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The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), the Faculty of Law  and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck   are organizing their third annual  International Winter School on Federalism and Governance.
The Winter School is a truly 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 it will be focusing on “Federalism and Minority Protection”.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2011.

Dates and venues:
6-10 February 2012 (week 1)
Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology,
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
13-17 February 2012 (week 2)
Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism,
European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy
Successful participants of the programme will be awarded 10 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) and the best working papers will be considered for publication.

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.

During the 10-day-programme several case-studies from Europe, North America and Asia will be presented by international academics 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.
For further information and application details please visit www.eurac.edu/winterschool.