April 1-5, 2019

This is the fifth edition of the LIVES Winter School, the first organized by Venice International University and led by the two VIU member universities: the University of Lausanne and the University of Padua.

During an intensive one-week program, doctoral students and young researchers will work on various fields of Life Course research through a multidisciplinary approach (Sociology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Life-span Psychology, Social Demography and Social Policies) lead by internationally renowned experts.

In particular, the Winter School will focus on training the participants in the production of journal articles as a fundamental aspect of the academic career they are approaching: with a “learning by doing” approach, they will prepare collaborative articles going through all stages of the research process, heading towards a joint publication as a medium-term follow-up.

Who is it for?
The School first targets PhD students, but Post-doc researchers can also apply.
Disciplines involved are Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology, Life-span Psychology, Social Demography and Social Policy, depending on the tutors and the workshop contents. The common topic of the workshops is vulnerability across the life course.

via VIU website from November 1 to 30, 2018; admitted candidates will be notified by mid-December, 2018.

Deadline extended till December 14 - 12:00 PM (CET).

The Program will admit up to 20 student participants.

Thematic workshops:

1. Integration and vulnerability. Transition to adulthood of migrants' descendants
The literature underlines the scarcity of relations between the research tradition of migration and integration and the tradition of life course research. The objective of this workshop is to build bridges between these two research traditions by focusing on the transition to adulthood of children of migrants.

Jean-Marie Le Goff, University of Lausanne (Scientific Co-coordinator)
Ingrid Tucci, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University
Danilo Bolano, University of Lausanne.

2. Social representations of successful ageing
The workshop will provide an introduction to the social representations approach, successful ageing theories (including academic and lay perspective approaches), and also empirical studies addressing ageing well. At the end of the week, on the basis of the material developed, one or two collaborative papers will be planned, and jointly written and published after the workshop.

Dario Spini, University of Lausanne (Scientific Co-coordinator)
Alberta Contarello, University of Padova
Daniela Jopp, University of Lausanne
Davide Morselli, University of Lausanne

Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.
Number of ECTS credits allocated: 2

Students of VIU member universities: € 300.
Students of LIVES Doctoral Program and its affiliated member universities: € 400.
Students of other universities € 600.

The fees will cover tuition, course materials, accommodation in double rooms at the VIU campus, lunches and some dinners in the VIU cafeteria and social events.

Admitted candidates should pay the fee by December 31.

For further information: summerschools@univiu.org

Venice International University (IT)
University of Lausanne & University of Geneva - Swiss National Center of Competence in Research LIVES (SW)
Università degli Studi di Padova - Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (IT)
KU Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences (BE)

Affiliated institutions
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen & Jacobs University (D)
Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families, Oregon State University (USA)
Centre for Population, Aging and Health, Western University (CA)
Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC), Umeå University (SE)