European Ph.D on Social Representations and Communication
Quality Control and Monitoring System

The “Quality control of European/International Joint Ph.D. training system“ was created to monitor work on and completion of stated objectives. This organization is linked to the internal structure of the European/International Joint Ph.D. and is composed of the European/International Joint Ph.D. Scientific Board and the Core Executive Committee and meets at various intervals during the year.

General monitoring of the organisation and training of the European/International Joint Ph.D. is carried out by the full European/International Joint Ph.D. Scientific Board at international yearly meetings, by the Core Executive Committee at quarterly meetings and at an at least bi-monthly meetings of the Honorary Programme Director and the Programme Director. The quality of the scientific programme is monitored by the Honorary Programme Director in co-operation with the Programme Director and the Core Executive Committee. The quality of training and working conditions is guaranteed by the European Scientific Board and the Core Executive Committee (see above).

After selection, the national and two foreign tutors are responsible for the supervision of each Ph.D. research trainee in all aspects of his/her training.

Once a candidate has been accepted, each successive year he/she must write an increasingly extensive report about the status of his/her research for approval by the national supervisor and the two foreign co-tutors. This report must be presented during the International Summer Schools and/or multi-point video-conferences in a public event that includes a forum discussion with the foreign supervisors and other international experts.

To provide necessary feedback, research trainees complete evaluation sheets for scientific events such as the intensive training “stages” held during the International Summer Schools.