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Today's families

University of Bordeaux

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 characterizationimportance, 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.

Participants will learn in a variety of ways thanks to a combination of theoretical lectureshands-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
Location Bordeaux, France
4 Jul 2022 - 8 Jul 2022
Levels PhD
Credits None
Program fee 650 EUR
Accommodation fee Included in program fee
Extra information about the fee:
Participation fee:
› 300€ for students from the University of Bordeaux (including lunches, coffee breaks and social program costs)
› 450€ for students from partner institutions* (including lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social program costs)
› 650€ for other participants (including lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social program costs)

*Partner institutions: members of the ENLIGHT consortium, Université de Paris.
Application deadline 14 April 2022
Entry requirements:
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.
Contact information:
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