Every other year, emma offers a doctoral summer school that usually lasts between three and five days and is organized by a chosen university in Europe. The emma Doctoral Summer School provides a supportive and international setting in which doctoral researchers in the field of media management can exchange knowledge with peers, senior scholars and industry delegates. By presenting and discussing their PhD research projects at the summer school, participants can further develop their understanding of the respective subject matter, the wider scholarship and the practical context of the media industries. Another aim of the summer school is to help young researchers to improve their presentation and writing skills. Additionally, the emma Summer School provides an ideal setting in which to network with other academics in the field as well as with media practitioners. Participants have the opportunity to apply for an emma Doctoral Summer School grant through which they can financially support their participation.