Participants who wish to be part of the Collegium Emmaus commit to its activities. They devote some of their time and research to the purposes of the research programme (broadly conceived). Beyond their research, members are open to participating, where possible, in activities and events that foster the renewal of the church and serve the common good.

The research community is committed to certain joint events and research activities. These are annual:

1. One Study-Week with a scholar-practitioner collaborative

2. One Consultation

3. Attendance of and participation in the Study Days


Professors may recommend their doctoral students for membership, and postdoctoral researchers apply to the board. The final decision to accept someone into the programme is taken by the board, which reserves the right to reject applications.

Members who wish to do so can leave the programme at any time but need to inform the professors of their decision, who will then communicate with the board.

Doctoral students who are part of the programme regularly enroll as doctoral students in their home university through whatever (structured or non-structured) doctoral programmes they wish.

Their participation in and contribution to the activities of the Collegium Emmaus can be made extrinsically compatible with the requirements of structural doctoral programmes (i.e., they can retrospectively be awarded credits for it). In principle, the provisions and regulations of the enrolling university apply.

All members of the Collegium Emmaus are encouraged to link their research to some kind of engagement in the church (be this through teaching, preaching, youth work etc.) and/or for the common good of the wider society.