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Winter School on Federalism and Governance
Winter School 2021: Federalism and Local Self Government

HSF India is sponsoring up to 3 applicants from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to participate in the next Winter School. Applications are invited.

Call for Applications!

The Winter School is a two-week international postgraduate programme on federalism, regionalism and multi-level governance. Young practitioners and researchers in the field of federalism from all over the world work for two weeks on contemporary issues of governance. This cross-border project is organised and hosted by the renowned Institute for Comparative Federalism of EURAC Research and the Faculty of Law & the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Innsbruck.

The next Winter School will focus on “Federalism and Local Self-Government” and will take place from 1 – 12 February 2021, for one week in Innsbruck (Austria) and one week in Bolzano/Bozen (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.

Who can participate?

  • Young researchers and academicians
  • Post-docs, Postgraduate and Graduate students
  • Civil Servants from local, regional or national government
  • Employees of International Organizations or NGOs

Please note: Depending on the situation of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the date, place and format of the programme may change.

Are you interested?

HSF is working on the topic of federalism globally and nationally. The foundation is sponsoring up to three applicants from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to participate in the next Winter School! The sponsorship includes the programme registration fees, flight tickets, visa application fees, accommodation and transport in Austria and Italy!

If you are interested, please apply with the following documents:

  1. Your CV
  2. A statement of motivation (max. 1600 characters)
  3. A short academic essay (max. 3500 characters) on one of the eight questions related to the workshop topics; which you can find at 

The deadline for application to HSF is 15th October 2020.

Please send your application to Mr Rahul Khera (

For further information, detailed programme, enrolment procedure, please visit