For a complete list of project events, go to the PLATO website


Time and place: Dec. 4, 2020 4:00 PMDec. 6, 2020 3:00 PM, Gamle festsal, Domus Academica, University of Oslo

PLATO will organise an Award Ceremony for the 15 Early Stage Researchers who have successfully completed its 3-year intensive research and training programme. 


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Time and place: Sep. 25, 2020 1:30 PM2:45 PM, CEPS webinar

Join us online for a discussion among academics and practitioners on findings from the PLATO project and their implications.

Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 9:15 AM4:45 PM, Antwerp University, City campus C-building, Room C201

This workshop prepares young researchers to become competitive candidates for prestigious individual national and European research grants.

Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020 9:30 AMFeb. 25, 2020 5:00 PM, Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, Brussels (metro Madou)

At this two-day training participants will learn the structure, elements and purpose of a policy paper and how to get their message through in the media.

Time and place: Jan. 30, 2020 1:30 PM3:00 PM, online

This webinar will introduce participants to the purpose, planning and design of infographics.

Time and place: Jan. 20, 2020 1:00 PM2:30 PM, online

This webinar will help participants take control of their digital identity and select digital platforms and social networking sites to become engaging researchers and advance their career.

Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 3:45 PM5:00 PM, U Parkhotel, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Prof. Michael Zürn will hold a keynote speech on the legitimacy crisis of global governance as part of the PLATO PhD school at the University of Twente.

Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019Oct. 18, 2019, Enschede, The Netherlands

PLATO's fourth and final PhD school is organised at the University of Twente in the week 14-18 October 2019. The main focus will be on preliminary findings from the 15 PhD projects.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2019 11:00 AM12:40 PM, University of Wrocław, Building C, Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics, Room: 405

PLATO coordinator Chris Lord is chairing a panel with papers by five PLATO PhD researchers as part of the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw.

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2019 9:00 AM3:30 PM, De Meerminne, M.102, Sint-Jacobsstraat 2-4, Antwerp

The purpose of the additional Antwerp workshop is to start the work on an edited book proposal toward a theory of (de)legitimation in the European Union with contributions by PLATO's PhD researchers.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2018 11:30 AM12:30 PM, Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge

László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion under Barroso II will discuss his paper 'The unifying role of the single currency' at a lunch seminar as part of the PLATO PhD school in Cambridge.

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2018Sep. 14, 2018, CWB, Robinson College, Cambridge

PLATO's third PhD school in Cambridge will focus on research methods, but will also include a lunch seminar with László Andor, a supervision workshop, professional development planning for PhDs, and an Effective Researcher workshop.

Time and place: Mar. 12, 2018Mar. 16, 2018, IHS Vienna

PLATO's second PhD school will be staged in Vienna on 12-16 March 2018. Three days will be dedicated to research design, and two days to academic writing.

Time and place: Jan. 15, 2018Jan. 19, 2018, Freie Universität Berlin

The first PhD school within the ARENA-coordinated PhD network PLATO is organised in Berlin. The event includes a three-day PhD course in legitimacy theory while two days are dedicated to Vitae's Effective Researcher programme.

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Time and place: Oct. 16, 2017Oct. 20, 2017, Oslo Science Park

The ARENA-coordinated H2020-funded PLATO project's kick-off conference will take place in Oslo on 16-20 October 2017. It will bring together all partners for academic discussions and social networking.