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Workshop: Help us to shape the future of Una Europa doctoral training programmes

Event information

Date & location

From 10:00am to 3:15pm CET

Online via Zoom


Una Europa team at Universiteit Leiden


Complete the registration form by 21 February to take part

Are you working on (or interested in) doctoral training programmes, doctoral supervision or graduate school administration? Or are you a PhD candidate? If so, join us for this free online workshop!

At the session, you will:

  • Learn about best practices in PhD supervision and mentoring
  • Brainstorm the future of doctoral supervising and training
  • Contribute to the creation of Una Europa interdisciplinary training programmes for PhD candidates and supervisors

Is this workshop for me?

We especially encourage people in the following roles to join us:

  • PhD Supervisors interested in Interdisciplinary Methods Training and/or topics related to Europe and the World
  • Doctoral researchers working on interdisciplinary projects or on the topics related to Europe and the World
  • Deans of Graduate Schools
  • Administrative Staff in Graduate Schools
  • Interested early career scholars

To join the workshop, you must be affiliated with an Una Europa university.

What is the goal of the workshop?

This workshop will lay the foundations for the development of two doctoral training programmes developed under Una Europa's Una.Futura project:

  • A Doctoral Interdisciplinary Methods Training (DIMT), first for the fields of social sciences, humanities and law and later for the natural sciences. The course will train PhD candidates and their supervisors, and will allow them to move between different universities in the Una Europa alliance.
  • An interdisciplinary doctoral training programme with “Europe and the World” as a thematic focus. It will focus on best practices in supervision and on training PhD candidates working on topics related to Europe and the World.

This workshop is initiated as part of the Una Europa for Researchers activity under Una.Futura.


  1. 10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction to the workshop aims with Koen Caminada, Vice Dean Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Universiteit Leiden and member of the Una Europa Board of Directors
  2. 10:10-10:45 Introduction to Una Europa's Doctoral Interdisciplinary Methods Training and the "Europe and the World" Training Programme with Joachim Koops, Academic Lead of the DIMT Universiteit Leiden
  3. 10:45-11:00 Break
  4. 11:00-11:50 Break out sessions:
  5. Session 1 - Doctoral Interdisciplinary Methods Training for PhD supervisors and doctoral researchers, led by Joachim Koops
  6. Session 2 - Interdisciplinary Training Programme on Europe and the World for PhD supervisors and doctoral researchers, led by Seda Gürkan
  7. Session 3 - Administrative and organisational dimensions, led by Lydie Cabane and Janneke Vader
  8. 11:50-12:15 Feedback from break out sessions
  9. 12:15-12:30 Concluding remarks and next steps