The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) is an association of leading sociological institutes in Europe, aiming to intensify exchange and co-operation among social scientists through joint conferences, workshops and research networks.
The ECSR was founded in 1991 and now comprises 74 member institutions from 20 European Countries.
Chairman of the ECSR is Prof. Christopher T. Whelan, School of Sociology, University College Dublin.
Secretary and Treasurer is Prof. Melinda Mills, Department of Sociology/ICS, University of Groningen.
Further information can be found at the following link: ECSR


Equalsoc is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme.
Equalsoc has been created to mobilise and develop research expertise across Europe on economic change, quality of life and social cohesion.
Its aim is to stimulate high quality comparative European research on social cohesion and its determinants; encourage the development of additional research centres; provide an infrastructure for training the rising generation of young researchers in the skills o comparative research; and facilitate access to the most recent results of research for the wider research community and for policy makers.
Further information can be found at the following link: EQUALSOC

University of Trento

The University of Trento is one of Italy’s best Universities with outstanding international character. The Department of Sociology and Social Research is a member institute of the ECSR and it actively participates in the Equalsoc network of excellence.
The University of Trento significantly sustain the Summer School, providing both financial and organisational support.
Further information can be found at the following link: Trento University

Trentino School of Managment

The Trentino School of Managment (tsm) is a school created by the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Trento Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture, and the University of Trento. tsm is committed to training and applied research for both the public and private sectors, and focuses particularly on the main economic areas of the society of the province of Trento.
Further information ca be found at the follwing link: tsm