Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2020


Deadline:  11 October 2019, 23:59 CEST
Open to: participants from all nationalities who wish to broaden their knowledge of federalism and multilevel governance through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach
Venue: 17 - 21 February takes place at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria;  24 - 28 February takes place at the Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

Description

The Winter School is a two-week international postgraduate programme on federalism, regionalism and multilevel governance. Through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, it explores how federalism can contribute to multilevel, integrated and pluralistic decision-making. A wide range of lectures provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of multilevel governance and government, especially from the perspectives of law and political science. The Winter School provides a cutting-edge international learning environment with world class scholars of various academic disciplines from around the globe running the courses and workshops on federalism and its challenges.

The 2020 Winter School will focus on federalism and language. For one week at the University of Innsbruck and one week at Eurac Research, Bolzano-Bozen, participants will analyze the connections between language and federalism. For example, they will explore the correlation between language and law, the subnational or local regulation of language in multilevel systems as well as the challenges and opportunities of linguistic diversity. They will consider a wide range of case studies of symmetric and asymmetric federations, other multinational states and the European Union, including examples from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. In addition, one entire day of the programme will be dedicated to the perspectives of international organizations such as the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in relation to multilingualism and its promotion, particularly in territorially diverse environments. Furthermore, the Winter School will provide insights into the multifaceted role language can play in federal systems in relation to education, the regulation of immigration and migrant integration, as well as institutional innovation. Besides numerous opportunities for discussion with leading experts on multilevel governance throughout the lectures, a variety of interactive sessions will also offer participants the chance to share knowledge and experience. Lectures, workshops, Q&A’s and discussion groups will all address the various connections between federalism and language through the comparison of various case studies.

Eligibility

The Winter School is designed for those who wish to upgrade their knowledge of federalism through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, including:

  • young researchers and academics
  • post-docs, postgraduate and graduate students
  • civil servants from local, regional or national government
  • employees of international organisations or NGOs

Application

Deadline for applications11 October 2019, 23:59 CEST

 

The Winter School is designed for participants from all nationalities who wish to broaden their knowledge of federalism and multilevel governance through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. We welcome applications from post-docs, postgraduate & graduate students, researchers, civil servants, employees of national/international organizations or NGOs. The Winter School explores how federalism can contribute to multilevel, integrated and pluralistic decision-making. It is a unique opportunity to receive training on theoretical and practical aspects of federalism and governance.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details on the Winter School 2020. To apply and for further information, please visit: winterschool.eurac.edu or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Winter-School-on-Federalism-and-Governance-Eurac-Research-Uni-Innsbruck-213933402132301/