DATES AND VENUES – 2019 edition
- 4 February – 8 February 2019 in Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria)
- 11 February – 15 February 2019 in Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy)
The first week of the Winter School takes place at the Faculty of Law and at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria; the second week at the Institute for Comparative Federalism of Eurac Research, Italy.
The two weeks of the Winter School are divided into lectures and discussion sessions, interactive workshops and study visits in Innsbruck and Bolzano/Bozen. Please note that it is not possible to attend only one week of the programme.
CONTENT AND OBJECTIVE
The 2019 edition of the Winter School will focus on the topic “Federalism and the Rule of Law“.
Participants will analyze the requisites, problems and instruments of the rule of law in federal systems. A wide range of case studies and examples of symmetric and asymmetric federations, the European Union, multinational states or current examples in Europe, Africa or Asia will be discussed.
Furthermore, the study of federalism and minority issues, secession referendums as well as different policy fields, such as financial relations and environmental policies, will provide insights into the workings of federal states governed by the rule of law.
Beside numerous opportunities for discussion with leading experts on multilevel governance throughout the lectures, the interactive sessions will also offer participants the chance to share knowledge among themselves. Both lectures and workshops will address the issue of implementing the rule of law in federal systems through case studies and their comparison.
The Winter School will examine a series of issues:
- What particular challenges does the rule of law pose for federal systems?
- How do different concepts of the rule of law affect federal systems?
- What is the role played by courts when it comes to conflicting law at federal and regional level?
- Is federal loyalty essential for all federal systems?
- How can secessionist claims be accommodated in federal systems governed by the rule of law?
- What impact does federalism have on fiscal relations, divided societies and policy fields such as environment?
- What lessons can be learned from comparative practice?
The Winter School 2019 examines these and other questions by combining theoretical expertise and relevant case studies. As such, the programme is a unique opportunity for young academics, postgraduate students and practitioners to receive enhanced training on the theoretical and practical aspects of federalism.
At the end of the Winter School, a certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who have attended at least 95% of all classes. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to submit a working paper after the Winter School (not compulsory!). Further details will become available during the Winter School.
WORKSHOPS DURING THE WINTER SCHOOL
For half a day, the Winter School participants will be divided into four workshops in which they will discuss different topics with experts on…
A) Financial Relations
B) Environmental Policy
C) Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Minorities
D) Secession Referendums
Applicants must select one of these four topics to be discussed in the workshop and submit a short essay in the application form. Click HERE for further information.
- Dr. Elisabeth Alber – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Dr. Mariachiara Alberton – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Natalie Behnke – University of Konstanz, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Eva Maria Belser – University of Fribourg, Switzerland
- Sergiu Constantin, M.A. – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Marco Dani – University of Trento, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Yonatan Fessha – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy and University of the Western Cape, South Africa
- Prof. Dr. Anna Gamper – University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Dr. Mireia Grau Creu – Institut d’Estudis de l’Autogovern, Barcelona, Spain
- Dr. Karl Kössler – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Joseph Marko – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen and University of Graz, Austria
- Prof. Dr. Francesco Palermo – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen and University of Verona, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Joanne Poirier – McGill University, Canada
- Dr. Martina Trettel – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Dr. Alice Valdesalici – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
- Mag. iur. Kerstin Wonisch, M.A. – Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy