• To offer younger researchers a specific training in the new developments of the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe
  • To provide an opportunity for direct interaction between younger researchers and "seniors" known for their expertise in the field.

Public Concerned

  • Younger researchers, in particular PhD students at an early stage in their research work. However other applications will also be considered.

Format of Training and Calendar

Three sessions of two weeks (Spring, Summer and Fall) each year. Participants are expected to attend two sessions at least. Each session includes a series of seniors’ lectures, PhD presentations discussed by one PhD and one senior, and various forms of Round Table or Summary Meetings.

Thematic Coverage

  • Micro-Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Management,
  • Evolutionary Modelling of Technical Change,
  • Economic Dynamics, Innovation Networks and Spillovers,
  • Clusters and Systems of Innovation (NIS/RIS),
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy,
  • Economic Geography,
  • Spatial Econometrics,
  • Macro-growth.

Each session will try to keep a balance between different disciplinary fields as well as theory and empirics and between formalised and “softer” approaches.

General Content


Applicants are required to send the following documents to flasaquier@unistra.fr tel: 33 (0)3 68852179 fax : 33 (0)3 68852071;
  • a letter of motivation,
  • a CV,
  • for PhD students an abstract of their doctoral dissertation and a letter of support by their supervisors,
  • for other applicants a short presentation of research interests.

Applicants selected for one session are automatically accepted for the others, upon request.
During the session, selected participants are asked to give a presentation as well as to comment another PhD presentation (see specific guidelines for PhD presentation below).

Guidelines for PhD Presentation

Participants are asked to give a presentation based on a written document. It is highly recommended that they send the document at least 2 weeks before the start of the session. It could be for instance an existing paper, a conference proposal or an article (preferably non published). For students just starting their PhD, this document can be a well structured PhD project, stating for instance the general framework of the project, the main research questions, some first basic elements about existing literature and the main methodological options, etc. Preferably, documents should not exceed 20 pages.
If the document is already available at the date of application (existing article, PhD project as agreed by university), it is recommended to send it when applying.

Fees and Costs

Fees: 400 euros per session (200 euros for participants from DIME partner institutions). Preferential rates will be proposed for attending two or three sessions.

Accommodation and other local costs will be covered by the DIME budget.

Travel: participants are requested to look for local funds. If necessary they can apply for support from DIME; limited funds will be available and will be used primarily for applicants from isolated teams and institutions from new member states as well as for women.

Practical Information

Laurent BACH, DIMETIC general coordinator
BETA - e-mail : bach@cournot.u-strasbg.fr