EITM Europe 2020 – Application Form

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the decision has been taken to postpone the summer school, which is currently scheduled from June 22nd to July 3rd 2020 in Torino, Italy.

The safety of participants is of course of utmost importance to us. Moreover, ongoing disruptions to travelling could severely affect participation and impair key objectives of the summer institute. EITM does not only offer a learning opportunity but also the possibility of building a community of scholars and facilitating in-person interactions between established scholars and young researchers.

We are laying plans to run the same program in 2021, tentatively from June 28th to July 9th, in the same location. Accordingly, your applications to both the summer school and the scholarship remain valid and will be carried over to the 2021 edition. We will make also arrangements to reimburse the applicants who have paid the administration fee and will not be able to attend the institute in 2021.

In due time, we will open registration for the 2021 edition and get back in touch with the existing applicants.

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Europe Summer Institute
June 22 – July 3, 2020

Text As Data: Theory and Application

The Empirical Implication of Theoretical Models Summer Institute is a training program, developed in the United States for graduate students and junior faculty, on the development and application of research designs that integrate theoretical models with empirical research with the purpose of advancing our understanding of politics. The EITM Europe is a similar program, based in Europe and created by Thomas König of the University of Mannheim, Germany.

The 2020 edition of EITM Europe will take place from June 22 until July 3 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy. It is directed by Thomas König (University of Mannheim) in collaboration with Fabio Franchino (NASP-University of Milan).

The program provides an introduction to the most recent developments in quantitative textual analysis and with a particular focus on linking applications with theory. It starts with basic concepts regarding the theoretical foundations and the statistical evaluation of theoretical models. The courses will be taught by leading scholars in four modules (plus a refresher course).

The faculty includes: James Lo (University of Southern California), Thomas Bräuninger (University of Mannheim), Ken Benoit (LSE) and Nicole Baerg (University of Essex).

The EITM Europe 2020 summer institute is supported by the University of Mannheim, the University of Milan, the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP), the ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice, and  the European Political Science Association (EPSA).

Supported by the CARIPLO Foundation, NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) invites applications to the Young Investigator Scholarships Program for EITM Europe 2020. The scholarship covers accommodation costs and participation fees to support the participation of young researchers working in non-Italian research institutions. More information can be found here and on the NASP’s website. For further questions, please contact Margherita Bordignon at eitmeu@nasp.eu.

The application deadline for the EITM 2020 summer institute is May 1, 2020. Applications that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. Tuition depends on the chosen package. The fee ranges between £900 (= 1000 Euros) for two weeks (four modules) and £250 (= 300 Euros) for one single course.

EITM Summer Programme – Turin


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