If you or your organisation have interest in participating in any of the events listed below, please feel free to contact us. For a list of all scheduled activities, please see here.


The GEM-STONES Annual Conferences are 3-day long community building events. These conferences bring together all GEM-STONES fellows; GEM-STONES Supervisory Board and International Advisory Board Members; the GEM-STONES PMO as well as select external academics, researchers and experts. 

Each of the three scheduled Annual Conferences aims to provide a platform where the GEM-STONES community has not only a chance to meet and jointly assess progress of the research project, but to also confront individual researchers’ findings and to disseminate accumulated knowledge.

The conferences will respectively focus on “methods” (2017), “initial findings” (2018); and “final results and future prospects” (2019).

Next event: 26th-27th April 2017, Rome


The GEM-STONES Summer Schools are a week-long gathering for doctoral students combining inter-sectoral roundtables and a succession of interdisciplinary PhD workshops.

Next event: 3rd-7th July 2017, Geneva


AGORA © Fora is an on-going series of inter-sectoral gatherings that promote a structured dialogue among a select number of participants hailing from research, policy-making and civil society. 

The rationale behind the GEM-STONES AGORA © Fora is to foster two-way interactions between the GEM-STONES’s academic research and policy-making in the fields broached by the GEM-STONES’ research agenda. This will enable GEM-STONES PhD Fellows to jointly reflect on their research in an inter-sectoral environment as they will be confronted with representatives from both the academic and non-academic sectors. 

Next event: June 2018 (dates and location TBC)

Past event: 6th-7th February, Brussels

More information on previous Agora© Forums

This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.