Families in times of accelerated societal and demographic changes

Monteortone, Abano Terme (Pd, Italy), 11-14 January 2023

The programme is meant to create an international and highly qualified learning environment, which should allow participants to be actively involved in workshops and seminars and to experiment innovative ways of collaborative learning under the supervision of senior researchers and participant themselves (e.g. peer review).

Academics from both the University of Lausanne and Padova, and external key notes with a re-known expertise in family sociology, family demography and social statistics, will be part of the programme.

The Chief editor of a renown scientific journal will be invited to a give a transversal know-how seminar with suggestions and hands on practice on how to increase chances of peer review publications and the journal’s open access policies.

One of the responsible of the Gender and Generation Program will introduce participants to the potentiality of the GGS data source for comparative studies on families in Europe.

A round table will conclude the seminar, to discuss possible further collaboration (a special issue of an international review, a joint publication, project proposal application for funding, the topic for a follow-up edition of the workshop,…).

The program will also include social activities (as a welcome aperitif, lunches and dinners), one night at the hot thermal swimming pool, a guided tour to the University of Padova main Building (Palazzo Bo).

We promote collaborative science from early career stages on. The doctoral students and younger scholars will pursue an academic career in which writing collaborative research papers and projects as well as reviewing others’ scholars’ work play a major role.

During the workshop they will exercise collaboration through formal and informal channels. Formal exchange involves commenting on each other paper before and during the regular sessions in Padua.

Participants will have received the paper 3-4 weeks in advance and will have prepared written comments on 2 papers from their colleagues, mimicking a journal review; during the session there will be 1-2 discussant per paper who will summarize the comments.