Date: 2014-09-12
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Subject: Applications open: Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2015 - “Federalism and Democratic Participation”

Applications open:

Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2015 - “Federalism and Democratic Participation”


In many countries, trust in traditional mechanisms of democracy is on the decline and discussion about how to improve democratic structures through greater citizen participation is increasing. This issue is much more complex in multilevel systems, where decisions are made on different levels of government by different decision-makers. The sixth edition of the annual Winter School on Federalism and Governance, jointly organized by the EURAC-Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck (Austria), focuses on the link between federalism and democratic participation. The programme will analyse the methods, forms and instruments of democratic participation in multilayered systems and will present case studies from various countries.


The Winter School is a two-week international postgraduate programme held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. It provides students, researchers, practitioners and civil servants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, especially from the perspectives of legal and political science. Participants will study federalism in lectures and workshops led by renowned experts within an international learning environment that features top-notch scholars coming from different continents around the globe.


The programme will take place from 2 to 13 February 2015, the first week at the University of Innsbruck, the second week at EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen. Applications are open until 26 October 2014.


For further information and application, please visit: www.eurac.edu/winterschool


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