EMAC Early Researcher Symposium (ERS)

ERS is an initiative of EMAC, organised prior to the EMAC Regional Conference, for early-stage researchers, including young lecturers, postdocs, PhD students as well as senior researchers who want to learn more about how to conduct research and publish. The symposium provides an opportunity to learn from experienced researchers and supports the development of professional skills for building an academic career. The ERS is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, present your research interests, exchange ideas and potentially start project collaborations and networking.


  • Early Researcher Symposium Fee: 50€ (please contact Anne-Laure Marteaux )
  • For EMAC Regional participants: included in the conference fee (please indicate it by ticking the dedicated box on the conference registration form)

If you have any questions related to ERS, please do not hesitate to contact Anne-Laure Marteaux, EMAC Executive Secretary.

Previous ERS

4th Early-Stage Researcher Symposium

Piraeus, Greece, 27 September 2023



Welcome; ERS Session 1Morana Fudurić, University of Zagreb:  Writing for different academic journals and how to position yourself in relation to your core topic;


ERS Session 2:  Andrea Weihrauch, University of Amsterdam: Making contacts with academia and industry: how to approach different potential partners and find research partners;


ERS Session 3Ozlem Sandikci Turkdogan, University of Glasgow: Consumer culture theory/qualitative research and career development as a qualitative researcher – online;


ERS Networking Session & Research Collaborations:  Vesna Zabkar, University of Ljubljana, ERS Co-Chair, with Elif Karaosmanoglu, Istanbul Technical University, EMAC VP Conferences and Mirkó Gáti, Corvinus University Budapest, for EMAC Climber Community. 

Corina Pelau, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, for EMAC Climber Community and Luk Warlop, Bi Norwegian Business School, ERS Co-Chair, will join online.