Spring School

After a series of annual workshop sessions, since 1999 ECSR has organized a yearly Spring or Summer School.


On 21-25 March 2022, jointly with the Collegio Carlo Alberto and NASP, the ECSR will organize a Spring School.

Geography, Mobility and Social Stratification


The topic for the tenth edition of the ECSR Spring School is “Geography, Mobility and Social Stratification”. The School is promoted by the European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR), Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP – Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies. It provides high-quality training on current research on the geographical dimension of social stratification and inequality, including geographical mobility, international migration, as well as residential and educational segregation.
A limited number of doctoral students and young researchers will participate in a five-day, full-immersion course, including lectures on the key topics in the field – both conceptual and methodological –, workshops and the opportunity to present their work and have it discussed by leading scholars in the field.

The School is organized by Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan, scientific coordinator), Maurizio Avola (University of Catania), Filippo Barbera (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Camilla Borgna (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan), Eralba Cela (University of Milan), Emanuela Struffolino (University of Milan), Tiziana Nazio (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin) and Antonina Zhelenkova (University of Milan, practical organization).

Lectures will be given and presentations discussed by Camilla Borgna (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Kendra Bischoff (Cornell University), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan), Talja Blokland (Humbolt University of Berlin), Tony Fielding (University of Sussex), Alison Heppenstall (University of Leeds), Roberto Impicciatore (University of Bologna), Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Nikola Sander (Federal Institute for Population Research – BiB), Emanuela Struffolino (University of Milan), Tiziana Nazio (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology), Sergi Vidal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Carolina V. Zuccotti (University Carlos III Madrid).

Applications have to be sent by email (mito.school@unimi.it) by February the 16th 2022, and should include:
a) an abstract of the paper that will be presented (up to 500 words);
b) a short summary of PhD thesis project or current research (up to 3 pages);
c) a brief CV (one page).

Priority in admission will be given to students from Institutions that belong to the ECSR.

Admission to the School is free of charge. Admitted students will be provided with hotel accommodation, all lunches and the social dinner. Other dinners and travel expenses to and from Turin will not be covered.

For information:
Prof. Nazareno Panichella (nazareno.panichella @unimi.it)