Summer Schools

Since 2001, the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) has hosted summer schools to train doctoral researchers. The schools provided important training opportunities for junior European scholars.

The call for applications for the 2017 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School is now open. You can apply until March 15, 2017.

The first EARA Summer School was organised by the former EARA president, Monique Bolognini. Since 2008, the summer school was jointly sponsored by EARA and the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). Until 2015, the Jacobs Foundation), financially supported the schools.

At each of the schools, seasoned research professionals representing diverse areas of adolescent researchgather to meet with promising young doctoral students in an intensive, but lively exchange of ideas. Senior scholars (i.e., the research professors) present their research or ideas to the junior scholars (i.e., the doctoral students) and the students work in groups at tasks the seniors have given them. Junior scholars also present their ideas to the senior scholars and their peers, receiving vital feedback about the philosophical underpinnings, logic, and execution of their ideas. At each of the schools, there have also been sessions focusing on methodological advances and professional development.

2001: EARA Summer School Chexbres, Switzerland
2003: EARA Summer School Marbach castle, Germany
2006: EARA Summer School Belek-Antalya, Turkey
2008: EARA/SRA Summer School Torino, Italy
2009: EARA/SRA Summer School Vancouver, Canada
2010: EARA/SRA Summer School Orebro, Sweden
2011 EARA-SRA Summer School Tucson, Arizona (U.S.A.)
2012 EARA-SRA Summer School Spetses, Greece
2013 EARA/SRA Summer School Kent, Ohio (U.S.A.)
2014 EARA/SRA Summer School Utrecht, The Netherlands
2015 EARA/SRA Summer School Atlanta, Georgia, USA Report on EARA-SRA 2015 Summer School.