Bordeaux, France

Today's Families

when 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

Throughout this unique Bordeaux Summer School, open to doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers, participants will reflect upon the meaning of family in today's social environment: its characterization, importance, and associated challenges.

As highlighted by current debates on same-sex marriage, medically assisted procreation, and most recently the increased focus on the household due to the ongoing health crisis (social distancing, teleworking, homeschooling, etc.), family science is a major research subject for the 21st century.

The role played by family in our daily lives is constantly evolving, and as such touches a variety of different disciplines. However, current research often remains too confined to its specific, singular field. By offering an interdisciplinary perspective, course content will allow for exchanges in order to define future research guidelines and enhance international collaboration, thus contributing to innovation on this important subject.

Target group

The course is designed for doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers in neurosciences and human and social sciences (psychology, educational sciences, law, psychiatry, epidemiology).

Language requirements: classes are conducted in English. Candidates should have a B2 level of English or equivalent.

Candidates must provide a CV, cover letter and a projection of their scientific or professional perspectives following their participation in the summer school.

Course aim

Participants will learn in a variety of ways thanks to a combination of theoretical lectures, hands-on tutored workshops and round tables, covering the following topics:

- Day 1: The family: what definitions today?
- Day 2: Assessing the family in research
- Day 3: Family environments
- Day 4: Family adjustment in adverse contexts
- Day 5: Integrated family care

Fee info

EUR 450: 450€ for students from partner institutions* (including lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social program costs).

*Partner institutions: members of the ENLIGHT consortium, Université de Paris.
EUR 650: 650€ for other participants (including lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social program costs).