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Due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and its impact in most regions of the world; considering the advice of the ministry of health of Brazil, the IPPA and the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (ENAP) are taking the precautionary measures needed to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission to all participants, teachers, staff and those with whom they come into contact.

Therefore, the organization of the Summer School in Brasilia has been postponed. We will keep you updated regarding the new dates of the Summer School.

Watch below a brief video with comments from some of the participants of our Winter School!

School Description

The main objective of this International Summer School is to provide an amazing learning experience on theories, concepts, and methodologies in policy studies for PhD students, Early Career Researchers and practitioners. Our Summer School is interactive and delivered by renowned international scholars who propose to share their experience to a small group of participants. 

The 5th edition is made up of 8 groups: 

  • 3 groups for 10 to 15 PhD students and Early Career Researchers that will focus on providing useful comments for research and discussing research or article projects. 
  • 5 groups for practitioners that will focus on policy advice, case studies, and discussion of practical situations.

The Summer School's daily schedule is as follows:

  1. A morning lecture of 1h delivered to all participants by a renowned scholar - 5h total
  2. A morning interactive course of 2h delivered to a small group on a specific topic every day - 10h total  
  3. An afternoon workshop of 3h delivered to a small group (on Research Projects for PhD students and Early Career Researchers/ on Case studies for practitioners) - 12h total 

To apply, you must choose one of the following courses: 

For Ph.D. Students and Early Career Researchers, 2h every morning :

  • Course 1: Policy Design: Theory and Methods given by B. Guy PETERS (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Course 2: Policy Dynamics: Theory and Methods given by Laura CHAQUES (IBEI, Spain)
  • Course 3: Public Policy Process: Theory, Politics, and Methods by Frank FISCHER (University of Humboldt, Germany)

Afternoon Workshop: Every group will follow a 3h Workshop in the afternoons. Each participant will present his/her Research Project or Research Article (10 min), which will then be discussed by the other participants and professor (1h).

For Practitioners,  2h every morning:

  • Course 4: Policy Coordination by Charlotte HALPERN (Science Po, France)
  • Course 5: Policy Evaluation and Policy Process by Isabelle ENGELLI (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Course 6: Policy Design by Giliberto CAPANO (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Course 7: Policy Implementation and Street-Level Bureaucracy by Peter HUPE (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Course 8: Policymaking: Between Politics, Bureaucrats, and Experts by Philippe ZITTOUN (University of Lyon, France)

The afternoon workshops consist in the presentation of case studies focused on Policy Studies. The participants will be invited to participate but also to do an analysis of a specific case.

Ph.D. students and Early Career Researchers can apply for practitioner's courses but note that the workshops are not focused on Research Projects. Practitioners can't apply for courses designed for PhD students and Early Career Researchers. 

The Summer School is free (no registration fees or accommodation costs), participants must only cover their travel costs!!!

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