Italy, Florence

Methods for community research, action and change

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 430

The Italian Community Psychology Association (SIPCO) in collaboration with the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) organizes the first edition of the International Summer School in Community Research, focusing on the theme “Methods for community research, action and change”.
The Summer School aims at providing students with a theoretical outline on Community Research Methods, as well as practical tools to conduct community research.
Purposes
 Providing critical knowledge and skills of community research and action;
 Providing training in designing, implementing and evaluating research projects, and in applying specific participatory research methods.
At the end of the Summer School students will reinforce autonomy in planning and leading a field community research and action.
Place and dates
July 13 – 17, 2015. The Summer School will take place in Florence, via di San Salvi 12. Lessons will be held at the Department of Education and Psychology from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm (on Friday 17 the class will end at 4 pm).

Course leader

Some of the most renowned experts and well known international scholars in
Community Research Methods will be involved in the Summer School: Caterina Arcidiacono (European Community Psychology Association, past president) Carolyn Kagan (Metropolitan Manc

Target group

The Summer School in Methods for Community Research, Action and Change is addressed to psychology Ph.D. students, young researchers and young professionals with research experience in psychology.
A maximum of 30 participants will be admitted in the Summer School, which will start if a minimum of 20 participants will enroll. The language of the course is English.
Eligibility
Participants will be considered by their CV, qualifications and by their personal statement In addition, a good knowledge of the English language is required (B2 level), as well as a previous knowledge or experience of community research.

Course aim

The Summer School aims at providing students with a theoretical outline on Community Research Methods, as well as practical tools to conduct community research.
Purposes
 Providing critical knowledge and skills of community research and action;
 Providing training in designing, implementing and evaluating research projects, and in applying specific participatory research methods.
At the end of the Summer School students will reinforce autonomy in planning and leading a field community research and action

Credits info

How to apply
Candidates are required to submit the application form, together with a
personal statement and their curriculum vitae. All applications will be examined by a selection committee. Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2015.
Fee
 Standard fee: 430 €
 SIPCO and ECPA members’ fee: 330 €
Fees are due by May 31st 2015.
Course fees include the following: tuition, all course materials including reading materials, some social activities (social dinner), access to the structures of the Department of Education and Psychology, as well as to online services and resources (wireless).
Affordable accommodations are available nearby the Department of Education and Psychology. For fees and accommodations please contact labcom.toscana@gmail.com.
Application
More information on the application procedure and payment is available on SIPCO web page (http://www.sipco.it/formazione.php). Persons interested in participating in the Summer School should fill in the application form and submit to info@sipco.it the following:
- curriculum vitae;
- personal statement which provides additional evidence of your intellectual and creative achievement;
- copy of a ID.

Fee info

EUR 430: Standard - Include the following: tuition, all course materials including reading materials, some social activities (social dinner), access to the structures of the Department of Education and Psychology, as well as to online services and resources (wireless).

Thanks to the University of Florence low price rooms (single bed in double room from 11 € per night) and other accommodations are now available.

For fees and accommodations please contact info@sipco.it
EUR 330: SIPCO and ECPA members’ fee - - Include the following: tuition, all course materials including reading materials, some social activities (social dinner), access to the structures of the

Department of Education and Psychology, as well as to online services and resources (wireless).
Thanks to the University of Florence low price rooms (single bed in double room from 11 € per night) and other accommodations are now available.

For fees and accommodations please contact info@sipco.it

Scholarships

SIPCO and ECPA are pleased to announce the availability of two grants in order to cover the registration fees for the International Summer School in Community Research.
The first grant is provided by SIPCO and it has a reserved access to SIPCO members th