What initiatives exist for PhD students in the field of population studies?
How can I meet other young researchers in my field?
There are many PhD students in the broad field of population studies throughout Europe and several initiatives have been developed to bring them together, such as PopFest and Young Demographers. Yet thus far an overarching network is lacking. The overall aim of this PhD network is therefore to bring PhD students across Europe together.
We try to do so by:
- Promoting existing initiatives for PhD students like PopFest and Young Demographers to members
- Providing a forum where new PhD initiatives can develop
- Organising student events at the EPC conferences
- Creating a database of the network members to facilitate networking and support between them
On 20 and 21 May 2021 the EAPS PhD Network organized its first online event by and for PhD students (+1 year) in the field of population studies. This was not a regular conference, but a series of panel discussions and masterclasses tailored to your needs of young researchers. The conference provided young researchers a chance to meet the research community, cover questions like ‘how to get published?’ or ‘how to deal with frustration and conflict in academia?’, and there was a series of unique masterclasses with senior scholars in the field! Curious? Here you can find the program of May 2021.
Want to join or do you have suggestions?
Do you have an idea for an (online) activity? Or perhaps you would like to moderate a forum? You can contact one of the members of the steering committee and ask about the possibilities: email@example.com; Wachter@nidi.nl.
PhD Student at INED, France
PhD Student at University of Groningen, the Netherlands
PhD Student at NIDI, the Netherlands
PhD Student at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
PhD Student at Charles University, Czech Republic
PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK