The UPF is a member of the European Graduate Network (EGN), an organization that brings together graduate students of social sciences from eight leading European universities. EGN organizes a Graduate Network Conference every year, hosted by one of the partner universities.

These conferences give PhD students of the network universities the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects and to refine their theoretical and methodological approaches. They allow for in-depth discussions and thorough feedback.

The member institutions of the EGN network:

  • Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
  • European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
  • Humboldt Universität (HU), Berlin, Germany
  • Instituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM), Florence, Italy
  • Institut d‘Études Politiques (SciencesPo), Paris,  France
  • Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

The network was initiated by students and aims to provide through graduate conferences opportunities for PhD students to improve their research projects. It encourages and facilitates collaborative research of PhD students from the participating universities and aims at establishing academic linkages and cooperation. To date, EGN has organised conferences in Florence (2007), Budapest (2008), Barcelona (2010), Berlin (2012), London (2013), Paris (2014), Florence (2015), Budapest (2016), Barcelona (2017) and Berlin (2018).

The Graduate Network member organising the conference pays for the accommodation of the PhD students attending the event and also covers their meals during the meeting. 

The Department annually supports about 6-7 students with a flight ticket.

 

Call for papers!   

The eleventh conference of the European Graduate Network in political science will be hosted by the LSE from 10 to 12 April, 2019. The conference gives PhD students of the network universities the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects and to refine their theoretical and methodological approaches. It allows for in-depth discussions and thorough feedback since each contribution has its own dedicated one-hour seminar. 

Students who have passed the first year of their doctoral research are invited to submit an abstract. Contributions from all areas of political science are welcome (comparative politics, international relations, political theory and philosophy, political economy, political sociology, methodology, party politics, gender studies, public policy). Papers will reflect the current state of research and can be drafts of chapters or articles but should go beyond outlines of a research project. 

Application

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of maximum 400 words by 15 January 2019 to [email protected]. Abstracts should include the research question, theoretical framework and methods used. They should also provide three to five keywords and a sub-disciplinary classification. Please also indicate your department, year of study as well as full contact details. Successful applicants will be informed by 1 February 2019. The full papers must be submitted by 29 March 2019. Failure to do so can lead to a withdrawal of the invitation. The host institution offers accommodation and meals during the time of the conference. Travel expenses have to be covered by participants and their respective universities. In case of coauthored contributions, only one of the authors may take part in the conference