Training through Education

Both local and network-wide educational components of GEM-STONES are to develop the researchers’ scientific knowledge, technical expertise and transferable skills.

Methods workshops

As part of GEM-STONES’ training through education agenda, a set of three GEM-STONES-wide methods workshops have been scheduled over the course of the first 12 months of the project. On one hand, the goal of these workshop is to allow for optimal interactions among the researchers – beyond disciplinary and epistemological divides – by providing all of them with a serviceable knowledge of all the methods mobilized; and on the other, to encourage relative coherence throughout the project as the community collectively sets out: (i) the limited list of methods used, (ii) the characteristics of the shared data collected and (iii) the  cross-cutting questions they wish to jointly explore.

Each of the three workshops is dedicated to a different set of analytical instruments and methodological challenges associated with the GEM-STONES research agenda. The overall coherence of the methods workshop cycle is guaranteed as the first workshop will focus on data collection strategies (CBS in Copenhagen); the second one will cover theoretical frameworks and the prospects of interdisciplinary dialogues (@GIGA in Hamburg); and the final one will centre on the tools and instruments (@Université Laval in Québec).


The GEM-STONES Summer Schools are weeklong gatherings for doctoral students both from within and outside of the GEM-STONES Community.
All GEM-STONES reseachers are held to attend the two Summer Schools, either as discussants or paper-givers. Applicants are invited to suggest any presentation topic of their choosing that fits the broad session agenda of the Summer School, and selected PhD students will be expected to present the suggested paper during the Summer School(s) in Geneva.

The 1st Summer School will focus on ‘Critical Perspectives on Globalisation’.

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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.