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Doctoral Training Academy

14 January 2022
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)


is this year's theme of the Doctoral Training Academy (DTA). The training will comprise a mix of roundtable discussions, talks and workshops focusing on best practices in publishing and higher education, to help you improve your skills and knowledge and boost your career development (in and outside academia). The DTA is an excellent opportunity to meet people who are engaged in related areas of research. Registration is free and open to PhD students and ECRs worldwide whose research is on contemporary Europe or the European Union.

Spaces are limited to 50 and you need to register in advance. There will be a waiting list if spaces are filled up. 

Register here.

Funding for travel and accommodation for each eligible participant is available of up to £150 per person. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided. Read the full Terms & Conditions.

The event is organised by the UACES Graduate Forum Committee, who will also be having elections during the conference. Find out more about the UACES Graduate Forum Committee.



Our Host

IBEI is an inter-university institute created in 2004 as a joint effort of all five public universities in the Barcelona metropolitan area and CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) to promote postgraduate training and research in international relations, politics & development to advance the understanding of global challenges to governance in our world. Photo: All rights reserved © IBEI

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Travel to Barcelona

We encourage you to book flexible tickets and accommodations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requirements might change in the country you are travelling from. It is your responsibility to book with a generous cancellation policy.

Most European cities have a good connection to Barcelona. Flights are around £80-100 return. 


Spanish Entry Requirements

The following information was correct at the time beginning of November. Please check on the Spanish government website for updated requirements.


All persons entering Spain from other countries, including international transits, regardless of nationality or age must complete a Health Control Form and receive their QR code to present to border and health controls on arrival in Spain.

All passengers travelling from a country considered to have a Sars-Cov-2 risk must also carry certificates or documentation certifying vaccination against or negative test results. This includes the EU Digital Covid Certificate. A pdf of countries of risk can be downloaded here.

Vaccination Certificates (except EU Digital Certificate) must be provided in Spanish, English, French or German and can be either digital or paper. In the case of vaccination certificates, the second dose must have been received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. Certificate of negative results must state the date of sampling, the name and contact details of the clinic providing the service, technique used and the result of a test. Accepted tests are Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests carried out up to 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR, etc.) and Rapid Antigen Detection Tests (carried out 48 hours prior to arrival). A list of accepted RAT tests can be found here. Certificate of recovery must state the date of the first positive result and indicate that the passenger has recovered from the infection and is no longer infectious as well as the country of issue. The certificate must only be used when more than 11 days have elapsed since the first positive NAAT test. These certificates are valid for 180 days after the first positive result.

If a certificate cannot be provided in the above languages, then an accompanying translation must be provided by an official body.

You may be subjected to random covid-19b testing carried out by health authorities.


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