International Summer School on Public Policy - Venezia Padova Edition 2020

Postponement of the International Summer School on Public Policy - Venezia Padova Edition 2020


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact in most regions of the world, IPPA and the University of Padova decided, with much regret, to postpone the Summer School. 


We have closely been monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 and recognize the paramount importance of public health and the need of taking every precautionary measure to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission to all participants, teachers, staff and those with whom they come into contact.


We will continue to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 and will give more information about new dates as soon as possible.



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 Ph.D. students and young scholars. This year's Summer School's theme is "Policy processes and Governance". The Summer School will offer its participants diverse approaches, research methods, a round table and working group sessions on policy processes and governance.


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

  • Lecture sessions held by international scholars which will include an interactive discussion and cover the following topics:

    -Global Policy-Making and Transnational Administration

    -Policy Design and the Integration of Tools in Policy Mixes

    -Policy integration revisited

    -Horizontal and Vertical Integration for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

  • A 'Behind the research scene: from idea to publication' sessions, that will feature paper presentations and discussions by students with scholars divided among two groups. 

  • Workshops sessions that will include presentations of the research project and discussion by students with the scholars and fellow students serving as discussants (45 minutes to 1h for each research project).


Lectures and workshops will be ensured by internationally renowned scholars: Diane Stone (Central European University), Michael Howlett (Simon Fraser University), Jeroen Candel (Wageningen University) and Jale Tosun (Heidelberg University).


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




More information coming soon...