Previous events

Time and place: June 3, 2022 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Antwerp

What can responses by specific actors to the EU’s recent troubles tell us about its legitimacy? Join us online for a discussion of the book The politics of legitimation in the EU: legitimacy recovered? which will be livestreamed from Antwerp University. 

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2022 1:15 PM4:00 PM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Claire Godet defends her doctoral thesis Understanding the legitimation of controversial institutions: Stakeholder critique and legitimation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) on 22 April 2022.

Time and place: Jan. 25, 2022 2:30 PM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Tiffany G. Williams defends her doctoral thesis Selling Normative Power Europe: Analyzing the unexpected outcomes of the European Union's normative power in the South Caucasus on 25 January 2022.

Time and place: Oct. 8, 2021 1:00 PM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Gil Thompson defends his doctoral thesis Socialisation into European professional and political communities: An ethnographic study of seconded national experts deployed by EASO and Frontex to the Lesvos migration hotspot on 8 October 2021.

Time and place: Sep. 22, 2021 3:00 PM, University of Cambridge

PLATO Early Stage Researcher José Piquer defends his doctoral thesis Constrained partisanship: A comparative study of policy choices and party discourses in the British and Spanish crisis experiences (2008-2014) at the University of Cambridge on 22 September 2021.

Time and place: Sep. 21, 2021 10:00 AM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Julien Bois defends his doctoral thesis The uncertain world of the Court of Justice of the European Union. A multidisciplinary approach of the legitimacy of the EU judiciary in the 21st century on 21 September 2021.

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2021, Charles University

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska defends her doctoral thesis New understanding of EU legitimacy and anti-corruption: The role of the representative democracies at Charles University on 16 September 2021.

Time: Sep. 1, 2021 4:30 PM

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Dominika Proszowska defends her doctoral thesis How people trust their governments: trends, patterns and determinants of trust differentiation in multilevel polities at the University of Twente on 1 September 2021.

Time and place: June 24, 2021 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Radu-Mihai Triculescu defends his doctoral thesis Harmonised Asylum Policies in the European Union? The role of street-level bureaucrats in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System on 24 June 2021.

Time and place: June 18, 2021 4:00 PMJune 19, 2021 4:00 PM, University of Antwerp

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

Time and place: May 25, 2021 3:00 PM5:00 PM, online

PLATO Early Stage Researcher Bastiaan Redert defends his doctoral thesis Between a rock and a hard place: stakeholder involvement as a legitimation strategy in European Union agencies on May 25th, 2021.

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.