Venezia, Italy

VIU/LIVES Life Course and Vulnerabilities

when 7 March 2022 - 11 March 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

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.

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 600: Students of LIVES Doctoral Program and its affiliated member universities.
EUR 800: Students of other universities.
VIU students Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee (400 euro). The fees will cover tuition, course materials, breakfasts and lunches, accommodation on the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo in single rooms with private bathroom, and a social event. Participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation.


PhD Students in EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Refer to international offices in home universities or contact VIU Erasmus office: