The PhD seminar provides a friendly environment in which research students can develop contacts with academics and other researchers in the field and gain experience in presenting their research. Candidates present a topic of their choice (e.g., their envisaged PhD topic, a chapter of their PhD, a recent paper, etc.) before a panel of outstanding professors of EU criminal law, members of ECLAN. They then receive their comments, feedback and suggestions.
Since 2010, ECLAN has organised PhD seminars in different universities across the EU. So far, PhD seminars have taken place at the ULB (2010), the University of Luxembourg (2011), the University of Bayonne (2013), the Queen Mary University (2014) and recently at the University of Copenhaguen (2015).
The seminar aims at PhD candidates currently working in the field of EU criminal justice and holding a degree in law, political science or international studies.
Irene Wieczorek , PhD researcher, describes her experience of the PhD Seminar :
Participating to the ECLAN PhD seminars has meant to me much more than simply presenting my research and getting useful feedbacks. I felt I was progressively becoming part of a scientific community, of young and senior researchers sharing the same interest and passion for European Criminal Law. I created personal bonds and true friendships, which have stayed with me through out all my PhD, and have enriched me personally and intellectually. The debates did not stop at the presentations during the day, but continued throughout dinners and sightseeing moments. Every time it felt like a 2 days of non-stop intellectual interactions, which all the time resulted in true advancement for my research. I would recommend to anyone working in this field to join the ECLAN PhD seminar, as it is really a unique opportunity.
The 2016 edition of the ECLAN PhD Seminar will be held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business on October 20‐21, 2016. Registrations are now open. Please find below the call for papers. The deadline for submission has been fixed on 16th August 2016.
Some pictures and the programmes of the past editions are also available below.