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Practitioners’ Course on Federalism, Decentralization and Local Governance

07/08/2023 - 18/08/2023

The two-week Practitioners’ Course organized by the Institute of Federalism will take place in Fribourg, Switzerland, and provides practitioners from around the world with the unique opportunity to deepen their understanding on issues related to federalism, decentralization and conflict resolution within multilevel systems. It combines theoretical inputs with practical studies and peer learning. The program also equips participants with tools and methods to help address questions of fiscal decentralization, accountability and governance that they are confronted with in their professional lives. The focus of the 2023 course is on «Effectiveness and Accountability in Local Governance».

In addition to staff from the University of Fribourg, a range of experienced (inter)national experts will provide their expertise representing various disciplines, perspectives and country experience from various continents. The program structure includes lectures, group work, panel discussions, case studies and a large number of field trips. Course preparation includes
engagement with a prepared reader on important topics related to decentralization and local governance. Using a mix of case studies, input lectures and simulation exercises, the participants are expected to reflect, discuss and find solutions to the topics under discussion.

Application deadline: 28.02.2023
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Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg
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Institute of Federalism
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Fribourg, 1700 Switzerland
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