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Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2016:
Conflict and Cooperation in Federal Systems
Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland
The upcoming Winter School on Federalism and Governance will focus on "Conflict and Cooperation in Federal Systems" and takes place from 1-12 February 2016, for one week in Innsbruck and one week in Bolzano/Bozen. Applications were open until Sunday, 25 October 2015.
WHAT IS THE WINTER SCHOOL ABOUT?
The Winter School is a
two-week international postgraduate programme on federalism, regionalism and multilevel governance. A wide range of lectures provides the opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of multilevel governance, especially from the perspectives of legal and political sciences. Renowned experts in the field lead courses and workshops on federalism and its challenges in the Winter School's international learning environment that features top-notch scholars coming from different backgrounds and from around the globe.
The Winter School explores, from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, how federalism can contribute to multilevel, integrated and pluralistic decision-making.
The 2016 edition will cover conflict and cooperation in federal systems. For one week at the University of Innsbruck and one week at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), participants will analyze both the effectiveness of federalism as a tool to solve intergovernmental conflicts and discuss the relevant constitutional instruments and institutions in multilevel systems.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The Winter School is open to all nationalities and is designed for those who wish to upgrade their knowledge through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, including:
- post-docs, postgraduate students and young researchers
- civil servants from a local, regional or national government
- employees of international organizations or NGOs
Please note that the programme builds on an assumed prior knowledge of federalism.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN INNSBRUCK AND BOLZANO/BOZEN?
The two-week programme is embedded in an exciting international-learning environment in Austria (Innsbruck, Tyrol) and in Italy (Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol) and includes:
- lectures by distinguished academics
- discussions and case studies
- study visits to political institutions
- interactive workshops and a public lecture
The Winter School is held entirely in English
Please find more information about the venues, the scientific committee of the Winter School and the organizers on the general page of the programme.
Here you can download this edition's flyer.
|Under the auspices of the President of the Land Tyrol ||Under the auspices of the President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen||Under the auspices of the Autonomous Province of Trento|||