Policy Formulation, Partecipation and Learning


Summer School, Padova, July 9th -14th 2018

University of Padova and IPPA are proud to introduce "International Summer School on Public Policy –Venezia - Padova 2018". The Summer School will be held in Venezia - Padova, from 9th - 14th July 2018 with an aim to promote the diffusion of theories and methods of policy change in the belief that they can improve policy effectiveness in meeting social demands.
The Summer School will offer its participants diverse approaches and research methods to deal with the institutional variable in policy change in a comparative perspective. It will seek to answer the following questions:

  • How can institutional variables be studied in the context of policy processes?
  • How do institutional variables work in policy-making processes?
  • What relevance do institutional mechanisms have in policy change? 

International Summer School on Public Policy Venezia - Padova will offer participating PhD students or young scholars the opportunity to attend the following activities:
Five lecture sessions (3h) on various approaches;

  • Policy Formulation: What, When, Where, Why & How,
  • Collective entrepreneurship and learning: the environmental policymaking processes,
  • Patterns of Policy Formulation and Change: mechanisms and dynamics,
  • Learning about policy learning: concepts, methods and design,
  • Participation in policy formulation: instruments for better learning.

Five student workshops (3h) and discussion sessions with tutors on participating student research efforts (including but not limited to dissertation proposals, draft dissertation chapters, and manuscripts being prepared for journal submission) with a scholar and fellow students serving as discussants.
Call for application: 1st April to 15th May 2018

Here is the link to the application form: http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/summerschool/summer-school-venezia-padova-edition/12