Training Schools

Aim & regulations

Training Schools aim to facilitate capacity building on a topic relevant to the YONG-IN through the delivery of intensive training on a new or emerging subject. They can also offer familiarisation with unique methodologies or expertise. Training schools are typically, although not exclusively, considered to be for the benefit of junior researchers and PhD students. 

COST supports the participation of two categories of participants, trainers and trainees. To apply for a grant, trainees must be admitted to a PhD programme, or affiliated to a higher education or research institution in a COST Member country as postdoctoral fellows or academic staff members. Applications are evaluated by the Organising Committee of the Training School. 

The grant is awarded to support covering travel, accommodation and meal expenses. Different grant amounts can be attributed to each trainee depending on location and effective travel needs. The total grant awarded cannot exceed EUR 1500.

Coming training schools

Training schools will be announced annually according to the Work and Budget Plan. No calls open at the moment

Passed training schools

„The origins, development and changing demands of education and welfare in 21st century “, Tallinn, Estonia , 2- 5 April, 2019.

The training school was organised jointly by the COST YOUNG-IN, Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life Course Studies and Estonian Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences. Three days were filled with intensive lectures, seminars and reading delivered by professor Jane Gingrich, Magdalen College of University of Oxford. The fourth day was devoted discussing the concept and measurement of youth transition regimes guided by professor Anu Toots and associated professor Triin Lauri, School of Governance, Law and Society, Tallinn University.

COST YOUNG-IN provided 12 grants for PhD students and young scholars from Moldova, Spain, Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia.

“The three-day seminar given by Prof. Jane Gingrich provided a rich, sophisticated and critical account on how educational policies entangled and interrelated with social welfare system throughout the world. The seminar was all the more useful and insightful for those who study the evolution of education and social welfare in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of post-socialist transformation. The comparison of West and East stimulated vivid and thought-provoking discussions.”

(Petru Negura, participant, Free International University of Moldova, Chisinau)

“I was overwhelmed by the contents and the participants of the training school. It was very participative and intensive… I got what I was looking for!”

(Wagaw Berihun University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-Western Switzerland)