IPPA International Summer School on Public Policy - Venezia-Padova 2020


Summer & Winter Schools

Location (s):

  • Italy
Venezia and Padova


Following the success of the previous edition in 2019, IPPA is proud to introduce its 2nd "International Summer School on Public Policy - Venezia-Padova 2020”. Co-organised by IPPAand the Department of Political Sciences, Law and International Studies of the University of Padova, the Summer School will be held in Venezia and in Padova on July 6-July 10, 2020.


The main objective of the summer school is to provide advice and knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts and methodologies to analyze public policy to PhD students and young scholars.This year's Summer School's theme is “Democratic Governance, Policy Innovation and Learning”. The Summer School will offer its participants diverse approaches, research methods, case studies, a round table and working group sessions on innovative governance and learning in a comparative perspective. Its aim is to promote the diffusion of theories and methods of policy change in democratic systems of governance in the belief that they can improve policy effectiveness in meeting social demands and foster social innovation.  

This Summer School's edition will seek to answer to the following questions:

  • Analytical approaches. How can governance variables be studied in the context of democratic policy change and innovation?
  • Tools of policy innovation. What are the innovation tools and what are they for?
  • Policy learning. How to design governance and policy architecture to generate socially-beneficial innovation and policy learning that meets the standard of democratic governance? 

The participants will have the opportunity to attend the following activities:

  • Lecture sessions held by an international scholar, including an interactive discussion. Participants will be required to read a certain number of articles germane to each lecture, as an introductory activity.
  • Case study sessions 
  • Workshops sessions to discuss participant’s research projects or research article. Each project will be discussed for 1 hour. 

At the end of the week students will present and discuss the advancements of their projects or their case-studies. A certificate of participation will be awarded to each participant. 

Lectures and workshops will be ensured by internationally renowned scholars : Claudio Radaelli (University College London), Susana Borras (Copenhagen Business School) and Eva Thomann (University of Exeter). 

This event is sponsored by the Veneto Region Assembly and the Italian Political Science Association.

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Deadline: June 05, 2020

Program Starts: July 06, 2020

Program Ends: July 10, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

The Fees for the Summer School are:

  • 250€ for all IPPA members (individual and institutional members)
  • 300€ for non-IPPA members

The cost of accommodation and meals are included in the registration.

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