Doctoral researcher workshops typically last between two to three days. They are normally organized under a specific theme. Doctoral students take part in lectures and discussions with experienced scholars in the field. They present their projects (theory, methods, findings, interpretations etc.) in small groups and receive comments from experts and fellow PhD researchers. All workshop programmes offer ample opportunity for academic exchange and networking. Between 2007 and 2012 some workshops are jointly organised with RECWOWE, the European Network of Excellence on 'reconciling work and welfare in Europe'.