International Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2012: “Federalism and Minority Protection”. Date: 06-17.02.2012. Site: Innsbruck Austria and Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. Deadline: 31.10.2011
Organiser: Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism (EURAC) Bolzano/Bozen, Italy; the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck, Austria
Topics: The Winter School provides 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.
Several case-studies involve key actors who manage territorial issues on a daily basis, both in local, regional and national administrations. These actors have also worked at the international (Council of Europe) and supranational (EU) level, providing a multidisciplinary perspective. Special attention will be devoted to the Autonomy of South Tyrol.
Among others, the following issues will be addressed during the training: What are the international standards with regard to the territorial organization of countries? How can territorial settings respond to minority claims? What are the main theoretical and practical problems of accommodating minorities through self-government? How to manage multi-ethnic territories by legal and political means? How can interests of „old‟ and „new‟ minorities be accommodated in an ever more complex and intertwined world?
The Winter School enables academics, post-docs and practitioners to extend their knowledge in multilevel government and governance, especially from a legal and political science perspective. Federalism, regionalism, autonomy and devolution often serve to guarantee self-government to minority populations. Several recent federalizing processes are in fact ethnically driven. The link between federalism and minority rights, however, is not sufficiently explored with regard to its most complex governing dimensions. The Winter School provides answers to a series of issues by combining high-level expertise and problem-oriented approaches.
Language: English Fee: 700 € (13 nights-accommodation in a single room with breakfast); 500 € (13 nights-accommodation in a twin room with breakfast)
Deadline: October 31, 2011
Contact: Paulina Magdalena Borowska, Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, EURAC research, Viale Druso/Drususallee 1, 39100 Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Tel.: +39(0)471 055 202 Fax: +39(0)471 055 299