Doctoral Summer School 2020 - emma


This Summer School has been postponed to the July 2021

Registration is closed for now.

If you had already registered you are automatically pre-registered to 2021. 

We think we should still offer something to the emma community, during this crisis, to show we are here for all the members, conference participants and Ph.D. students:

We are offering an online lecture/debate on "Media Business after Coronavirus", this session, of around 2 hours (depending on debate and participation) will be held on July 7th (to be confirmed) and will be hosted by Miguel and Ulrike. The list of speakers and main topics will be organized shortly.This session will be open to all the emma community: emma members (2019 and 2020), authors with accepted abstracts for the 2020 conference and, of course and summer school applicants. On the 8th of July (to be confirmed) PhD students who were registered for Summer School can present their PhD work in progress and receive feedback.

What was planned before Covid-19

Four-day course in Lisbon involving scientific experts, practitioners, industry experts and invited keynote speakers

The emma 2020 Doctoral Summer School will take place at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon from 7 to 10 July, 2020. During 4 days, up to 25 PhD students will be together for collaborative research development, networking, attend international conferences and masterclasses, and present and discuss their PhD work-in-progress.

Download the full information HERE


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak there is uncertainty about the future conditions available for the realization of the Summer School. As of today, it is expected that by the end of June there will be the conditions for the normal realization of the course. However, a reassessment of the situation will take place in the third week of May. 

You can access to our  Contingency Plan and updated information at here.

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emma Doctoral Summer School Grant 2020

Call for Applications

The emma Doctoral Summer School Grant aims to support PhD students in a financially challenged situation to help them to participate at the emma Summer School. Grants of up to 1.000 € are offered to allow the recipient to offset registration, travel, visa and accommodation expenses associated with attending the emma Doctoral Summer School. Participants can apply no later than April 30, 2020, sending an email with all the required information to  Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.See all the information here.

Thematic Areas

Media management. New Media. Media Economics. Business Innovation. Entrepreneurship.


Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

14.30-15.30 - Welcome

15.30-17.00 – Opening Session

Opening conference: “Media in 2020: challenges, trends and overview”

17.00-17.30 - Coffee break

17.30-18.30 - Methodology session: “PhD research: how to organize a winning paper”

19.30-21.00 – Social event

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

10.00-11.30 – Theoretical session: “The Economic Challenges of Media”

11.30-12.00 - Coffee break

12.00-13.00 – Students PhD work presentations 1

13.00-14.30 – Lunch

14.30-16.00 - Methodology session: “PhD Research: methodologies do’s and don’ts”,

16.00-16.30 - Coffee break

16.30-18.00 – Students PhD work presentations 2

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

10.00-11.30 – Theoretical session: “The keys for innovation and entrepreneurship in Media”

11.30-12.00 - Coffee break

12.00-13.00 – Students PhD work presentations 3

13.00-14.30 – Lunch

14.30-16.00 - Methodology session: “Mapping the internet and social media: research methods and digital tools”

16.00-16.30 - Coffee break

16.30-18.00 – Students PhD work presentations 4

20.00 – 24.00 - Celebration dinner & party

Friday, July 10th, 2020

10.00-11.31 – Theoretical session: “Platforms and Algorithms: Challenges for the media”

11.30-12.00 - Coffee break

12.00-13.00 – Students PhD “collaborative research development” meeting

13.00-14.00 – Closing session and certificates delivery

14.00-15.00 – Informal Lunch

Pre-register Here 

Candidates' Profile

Ph.D. students and researchers. Professionals and administrators with recognized experience in media and media management can also apply, but their acceptance is dependent on a previous curricula evaluation. Masters students that intent to finish their dissertations by the end of 2020 can also apply, but their acceptance is dependent on a previous dissertation draft evaluation.


Gustavo Cardoso

Miguel Crespo

Ana Pinto-Martinho

Rita Sepúlveda


Mikko Grondlund, Research Manager at Brahea Centre for Training and Development , University of Turku, Finland.

James Breiner, visiting professor of communication at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Gustavo Cardoso, full professor, headmaster of the Communication Sciences department at ISCTE-IUL, director of OberCom (the Portuguese Media and Communications Observatory)

More to be announced soon

General Information


This European Doctoral Summer School will give 6 ECTS credits to all participants. Students can easily transfer credits to other European universities using the ECTS system. Credits will be attributed formally to postgraduate students (Ph.D.). As one credit represents around 25 to 30 working hours, 6 credits will be attributed to those participating in the summer school, provided that they are evaluated through their work-in-progress presentations and discussion. In order to comply with the working hours requested, students are required to do ahead of time the public presentation about their research / expertise.

Event Dates:

7 to 10 July, 2020


EUR 249 (includes social event, coffee breaks, celebration dinner), Early Birds (full registration before March 31st 2020) will obtain a reduction of EUR 50 (see below), pay EUR 199.

A deposit of EUR 50 is requested on application, which is only refunded in case of non-acceptance.

The program fee includes:

• tuition

• use of the library, PC labs and additional ISCTE-IUL service facilities

• welcome social events

• Lunch vouchers

• Coffee Breaks

• Celebration dinner and party


ISCTE-IUL | Lisbon ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute provides its faculty, staff and students with all the resources needed to develop an attractive working environment. Facilities include more than 50 classrooms, several auditoriums (with between 100 and 500 seats), well equipped computing rooms for training (wi-fi is also available throughout the campus), classes and individual work and research, one of the largest university libraries in Portugal, more than 6 restaurants and bars, and plenty of space for leisure activities. The Students’ Association is very active in developing cultural, leisure and sport activities for the student community.


 University Residence Professor José Pinto Peixoto, ISCTE-IUL meets some of the accommodation needs of its visiting students and teachers. It is very small and we cannot guarantee accommodation. For further inforamation contact the residence directly

We have collected a list of some places where you can try to book for the week, download HERE.

Number of Places:

Important Requisites

Please note that a good command of English is a mandatory requirement, but all sessions will be Portuguese and Spanish friendly (if you have any question regarding your English proficiency please contact Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.).

If you need a Visa we strongly recommend to apply during the first phase (until March 31st 2020).


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Registration Calendar

Early Birds (199,00€ Fee)

1st phase | until 30 April 2020 | Notification of acceptance on 08 May 2020

Regular Registration (249,00€ Fee)

2nd phase | 1 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 | Notification of acceptance until 29 May 2020

You will get an email when the full registration opens. Please attach in your application a scanned copy of your ID (EU citizens) or Passport, a digital photo (passport format), your Diploma(s), Curriculum Vitae (optional).

Your application will only be considered after the deposit payment that should be done by bank transfer to:

Entidade: IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais

NIB: 0036 0000 99105886113 55

IBAN: PT50 0036 0000 9910 5886 1135 5


Name: IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais

Adress – Rua Castilho – 5º piso 1250-066

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