CONTEXT Programme

The COllaborative Network for Training and EXcellence in psychoTraumatology (CONTEXT) is a three-year doctoral training programme funded by the European Commission. The goal of CONTEXT is to conduct high quality, innovative research, build capacity and expertise, and foster innovative practice in the area of global psychotraumatology. CONTEXT aims to advance scientific knowledge regarding psychological responses to trauma across varying populations and contexts. To achieve this objective, CONTEXT contains three interconnected research programmes, each of which contains four research projects focused on a distinct trauma-exposed population: EU-based asylum seekers and refugees; Emergency-service personnel and humanitarian first-responders; and Survivors and perpetrators of childhood- and gender-based violence

The 12 CONTEXT fellows receive a unique PhD training experience, working across populations not accessible in any other doctoral training programme. Each research project addresses current and emergent skill and professional deficiencies in the field of psychotraumatology, essential for curbing the adverse social consequences of trauma-related psychological distress. CONTEXT fellows will graduate with an advanced knowledge of how to translate psychotraumatology research into practice, thereby contributing to mitigating the impact of psychotrauma in the EU.

CONTEXT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 722523.

For more information, please see the website for CONTEXT is