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International Winter School on Federalism and Governance

Conference venue: Innsbruk (Austria) Week 1; Bozen/Bolzano (Italy) Week 2
Period: Feb. 6 - 17, 2012
Deadline for submitting application: Oct. 31, 2011

Description of the Winter School

The Winter School is designed for participants from all nationalities who wish to develop their knowledge on federalism and minority rights via an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. We welcome applications from doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students, academics, officials, politicians, journalists, employees of international organizations or NGOs, as well as interested citizens.

The Winter School offers a broad range of courses on federalism and governance providing in-depth analyses and practical knowledge regarding the problems, solutions and instruments that are and can be used in creating territorial solutions for minority-based problems.

Eligible topics for the conference

During the 10-day-full time programme several case-studies from Europe, North America and Asia will be presented by international academics from Canada, Europe and Asia and key actors who manage these issues on a daily basis at the local, regional, international (Council of Europe) and supranational (EU) level.

Special attention will be devoted to the case of South Tyrol where the Winter School will be located. In order to expand on this year’s theme, there will be a round table discussion on minority and autonomy issues in Asia.

  • Territorial and Non-territorial Autonomy
  • Cross-border cooperation in ethnic sensitive areas
  • Immigration
  • Language, education and culture.

Guidelines for Application

Applications should be made online at the EURAC site


Information & contacts

Paulina M. Borowska
Project Manager and Researcher
Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism
EURAC research
Viale Druso/Drususallee 1
39100 Bolzano/Bozen - Italy
tel.: +39 0471 055 202
fax: +39 0471 055 299


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