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International Winter School on Federalism and Governance - Local Government in Federal and Regional Systems

Venues: Innsbruck (Austria), week 1 - Bozen (Italy), week 2
Periods: Feb. 1-5, 2010 - week 1; Feb. 8-12, 2010 - week 2
Application deadline: Oct. 26, 2009

The Winter School program

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck organises a winter school to analyze the phenomena of federalism, regionalism and multi-level governance.

During the 10-day-programme, legal scholars, political scientists and practitioners will give lectures and seminars to let participants develop and discuss the general issue of the winter school from a legal as well as a political science perspective. Teaching activities include seminars, discussions, case studies, workshops, public lectures and visits to local and regional institutions.
Download the program of the Winter School.

The working language is English. Successful participants will be awarded 10 ECTS credits.


The Winter School welcomes participants with different backgrounds:

  • Young researchers or academics with focus on comparative federalism
  • Post-graduate or undergraduate students with basic knowledge of federalism multi-level governance and constitutional issues
  • Civil servants from a local, regional or national government
  • Employees of international organizations or NGOs dealing with regional and local development

Application and costs

Interested people could apply by submitting the application form no later than October 26th.
Applications can be submitted by email or by fax (see contacts below).
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November 2009 and enrolment procedure should then be completed by November 30, 2009. 

The tuition fee for enrolment is € 50. Travel costs, accommodation and other expenses are at the participants' own charge.
A limited number of partial scholarships covering travel costs and/or accomodation expenses could be awarded.


  • Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism
  • University of Innsbruck

Information & Contact

For further information about the Winter School and the application procedure please visit the Winter School web page, or contact Ms Borowska.

Ms Paulina M. Borowska
Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism
address: Viale Druso/Drususallee 1
39100 Bolzano/Bozen - Italy
tel. 0039.0471.055202
fax. 0039.0471.055299


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