I am editing the Friggeri-CV template in ShareLaTeX, but I want to modify the \vspace for a particular entry list (and keep it as \parsep for the other cases). Is there any way to do this other than creating another environment for it?

  \begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}ll }
    {\footnotesize\addfontfeature{Color=lightgray} #3}\\%
  • Welcome to TeX.SE! \vspace is not an environment but macro for vertical distance: \vspace{<lenght>}. If I correctly understand your question you only need replace \vspace{\parsep} with \vspace{<desired length>}. – Zarko Dec 22 '16 at 2:19
  • You could redefine \entrylist to take an optional argument and have it set \parsep to the default, if there's no optional value given, or set it to whatever value is passed, if there is one. I don't know if this is a good idea as I don't know the class/package. I can't test as you've not provided usable code. – cfr Dec 22 '16 at 2:38

The default \parsep in ShareLaTeX's Fancy CV is 5.0pt plus 2.0pt. One can save-and-restore it around entrylist:

\setlength{\parsepsave}{\parsep}% Store \parsep
\setlength{\parsep}{<len>}% New/update \parsep
  \entry ...
  \entry ...
\setlength{\parsep}{\parsepsave}% Restore \parsep

If you want a specific gap between \entry's, then you can issue \\[<len>] as needed, since entrylist is actually a tabular:

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    {since 2009}
    {Ph.D. {\normalfont candidate in Computer Science}}
    {DNET/INRIA, LIP/ÉNS de Lyon}
    {\emph{A Quantified Theory of Social Cohesion.}}
  \\[1cm]% <-------------- Insert forced gap
    {M.Sc. magna cum laude}
    {IXXI, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon}
    {Majoring in Computer Science\\
    Specialization in Complex Systems}

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