Call 7: Summer school ‘Advanced measurement of quality of working life’

École d'été InGRID-2

4 juin 2018
9 juin 2018

L'École d'été de InGRID 2 aura lieu du 4 au 9 juin 2018 au CEET (Noisy-le-Grand) sur le thème "Advanced measurement of quality of working life". Date limite de soumission des dossiers des candidats : 15 avril 2018.

General information

The summer school aims at training  doctoral students or early-career researchers. It is also opened to academics, policy practitioners and other interested users, providing participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with leading international experts and other colleagues in the field.

The summer school will take place near Paris at Noisy-Le Grand, at the Centre of Employment and Work Studies (CEET). The CEET will provide and organise logistics for the week (practical information will be given soon).  

Objectives and preliminary programme

Quality of working life (QWL) gains a prominent interest on the public debate and especially at the European level as it is a major component of well-being. Among the research circles and across social sciences, this interest translates into a number of angles from which it is possible to tackle the issue of QWL. Indeed QWL is a multidimensional construct that encompasses the structuring aspects of the relationship between an individual and his overall working environment. As such, the QWL concept covers issues related to the work content, to the employment relationship as well as to the work environment.

The summer school will be organised in different sessions covering theoretical and empirical aspects of the QWL assessment to provide both a multidisciplinary perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the concept. It will put a special emphasis on methodological issues related to QWL measurement with an application, through a PC Lab dedicated to the analysis of the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). A session dedicated to the results of several European projects addressing this topic will discuss other available data sources covering dimensions of QWL. Leading experts and scholars in this field will present the results from their research. The objective from the courses is to provide participants with a sufficient knowledge to apprehend the issue of QWL with the relevant methods and analytical tools.

The detailed programme will be available soon.

Information for applicants

The summer school is aimed at PhD students/postdocs/early-stage researchers and practitioners. The programme is also tailored for researchers wishing to acquire interdisciplinary competences about quality of working life. 

Requirements for attending the summer school are: mastering of STATA software is required to participate in the practical exercises (a short questionnaire will be sent to evaluate the level of each candidate to adapt the proposed exercises).

Candidates are expected to fill in the application form on the website before 15 April 2018, including a short motivation and CV. Candidates are expected to provide a poster related to their current work. They will present it during a specific session. All applicants will be informed whether their applications have been accepted by 30 April 2018.

Participation to this summer school is free of charge and subsistence costs are taken in charge by the project. Potential participants may receive a partial reimbursement of travel costs. Further practical information will be given later.

Participation is subject to InGRID-2 project’s terms and conditions for InGRID-2 summer schools.

Please send your queries regarding the summer school and applications to  and