YRS 2021


After the postponed edition of 2020, the European Institute of Social Security is pleased to announce the 2021 Young Researchers School. All applications made for 2020 have been automatically transferred to 2021.


Do note that we are still in an uncertain situation due to the coronavirus. The organisation of the new edition, then, is dependent on the evolution of the situation.

Who? Researchers working on a project and PhD students researching in the broad field of social security have the opportunity to learn more about social security and research methodology, while discussing their own research with fellow researchers and experienced teachers from all over Europe.


What? The Young Researchers School offers courses on methodology and comparative research, with a focus on social security. Additionally, all participants will be asked to participate in an online module with a focus on methodology before the start of the programme, which will help them to outline their research project. They then have the opportunity to present their research during the YRS, and receive feedback from their fellow participants as well as professors and lecturers who are renowned experts in the field of social security. These discussion sessions have proven to be extremely beneficial to starting researchers. At the end of the YRS, all participants receive a certificate of participation.


When? The Young Researchers School is organised from 29 May to 4 June 2021.


Where? In order to create an optimal environment for a productive and inspiring week, the Young Researchers School takes a distance from the rush of daily life and is organized at an idyllic location. This year, it will take place on the beautiful island of Spetses in Greece.


Registration fee. The standard registration fee is €950. Members of the EISS can participate for €790. The fee includes accommodation including breakfast and lunch, coffee breaks, an excursion, and a farewell dinner. You can contact the international office of your home university to see if you are eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

Preliminary Programme

Coming soon

How to apply?

You can apply by sending a filled out version of the application file to info@eiss.be, along with the two additional documents as specified below.

The deadline to apply is 30 March 2021.

Please make sure to include the following documents when applying:

  • Application file
  • Short outline of your PhD proposal / Research proposal (Max. 1 page)
  • Motivation letter

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E.I.S.S. Secretariat General

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3000 Leuven


tel: 00 32 (0)16 32 94 33

mail: info[at]eiss.be



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