European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication

Research Trainee's Obligations


I. International Mobility: to relocate abroad researching in different countries (PHYSICAL MOBILITY)

This unique feature of the European/International Joint Ph.D. programme enables students to work alongside their foreign tutors in a new and stimulating research environment. This training is characterised by a multidisciplinary and multi-method approach. Each network university site has special expertise in a particular methodological approach to research in social representations. The student is thus exposed to a variety of complementary methodological approaches.


II. Virtual Mobility

To maintain regular communication with their national and foreign tutors. According to the circumstances, this can be in a face to face interactive and/or computer mediated communication context through dedicated video-chat, forum discussion and multipoint videoconferences (VIRTUAL MOBILITY).


III. Yearly Exstensive Report 

To submit an extensive yearly report to be presented in the dedicated training session during the International Summer School and a critical review of the bibliography on the research undertaken


IV. Final Thesis and Article

The final version of the PhD dissertation may be written in a national language of the European country where the doctorate is being pursued or, preferably, 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. In alternative to the “conventional” Thesis format, Research Trainees can adopt the "three papers" PhD thesis format. A short guide introducing this format is available at the dedicated section.