International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020

The International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2020 will be held from 6th - 11th January 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 waves :

  1. From 2 September to 4 October 2019 : call for application 
  2. From 5 October to 30 October 2019 : late call for application (please note that the selection will depend on availability)

The Registration Fee for the International Winter School including courses, accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days is:


  • 400€ for all IPPA members (individual and institutional)
  • 650€ for non-IPPA members 


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 are sharing their thoughts on the Winter School. 





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


The 3rd edition is composed of 4 groups between 10 and 15 Ph.D. students and Early Career Researchers each and focuses on giving useful comments for research and discussing research or article projects.


Each day is generally divided in 3 parts:

  1. A morning lecture of 1h delivered to all participants by a renowned scholar 
  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 (focused on research projects) - 12h total

To apply, you must choose one of the 4 following courses: 

  • Course 1: A world of rules: Regulation and its effects by Claudio RADAELLI (University of Exeter, USA)
  • Course 2: Ambiguity and Public Policy by Nikolaos ZAHARIADIS (Rhodes College, USA)
  • Course 3: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Eva THOMANN (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Course 4: Studying Policymaking and its Political Dimension by Philippe ZITTOUN (University of Lyon)

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).


To apply:

  1. Log in or create an IPPA account
  2. Click the "I want to apply" button at the top of this page
  3. Prepare a PDF document with your CV and your Research/Article Project (more information on the page: "I want to apply") or Letter of motivation 
  4. Specify your preference between the 4 courses