n its role as co-ordinator, diplomas are issued by the University of Rome Sapienza with the signature of the Rectors/Presidents of the other sixUniversities which formally agreed to confer the degree. It carries the logos of the network partner universities belonging to the European Scientific Board and its history from outset linked via the EU Institutional Contract. The diploma certifies conferral of the European/International Joint Ph.D. in Social Representations and Communication degree. It indicates the first and last name, date and place of birth of the recipient, as well as the date that the European Doctorate was awarded.
In addition to the diploma, a Final Jury certificate is issued. It contains the composition (name and institutions) of the International Evaluation Board (Final Jury) and their signatures. It also mentions the national tutors and foreign supervisors institutions, the title and language of the full and short version of the dissertation defended by the doctoral candidate as well as his/her name, country of residence and academic years of enrolment. Conferral of the degree depends on the prior evaluation of academic credits earned via training received during his/her European/International Joint Ph.D. programme, including mobility “stages” completed by the doctoral candidate in partner institutions in countries other than the one of the main host institution.
The diploma is registered at the seven universities (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, Aix-Marseille Université, France; Paul Valéry University of Montpellier III ;University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania; Masaryk University, Brno; Czech Republic; Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain; Universitat de Valencia, Spain) that jointly confer the degree. A printed and electronic format copy of full and short version of the final dissertation is preserved at the founding University of Rome "La Sapienza" and filled in its on-line database.