Security for fieldworkers - EXTRA EDITION

Professional skills courses

Course information

ECTS: 2,5
Number of session: 2
Hours per session: 8,5
Course fee:

  • free for CERES members
  • € 400,- for non-members


Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 (Graduate School).

Session 1 (offline)
June 15 (Wednesday) 2022
9.30 - 18.00

Session 2 (offline)
June 16 (Thursday) 2022
9.30 - 18.00


PhD Course: Safety and Security for Fieldwork Research – JUNE 15 & 16 2022

There are still a few spots left for the CERES Research School course “Safety and Security for Fieldwork Research”. This edition will be held in person this June 15 and 16 (9:30am – 6pm) at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. This course is free for EGSH PhD researchers.

To register, please follow the instructions in the course page:

Course description: When conducting field-based research or fieldwork, researchers often operate within complex and dynamic social and political contexts and derive their data from that environment. Both the quality of research and the security of the researcher are a function of how well-planned the research is, taking into account the local context and the risk environment. This course is designed to assist researchers in conducting their research in hazardous, remote or complex environments as safely and securely as possible, both for those working within their home country, or as foreigners. It aims to improve personal security and awareness and security planning skills when conducting field research.More information is available on the website page.

CERES is a Dutch research school for the field of International Development. The research school was founded in 1994 by six academic institutions in the Netherlands and has since expanded to include one institution in Belgium (Flanders). It has established links with many other universities and research institutes in the field of Development Studies both in the Netherlands and other European countries. The PhD researchers of Erasmus University Rotterdam also have access to the CERES courses (and free or discounted fees for members) via CERES institutional membership. The new courses for the 2022/2023 academic year will be announced in the upcoming months.