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November, 18 2003 Research results published

The results of EMTEL research have been published. These comprise seven research reports (Key Deliverables) and five thematic reports (Final Deliverables). All reports are available to download.

January, 28 2003 Extension of research activities

The EC has agreed to an extension to the EMTEL Network research work. The Network will be active until September, 30 2003.

October, 15 2002 Funding obtained for EMTEL Conference

The Network has received additional funding from the EU to organise a final Conference. The Conference will be held in London, April 23-26 2003. The three main days of the Conference will feature Keynote speeches respectively by Professors Manuel Castells, Cees HamelinK and Robin Mansell. More information about the Conference is found at

21-26 July 2002 EMTEL Session at IAMCR

The Network organised a session at the IAMCR Conference in Barcelona. Four EMTEL YR presented their work on inclusion/exclusion and ICTs on that occasion

February, 01 2002 Mid-term review meeting

The mid-term review of the Network has been fixed, in conjunction with the Seville meeting, in mid-March. Presentations given at the meeting will be available on the site.

April, 15 2001 Appointment of six EMTEL II Research Fellows

Six Research Fellows were appointed to single Centres of EMTEL II Network. The Research Fellows work on different research projects within the framework of EMTEL Network.

Thomas Berker @ NTNU, Trondheim
Myria Georgiou @ Media@LSE, London
Maren Hartmann @ SMIT, Brussels
Richard Stevens @ ASCoR, Amsterdam
Yves Punie @ IPTS, Seville
Katie Ward @ COMTEC, Dublin

June, 01 2000 Call for applications: seven Research Fellowships. Overview, Requirements, Centres, Deadline & Further Info

The European Media, Technology and Everyday Life Network

Research Fellowships (Post-Doctoral) 2 Years 

The European Media, Technology and Everyday Life Network (EMTEL), funded under the European Commission program "Human Potential: Research Training Networks" is seeking to appoint 7 Post Doctoral Fellows, 1 in each of the Departments, Institutes or Programmes within the Network. 

EMTEL is a research and training network of European social scientists investigating the social dimensions of the Information Society in Europe.  It includes 7 partners in 6 different countries (Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Norway, the UK).   Each contributing partner is responsible for a discrete research project. 

Appointment will be for two years beginning between November,1 2000 and January,1 2001.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science discipline. Knowledge of the language of the host country will be a distinct advantage. 
This appointment is subject to EC regulations concerning nationality and standing.  This requires that appointments to the Network are restricted to citizens of the EU, but also that appointments can only be made from among citizens of countries other than that of the appointing center, i.e. UK citizens can apply for any Fellowship except that offered at the LSE. In addition, candidates must not have spent more than 12 months in the 24 months before their appointment in the host country. According to EU regulations, applicants should not be more than 35 years old at the time of the appointment; this threshold can be extended in the case of compulsory military service, parental child care or education related motivations.

Candidates should apply directly to the Unit where they wish to be considered:

1.   The London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
Project Title: Media and Minorities in Europe
(Professor Roger Silverstone)
Inquiries to:

Salary: RA 1A (up to maximum £24,713 incl. London Allowance)

2.   University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCOR) and TNO Institute of Strategy and Technology Policy (Netherlands)
Project Title: Information and Communication Technologies and Participation
(Professor Kees Brants / Professors Valerie Frissen and Paul Rutten)
Inquiries to:

3.   Free University of Brussels (Belgium)
Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT)
Project Title: Youth and E-commerce: Creating Consumerism
(Professor Jean-Claude Burgelman)
Inquiries to:

4.   Dublin City University (Ireland)
Communication Technology and Culture Research Centre (COMTEC)
Project Title: The World Wide Web and Public Communication
(Professor Paschal Preston)
Inquiries to:

5.   University of Liege (Belgium)
Laboratoire d’Etudes Sur les Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (LENTIC
Project Title: Information and Communication Technologies and the Less Abled in Everyday Life
(Professor François Pichault)
Inquiries to:

6.   European Commission Joint Research Centre (Seville, Spain)
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
Project Title: Ubiquitous Computing
(Professor Ken Ducatel)
Inquiries to:

7.   Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)
Centre for Technology and Society
Project Title: Information and Communication Technologies and the Flexibility of Everyday Life
(Professor Knut Sĝrensen)
Inquiries to: