Organization and practical information


The course opens with an informal welcome evening (Sunday evening 30 June) followed by a half-day seminar (1 July) to introduce the PhD course, prior to the opening session of the World Congress. This introduction to the course will take place at the congress venue.

After the Congress, the consecutive days of the course will be organised in the hostel located on the top of Monte Barro (Regional Park of Monte Barro), located near the city of Lecco. Common transport from Milan to Monte Barro and back will be arranged.  



The course fee will be 560 EUR, including costs for meals on Monday 1 July, accommodation and meals from Friday evening, 5 July, until Wednesday noon, 10 July. Accommodation in Milan before and during the Congress from 1 until 5 July is on own expense. There will be an opportunity to stay in the students’ facilities of Bicocca University.


There will be the opportunity to apply for funding to attend the PhD course. Candidates should indicate on the registration form if they need funding and argument why. As the budget for funding is limited, the organising committee will decide on the number of funding candidates will receive (depending on the number of applications).


In addition to the PhD course, the participants also need to register for the IALE World Congress 2019. Keep in mind the deadlines for registrations (read more on the congress website).


Deadline and deliverables

25 February 2019 – Deadline for 1st stage registration: submission of the application form and abstract of a paper (max. 500 words) (download here)

            Applications should be sent to Isabel Loupa Ramos (

Note: 25 February is also the deadline submission abstract for paper/poster (through the congress website

15 March 2019 – Final confirmation of acceptance/enrolment

1 May 2019 – Final registration and payment

1 June 2019 – Deadline for submission of final papers (3000 words)