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EURO Summer and Winter Institutes (ESWI) are education initiatives for early stage researchers. Each EPS is organized by a national society and focuses upon a particular subject.
This instrument differs from other EURO initiatives in that it is research-oriented.
Participation in an ESWI should be regarded as a considerable honour. The main objective of an ESWI is to give a limited number of carefully selected representatives of the next generation a unique opportunity for establishing a personal network and for addressing an international audience and thus to create new research groups around the topic chosen.
The basic idea is that around 25 early stage researchers, who are either PhD students or who have less than two years research experience since completing a PhD, can meet for about two weeks. All participants will have an unpublished paper within the theme announced, and will present their material, discuss it with others and with a handful of specially invited senior experts in the field, and finally prepare a paper to be considered for inclusion in a feature issue of an OR publication.