COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

COST Action      Horizon 2020

Training Schools


Copenhagen APPLY Training School: Deliberation, dissent, and norms of argumentative engagement

University of Copenhagen | October 23-24, 2020

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation across Europe, this event has been postponed until further notice. We will keep you informed.

The purpose of this training school is to understand, analyse and discuss the role of deliberation in society on the basis of current rhetorical scholarship and praxis, as well as to investigate current challenges to traditional deliberative and argumentative norms. More info HERE


Past Training Schools:

Croatia APPLY Winter School 2020: Methods of argument analysis and evaluation in public contexts


The Croatia APPLY Winter School 2020: Methods of Argument Analysis and Evaluation in Public Contexts was organized in Croatia, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb on 15 -18 January 2020.

During the Training School 40 participants from Italy, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Malta, Netherlands, UK, Turkey, Denmark but also USA and Canada, learned about different methods of analyzing and evaluating arguments. The trainers: Jean Wagemans, Sara Greco, Marcin Lewiński and Mark Aakhus

For more details, follow THIS LINK



ECA Training school in Leiden

The COST-ECA Summer School on Argumentation was held in Leiden from 20th to 22nd June 2019 and it was organized by COST APPLY action together with European Conference on Argumentation.  Participants were mostly PhD students from European countries who’s professional interests are closely connected with argumentation studies.

Participants had an opportunity to work with four trainers: Catarina Dutilh Novaes from the Free University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, Dale Hample from the University of Maryland in the USA, Steve Oswald from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and Henrike Jansen, organiser of the Summer School from the Leiden University in Netherlands.

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Argument Mapping Workshop

Training School on Argument Mapping took place at Nova University in Lisbon from March 15th until March 18th 2019 and it immediately preceded Networks kick off conference. It was organised as a mix of lecturing, group discussion, exercises, and self-study, with the intent to improve participant’s ability to analyse, evaluate, and produce natural language arguments, assisted by the online argument-mapping tool Rationale.

Trainer was Dr. phil. habil. Frank Zenker and 26 participants were PhD students, early carrier researches, educators and stakeholders’ representatives from COST countries.

For more details, follow THIS LINK