The international networking conference for all PhD candidates in the educational sciences

8-12 May, 2023

ICO invites all ICO PhDs to register for ICO’s international research event for PhD’s: The ICO International Spring School 2023 from Monday the 8th of May until Friday afternoon the 12th of May. We would also like all our members to inform your international contacts about this event and invite (their) PhD candidates to join. We are expecting PhD’s from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and other countries.

During this week you will participate in workshops given by ICO staff members and their international peers, and you will be able to learn from the keynote addresses of two renowned scholars in the field of educational sciences. You will also present your work to each other, after which experienced researchers and your peers will provide you with feedback. There is also an extensive social programme, which allows you to really get to know your international colleagues and build up contacts for life.

ICO’s attending full time PhD members are expected to be present the full week. In case you are a part time PhD member you can also choose to be there for the first half of the week (part A – Monday to Wednesday afternoon), or the second half (part B -Wednesday to Friday afternoon).

What to expect:

  • Participation in (one or) two advanced workshops related to methodology and themes within the educational sciences 
  • Share your research in a paper, poster, or a round table presentation,  and receive and provide feedback
  • Join the social programme, which allows you to really get to know your international colleagues

More information about the location, the programme and registration will follow soon. If you have any questions, contact Caroline Vonk at