Summer schools 2014

Update June 2014 : all our summer schools have been cancelled.
To know why, visit our blog

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click on the titles of the schools for more details on the program, trainers, accommodation & fees


Register here!

We offer a 10% reduction on fees + accommodation for multiple registrations
together with friends & colleagues. Email us your names prior to registrating

Deadline for registration : 4 weeks before the beginning of each summer school.
Registration still possible based on availabilities and until the beginning of the summer school, with a 25% surcharge.
    • Explore how to approach your experimental data with a wider diversity of models
    • Analyse the scope and significance of modeling approaches
    • Enhance reflexivity & develop ways to communicate about models with peers and non-scientists.
      • Place: Bidart, Basque coast, France
      • training fees, including low cost B&B : 445€ (no deadline & no surcharge applicable for this workshop)

    Participatory and responsible approaches of science communication (July 14-18)

    Update May 6th 2014 : Postponed to summer 2015
    due to reduced funding capacity of a public institution supporting the workshop

    • Initiate or reshape scientific events that foster empowerment & participation of the public even in difficult political, social & economical contexts. 
    • Develop awareness of norms and values that shape scientific research communities, and learn how to share them with the general public.

    • Explore how literacy skills are intertwined with research practice (interpretation, representation, communication…)
    • Create personal ways to express and represent different facets of your research project for the scientific community & beyond
    • Get started with blogging, graphical illustration & radio interviews.

    • Explore current empirical evidence related to integrity and responsible practices in the academic community, and how the community deals (or not) with this issue
    • Reflect upon your own attitudes and receive support to develop initiatives in your local research environment
    • Learn how to communicate transparently about these issues.
      • Place : Bidart, Basque coast, France
      • training fees, including low cost B&B : 600€, until August 1st

    General information
    • Each summer school balances ⅔ of interactive workshops with ⅓ of individual support.
    • Attendance is limited to 30 participants.
    • Individual mentoring can be offered in French, English, Italian, Serbo-Croatian (summer schools 2 & 4), Spanish (understood)
    • In Bidart, participants are given time to enjoy the region (beach on the best European surfing spots, hiking paths along the ocean, Biarritz, Bayonne & Donostia-San Sebastian close by...)
    • Training will be provided by young post-docs and professionals of innovative education, from the cooperative non-profit company L'Atelier des Jours à Venir and their collaborators.