In its role as co-ordinator, diplomas are issued by the University of Rome Sapienza with the signature of the Rectors/Presidents of the five Universities 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 Ph.D. on 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.
The requirements for obtaining the European Ph.D. on Social Representations and Communication are in
accordance with the provisions agreed to by the European Conference of Rectors for doctorates with the label
'European doctorate' and the doctoral regulations of the University of Rome Sapienza, and are as follows:
Authorisation for discussion of the thesis is granted, in addition to the national tutor, by a careful review of
reports written by at least two professors belonging to two institutions of higher education from two European
states different from the one where the doctorate is being pursued.
The evaluation board is composed of professors belonging to various European partner universities, in addition
to two international experts external to the network (who are responsible for the assessment reports to be
produced in advance of the Final Jury session) and integrated with another member not belonging to the partner Universities, as stipulated in the regulations of the coordinating university Sapienza (art. 19).
The final version of the Ph.D. dissertation must be written in a national language of the European country
where the doctorate is being pursued or in English (or French, upon authorisation of the Executive Committee).
The shorter version written in English (or French, upon authorisation of the Executive Committee) must be in a
format that is ready to be submitted to important international journals by the International Evaluation Board of
the Final Jury.
To be awarded this doctorate, the doctoral candidate is required to spend at least six months of his/her research
programme in two different European countries.