AESOP would like to thank all the Universities involved and in particular the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BIT) for the successful organization of the 2018 AESOP PhD Workshop in Karlskrona, Sweden.

The AESOP 2018 PhD Workshop took place between 5-8th of July on the Tjärö island in the Blekinge Archipelago with the theme MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE - exploring its ethical, activist and methodological implications.

We wish to express a very special thanks to Lina Berglund-Snodgrass (BIT), Christer Persson (BIT), Ebba Högström (BIT), Catharina Nord (BIT), Kristina L Nilsson (Luleå University of Technology) and the Young Academics representatives Daan Bossuyt (University of Amsterdam) and Aoife Doyle (Dublin Institute of Technology).

A special acknowledgment also goes to the Workshop Mentors Tore Sager, Tuna Tasan-Kok, Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, Simone Tulumello and Kristina L Nilsson for all their generous collaboration.