European Graduate Network Conference
The European Graduate Network brings together graduate students of sociology and political science from leading universities in Europe. The network encourages and facilitates collaborative research of the PhD students of the participating universities, emphasizing multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to political and social sciences such as political and social theory, political economy, comparative sociology, international relations, and public policy. The network aims to provide opportunities for PhD students to improve their research projects, to discuss advanced methodological tools and to practice presenting and discussing academic work. Currently, there are seven universities participating in this exclusive network: Central European University, European University Institute, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Institut d‘Études Politiques de Paris, London School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
After three successful conferences in Florence (2007), Budapest (2008) and Barcelona (2010), the fourth Graduate Network Conference will be held at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The conference gives PhD students of the network universities the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects, and to refine their theoretical approaches and methods. Thereby, the aim of the conference is to strengthen opportunities for exchange and cooperation between the participating institutions.