Summer schools

In 2024, the European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP), the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) and the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) will again jointly organize a summer school focusing on research on adolescence. The summer school is a training ground for young scholars interested in adolescent development. The summer school brings together established researchers, recognized for their expertise and teaching abilities with doctoral students from around the globe, for several intensive days of research training. The training includes exposure to innovative and creative research, as well as workshops focusing on professional skills. Previous summer schools have given students enthusiasm to search for scientific guidance outside of the borders of their countries and the walls of their universities.

The 2024 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus from September 21 to September 25 (just before the EARA conference, submission deadline January 30, see:, with arrival on September 21. The site for the school will be in Larnaca, a city on the southeast coast of Cyprus, on the Mediterranean Sea. The summer school will be directed by Lysanne te Brinke, Susan Branje, and Lisa Kiang. Senior Scholars participating this year will include (in alphabetical order): Christy Buchanan, Marlis Buchmann, Charissa Cheah, Steven Eggermont, Kostas Fanti, and Berna Güroğlu.

We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply. A total of 24 students (8 per association) will be selected based on their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence. Students who apply should have their doctoral research planned or underway, but not completed, so that they can benefit from the critiques given during the school. Students will have to cover their own travel costs, while accommodation from September 21st to September 25th (4 nights) and meals are paid for by the Summer School. Students selected by SRA (whose travel costs are expected to be substantially higher) will be eligible for an SRA travel fellowship.


Send the following documents in English, saved as Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.

  1. Your curriculum vitae (labeled firstname_surname_cv.docx)
  2. A short description of your dissertation topic and progress so far (1-2 pages double spaced), (labeled firstname_surname_dissertation.docx)
  1. A recommendation letter from your supervisor (labeled firstname_surname_letter.docx).
  2. You need to be a member of EARA, EADP, or SRA upon acceptance for the school. Indicate your (anticipated) membership(s) in your application.

Send the files, by email, to the 2024 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School committee through

Applications must be received by March 31, 2024. All applications received by that date will be evaluated by members of the EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School Committee, with notifications emailed within around 2 months, in any case before May 31, 2024.


The 2023 EADP- EARA-SRA Summer School was held in Turku, Finland from August 24th to August 27th (just before the ECDP conference), with arrival on August 23rd. The site for the school was in Ruissalo, a stunning archipelago island and national park just in front of Turku. The summer school was directed by Dagmar Strohmeier, Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Simona Caravita and Katariina Salmela-Aro. Senior Scholars  included (in alphabetical order): Elizabeth Cauffman, Berna Güroğlu, Metin Özdemir, Paul Poteat, Dagmar Strohmeier, and Peter Titzmann. A total of 24 students were selected based on their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence.

About the EARA Summer Schools

The EARA Summer Schools are excellent training contexts for young scholars interested in adolescent development. The first EARA Summer School took place in 2001. From 2008 to 2016 EARA have collaborated with SRA for organizing Summer Schools, and since 2017 EADP joined the summer school organization.

Picture from the 2022 Summer school in Dublin, Ireland


2023: EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Turku, Finland
2022: EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Dublin, Ireland
2019: EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Kalamata, Greece
2018: EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Ghent, Belgium
2017: EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2015: EARA/SRA Summer School, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2014: EARA/SRA Summer School, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2013: EARA/SRA Summer School, Kent, Ohio, USA
2012: EARA-SRA Summer School, Spetses, Greece
2011: EARA-SRA Summer School, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2010: EARA/SRA Summer School, Orebro, Sweden
2009: EARA/SRA Summer School, Vancouver, Canada
2008: EARA/SRA Summer School, Torino, Italy
2006: EARA Summer School, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
2003: EARA Summer School, Marbach castle, Germany
2001: EARA Summer School, Chexbres, Switzerland