What is it about?

Summer school "Inclusive approaches to educational research " aims at providing opportunities for emerging and early career researchers to share and discuss their research ideas, plans or proposals in small groups and to receive feedback from a group of international researchers who will share their expertise and experiences on a wide range of educational and social issues. 

Participants will have the opportunity to attend keynote lectures which will provide diverse perspectives on the meaning and role of inclusive approaches to educational research. Moreover, through interactive workshops and hands-on activities, the participants will develop capacities for employing inclusive research approaches at different stages of research

Site visits to places developed through community-based participatory research and presentation of examples of the inclusive approaches to research will contribute to participants’ understanding of different modes of participation in the research.  The summer school will include two field trips to:

  a local school in one of the informal neighbourhoods in Belgrade, which conducts the participatory action research in collaboration with  the Schoolcity collective

  the Center for the promotion of science, a public institution that aims at developing scientific literacy and citizen science program.

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Why should you apply?

During the summer school we would like to raise some questions that shape our understanding of research, but also to build a community of PhD students and early career researchers interested in searching for answers that could help us make educational research more inclusive.

Inclusive approaches to educational research aim to legitimize the expertise and perspectives that emerge from situated knowledge and lived experience, particularly of those who have been historically marginalized, by creating spaces where diverse voices can be heard. Authentic participation in research encourages participants to critically reflect on their position, map the gap between what is and what could be, and take an active role in bridging that gap. The summer school will be an opportunity to discuss the potential of educational research to enable participants who frequently experience marginalisation to positively impact upon their own lives and their communities. 

Important dates


7th March -
11th April 2023 

on acceptance

17th April 2023

and payment

18th April -
15th May 2023


12-14th July 2023 

Where is the summer school taking place?

Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade is the oldest and most prominent institution of higher education in Serbia where social and humanistic sciences are studied. The Faculty of Philosophy enrols students at all academic levels offering bachelor, master and doctoral programs in ten scientific fields: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy,  Andragogy, Ethnology and Anthropology, History, History of Arts, Archaeology, and Classical sciences.

The Faculty of Philosophy is not only a place where lectures are held and science projects are being conducted, but a place of student gathering, a place for debates and conferences, a place of book promotions and conventions, a place of growing and exchanging luminous ideas, a place of civil courage where students and civic protests for freedom and democracy have occurred throughout the history.

The Faculty is located in the very heart of the City of Belgrade, in the pedestrian zone, 18-20 Čika Ljubina Street, Belgrade. 

Events in Belgrade and Serbia in July 2023

Exit festival 2023

EXIT is an award-winning music festival that takes place in Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. This year it will take place on 6-9 July, which is just a few days before our summer school!

Who can apply and what are the fees?

Who can apply?

If you are a PhD student or an emerging researcher you can apply for this summer school. The summer school is open to participants from both member and non-member countries of EERA. Your field of work must relate to educational research. 

The submission includes: 
- Abstract of your research or research idea, no more than 1.800 characters long (objectives and research questions; conceptual framework; intended methodology)
- Main references (up to 800 characters)
- CV 
Why are you interested in participating in this summer school?

Submission is possible only online through this website.

The Summer School will be held in English.

What are the fees?

The fee for the Summer School 2023 is 180 € for students currently living in a High GDP country, 120 € for students currently living in a Low GDP country or 80 € (local students or students with self-organized accommodation).

The participants will share a double room with another participant. A single room can be requested. The cost for a single room is additional 25 € per night.

Please note that the crucial factor for the reduced Low GDP fee is not the country of origin but the country of residence.

As grounds for determining the GDP status of a country, EERA used the World bank data, GDP per capita. The threshold for low-GDP country status is an annual per capita GDP which is lower than 71% of the GDP of the total EU.

You can find the list of low GDP countries on EERA website.

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You can use the contact form or simply send us an e-mail to: inclusive.research@f.bg.ac.rs