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How to Participate

We invite early career researchers with a background in the design of interactive technology, possibly including prototyping skills, and basic knowledge of human-centred and/or participatory design principles, and an interest in the way in which platform economy systems are designed and used to support local communities, to apply to attend the training school. Spaces are, however, limited, and allocation will be considered in line with the selection process outlined below.

Participants coming from countries participating in the COST Action CA16121, “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy”, whose applications for participation are accepted, may receive financial contribution in the form of a COST Trainee Grant up to €800 per person (for a maximum of 22 participants).  This will support the cost of travel, accommodation and meals.  There are no participation fees.  Local students are not eligible for a Trainee Grant, however there are still no fees for attending the training.

In order to receive the Trainee Grant, all attendees must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu and add their bank details to their e-COST profile prior to receiving their e-COST invitation. All attendees must sign the attendance list on each day that they attend the event.

Participants that are eligible for the Trainee Grant:

  • Trainees from COST action members countries.

  • Trainees from Approved NNC institutions.

Application Process

Scientifically, the prospective participants should submit:

1) a 1 page motivation letter, clarifying if the applicant qualifies for a COST grant;

2) a 2 pages description of their research project;

3) a 2 pages CV including recent publications or other relevant academic achievements (e.g. exhibitions). All the documentation should be sent to the following email address bodker@cs.au.dk by June 1, 2019.

The applications will be evaluated by a committee constituted by three of the instructors according to the following criteria:

1) the relevance of the training school for the applicant’s research project;

2) foreseeable benefit of attendance for the professional development of the applicant;

3) the applicant’s career stage as presented in their CV;

4) the COST “Excellence and Inclusiveness” policy. A reasonable country distribution of trainees will also be considered. http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/strategy/excellence-inclusiveness