Training schools

Final report on training schools

An overall report on the training schools from our Action is available in the Final Action Dissemination and here.

Fourth grant period training schools

In Grant Period 4 we will offer two training schools.  The first of these was in September, from 16th– 20th, in Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, in Croatia.  A report about that training school is available here. The second training school was due to take place from 16th – 20th March 2020 in Serbia and to be hosted by our colleagues in University of Nis. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this training school.

Third grant period training schools

In Grant Period 3, as in previous grant periods, we offered development opportunities through training schools. In Grant Period 3 we offered three training schools.

From 10th – 14th of September ten colleagues, including early career researchers, took part in our Autumn Training School which was kindly hosted by our colleagues in the European University of Tirana, Albania. At the training school participants looked at research methods topics including:

  • focus groups and questionnaires as data gathering tools,
  • collaborative thematic analysis of data,
  • using thematic analysis to inform the design of an online quantitative questionnaire,
  • considering the broader use of qualitative and quantitative data gathering and exploring potential applications within one’s own research and/or institution.

The school was facilitated by Professor Jessie L. Moore (PhD), Elon University and Associate Professor Peter Musaeus (PhD), Aarhus University. We are very grateful to these colleagues for giving their time and sharing their expertise.

Details of our training schools and other networking activities can be found here

The second training school was in Goethe-Universität Frankfurt from 28th January – 1st February 2019.  A report on this event is accessible here.

The third training school took place in Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia from 18th – 22nd March 2019.  A report on that event will appear here shortly.


Second grant period training schools


In Grant Period 2 we ran our first training school. This event was held in European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder, Germany in December 2017.

Criteria for acceptance to the Training School are here.

Details of the Training School are here.

The following discussion document on the topic of our Action’s data gathering tool emerged from the Training School – document here

An evaluation of the training school by participants is accessible here

First grant period training schools

We did nor organise any training schools in the first grant period.