International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020

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The International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020 will be held from January 6 - 10, 2020 in Aussois, France.


The Winter School aims to provide PhD students and Early Career Researchers with advice and knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts and methodologies to analyze public policy


The Call for application is organised in 2 phases :

  1. From September 9 to October 18, 2019 : call for application 
  2. From October 21 to October 30, 2019 : late call for application (please note that the selection will depend on availability)

To ensure your participation to the Winter School, we strongly advise you to apply as soon as possible.


Please watch below a brief video of our previous participants as they share their thoughts on the Winter School. 





The main objective of this International Winter School is to provide Ph.D. students and Early Career Researchers an amazing learning experience on theories, concepts, and methodologies within the study of Public Policy. The Winter School is an interactive experience taught by renowned international scholars who share their unique perspectives and experiences with the small group of participants. 


The 3rd Winter School edition is made up of 5 groups consisting of 10 and 15 participants. Each group will focus on providing useful comments and discussions with respect to individual research or article projects.


The Winter School's daily schedule has 3 main components:

  1. A 1 hour morning lecture  to all participants by a renowned scholar - 5h total
  2. A 2 hour morning interactive course to each group on a specific topic - 10h total
  3. A 3 hour afternoon workshop presented to each small group (focused on research projects) - 12h total

To apply, you must choose one of the 5 following courses: 


  • Course 1: A world of rules: Regulation and its effects by Claudio RADAELLI (University College London, UK)
  • Course 2: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Eva THOMANN (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Course 3: Studying Policy Process with Constructivist, Pragmatic and Qualitative Approaches by Philippe ZITTOUN (University of Lyon, France)
  • Course 4: Politics and Policy Change by Paolo GRAZIANO (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Course 5: Applying the Narrative Policy Framework. A crash course in Theory and Method by Michael JONES (Oregon State's School of Public Policy)

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).


The International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020 will also offer many opportunities to connect with peer students and international scholars and allow you to build professional networks.


Helpful links for more information about the International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition:



International Scholars

Fees and How to Apply

About Aussois

General Schedule