International Winter School on Public Policy - Alps Edition 2021

The International Winter School on Public Policy – Alps Edition 2021 will be held from 25 - 29 January 2021 in Aussois, France. This is the Fourth IPPA International Winter School on Public Policy organized in the Alps region, France. In light of the current situation and having the safety of all participants and staff at heart, we have decided to rethink the organization of our traditional Winter School to comply with safety and health measures and to accommodate different possibilities. The measures include:


  • To adapt to the COVID-19 situation by taking all health and security measures (only single rooms will be available, social distance in the course, regular disinfection of spaces, etc)
  • To allow any student who cannot attend due to unexpected COVID-related issues (Travel bans, Flight cancelations, exposure to the COVID-19, among others) to participate virtually through our online platform 
  • To Postpone our event in case of a lockdown or to shift the Winter School as a virtual event
  • To have a Flexible Refund Policy to allow every student unable to attend to be reimbursed


The call for applications for the winter school and the registration is NOW open and will remain so until the number of available places is reached (10 students by course).  


Watch what our previous participants had to say about their experience during the Winter School 2020.



The winter school aims at providing the opportunity for Ph.D. students and early career researchers to advance their knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts and, methodologies. Students will take part in workshops where they will be able to discuss their research projects and receive feedback from both their peers and acclaimed scholars of public policy.  


This time the winter school brings together three leading public policy scholars, namely Prof. Frank Fischer, Prof. Charlotte Halpern, and Prof. Philippe Zittoun, each having a rich research and teaching experience in their field of study. 


In the course of 5 days, selected Ph.D. students or young scholars will have the opportunity to attend the following activities:


Three hours of lecture from 3 different International scholars on specific public policy approaches, concepts, and theories
10 hours of course by an International scholar on a particular issue. Each group will be composed of a maximum of 10 students in order to comply with the recommended physical distance between the participants
12 hours of workshop sessions together with a group of 10 participants, giving the students the option to present their work to the group, and have their topic being discussed by their peers and the professors. Each project will be discussed for 45 minutes to 1h.



The Winter School - Alps edition 2021 is sponsored by:

Ce travail a été réalisé grâce au soutien financier du Projet IDEXLYON de l'Université de Lyon dans le cadre du Programme Investissements d'Avenir (ANR-16-IDEX-0005)