Venice, Italy

VIU/LIVES Life Course and Vulnerabilities

online course
when 8 March 2021 - 12 March 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 150

During an intensive one-week program, doctoral students and young researchers will work on various fields of Life Course research through a multidisciplinary approach (Sociology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Life-span Psychology, Social Demography and Social Policies) led by internationally renowned experts.

Please note: the program will be delivered online.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, VIU in agreement with the Scientific coordinators and faculty decided to move the activity online. The format and agenda will be consequently updated and available soon. The fees have been revised.

Course leader

Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Dario Spini, LIVES Centre, University of Lausanne
Project coordinator: Dr. Christina Györkös, LIVES Centre, University of Lausanne

Target group

The School first targets PhD students, but postdocs and young researchers can also apply.
Disciplines involved are Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology, Life-span Psychology, Social Demography and Social Policy, Statistics and Socioeconomics, depending on the tutors and the workshop contents. The common topic of the workshops is vulnerability across the life course.

Course aim

- learn the manifold know-how associated with writing an article or a research project on a topic linked to the workshops’ themes
- work on concepts, taking into account the perspectives of different disciplines
- extend their academic network

Credits info

2 EC
A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 150: students of VIU member universities, LIVES Doctoral Program and its affiliated member universities.
EUR 300: non VIU nor LIVES students.

The fees will cover tuition and course materials.

Admitted candidates will be notified by February 5, 2021 and should pay the fee by February 10, 2021.


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support.