Third GERN Doctoral Summer School on “Criminology, Security and Justice : methodological and epidemiological issues”

School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal To be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal 4-6 September 2014

Venue and Date

The third GERN Summer School for doctoral students will take place at the Faculty of Law (School of Criminology), University of Porto (Portugal) from Thursday 4 September to Saturday 6 September 2014.

Aim of the GERN Summer School

The GERN Summer School is directed at Doctoral students (preferably in their second or third year) undertaking doctoral research in a Groupement Européen de Recherche sur les Normativités(GERN) member institution. The Summer School is an opportunity to present your research and debate it with European leading researchers.

The Summer School includes : 

  •  Presentations and discussion of PhD research work by doctoral students ; 
  •  Discussion sessions with senior researchers ; 
  •  Plenary lectures with relevant topics for PhD work development ; 
  •  An opportunity to submit your revised paper for publication. In addition it is an opportunity to meet senior researchers and other doctoral students undertaking criminology and criminal justice research from Europe.

Application and deadlines

  • To make an application to the 3rd GERN Summer School students will need to send by 28 April 2014 : 
    a detailed abstract of their paper (two pages that includes the theoretical and conceptual framework, methodologies and results/expected results) ; 
  •  a letter of support from the PhD supervisor, agreeing to help them. These elements should be sent to and

Initial acceptance will be made known by 16 May 2014. Those students who have been initially accepted will need to send their paper to be discussed at the Summer School, of some 6,000 words, in English or French, by 25 July and final acceptance will be on receipt of the paper.


Students will bear the cost of their travel, accommodation and subsistence at Porto.

The cost of the conference will be 45 Euros to include course material, lunch, coffee-breaks and one informal dinner on the 5th September.


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