The Summer School will take place from 25 - 29 November 2019 at Brasilia 

Call for Applications: 2 September -15 October 2019


The Registration for the Summer School is FREE -Accommodation and Meals are included




Following the success of the previous editions of the "International Summer School on Public Policy - Brasilia" held in November 2016, May 2017, December 2017 and December 2018, the Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (ENAP) and the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) have come together for a fifth edition.




"The schedule, beginning with the Lectures, specific courses then project presentation. PERFECT!" 


Participant of Summer Schools in Brasilia, December 2018




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






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 Humbolt, Germany)


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 (Erasmus University, Netherlands)
    • 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. Practioners can't apply for courses designed for PhD students and Early Career Researchers. 


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, for PhD students and Early Career Researchers, your Research/Article Project (more information on the page: "I want to apply") or, for practioners, your Letter of motivation 
  4. Specify your preference between either the 8 courses for PhD students and Early Carreer Researchers, or the 5 courses for practioners


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