

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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 16, 2019 3:30 PM, U Parkhotel, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

ESRs will be presenting their contribution to the PLATO anthology and their overall research results, with an emphasis on the first.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2019 11:00 AM12:40 PM, University of Wrocław, Building C, Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics, Room: 405

PLATO coordinator Chris Lord is chairing a panel with papers by five PLATO PhD researchers as part of the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw.

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2019 9:00 AM3:30 PM, De Meerminne, M.102, Sint-Jacobsstraat 2-4, Antwerp

The purpose of the additional Antwerp workshop is to start the work on an edited book proposal toward a theory of (de)legitimation in the European Union with contributions by PLATO's PhD researchers.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2018 9:00 AM6:00 PM, Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, Brussels

The midterm meeting with the European Commission in Brussels is mandatory for all 20 partners and 15 PhD researchers.

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2018 9:00 AMNov. 14, 2018 1:00 PM, CEE, Sciences Po, Room H 004, 28 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 Paris

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.

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2018 9:30 AM3:30 PM, Junior Combination Room, Robinson College, Cambridge

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.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2018 12:30 PM4:00 PM, Robinson College, Cambridge

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.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2018 11:30 AM12:30 PM, Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge

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.

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Time and place: Sep. 13, 2018 9:30 AM3:30 PM, Robinson College, 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.

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2018 3:45 PM5:30 PM, CWB Plenary, Robinson College

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.

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2018 9:30 AMSep. 12, 2018 5:30 PM, Robinson College, Cambridge

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.