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Training Schools

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Members of the Collaboration at the 2014 Training School in Malta

CATs aims to share knowledge and support collaborative activities through Training Schools. These Training Schools will provide intensive training in emerging research topics. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST Actions.


The first CATs Training School, 'Aphasia Research and Methodology: From Idea to Dissemination', was hosted by the University of Malta in May 2014.


Following on from this, a second Taining School was hosted by the University of Malta in 2015 on "The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and Aphasia Research."
Titles for upcoming Training Schools in 2016 and 2017 will be announced in due course. To register your interest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Helene Killmer


"I was fortunate to participate in the CATs Training School in May 2014. I am happy that I could do this training for different reasons. First, I gained insight knowledge in the field of aphasia research from different angles within the field. Second, I could do hands-on experience in writing proposals and continue developing my own projects. Last, I had the chance to meet other researchers in the field in a comfortable atmosphere. All in all, it was a fruitful training which motivated me to take the next steps of my research project. Thanks to everybody who made this training a big success!"

Helene Killmer  - View Profile
Department of Neurocognition of Language,
University of Potsdam

V Fyndanis 3


"My participation in the CAT's training school in May 2014 was a fantastic experience! I had the opportunity to attend very interesting lectures given by scholars who are international experts in their field. I also interacted with both junior and senior colleagues from different backgrounds. No doubt, I greatly benefited from attending this training school, as it allowed me to learn new things and enhance my skill set, including grant writing/extra-mural funding attraction and networking skills, which are really important for early stage researchers!"

Dr Chrysovalantis Fyndanis  - View Profile
University of Potsdam, Germany
University of Athens, Greece

Silvia 3


"The training school in Malta was a fantastic experience for early stage researchers. Trainers managed to find a balance between lectures and discussion time that made the sessions very attractive and profitable. Their knowledge and experience in topics such as research design and grant application, so crucial for the pursue of new findings, was really enlightening. Additionally, the friendly environment and the great job of the organizers made the whole experience enriching from all possible angles." 
Silvia Martinez
University of Groningen