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International Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2013 - Federalism and Fundamental Rights, Innsbruck - Bolzano/Bozen, 4-15 February 2012‏

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck announce their fourth annual


The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps
under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
This year will be focusing on “FEDERALISM AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS”.

Dates and venues:
4-8 February (week 1)
Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
11-15 February (week 2)
Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy

Deadline for applications (only online): 26 October 2012 (8 am CET)

The Winter School is designed for participants from all nationalities who wish to develop their knowledge on federalism and fundamental 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.

How can territorial settings improve the protection of fundamental rights? What are the main theoretical and practical problems and how can they be resolved? The Winter School provides answers to these issues by combining high-level expertise and problem-oriented approaches. 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 fundamental rights protection.
During the 10-day-full time programme several case-studies from all continents will be presented by international academics and key actors who manage these issues on a daily basis. In order to expand on this year’s theme, the programme includes a public lecture on federalism and fundamental rights in the USA.

Successful participants will be awarded 10 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) and the best working papers will be considered for publication. Please note that this is not an introductory course but builds on assumed prior knowledge in the area of “Federalism and Fundamental Rights”.

Please see the attached flyer for the list of lecturers and the timetable<> of the Winter School.

To apply and for further information, please visit