Summer schools


In 2022, EARA, EADP and SRA have again jointly organized a summer school focusing on research on adolescence. The summer school is a training ground for young scholars interested in adolescent development. It 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. The 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 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School was held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to August 24th (just before the EARA2022 conference), with arrival on August 20th. The site for the school was in Wicklow, a nice town nearby Dublin, Ireland. The summer school was directed by Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Oana Negru-Subtirica, and Stefanos Mastrotheodoros. Senior Scholars participating this year were (in alphabetical order): Toon Cillessen, Candace Currie, Nancy Hill, Lisa Kiang, Noona Kiuru, and Andreas Neubauer. 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. A full report of the 2022 summer school is available here

Picture from the 2022 summer school

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.


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