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5th PhD Training School 12 – 17 June

From June 12 to June 17, the fifth Joint PhD Training School will take place in Florence under the title “The Renaissance of Local Government – European Communities in Transition”. It is jointly funded by the University of Florence (Research Center “Political and Social Sciences and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence”), the COST action “Local Public Sector Reforms” (LocRef), the municipality of Florence, the Tuscany unit of the Italian National Municipal Association ANCITOSCANA) and the ECPR / LOGOPOL and EURA Summer School Cooperation. The application period ends on 10 April. Call for applications with the most important information here.

EGPA 2016: PSG V Call Open

The call for this years’ EGPA PSG V is out now and can be found [here]. The session topics are labelled “Between cost cutting and better services for the citizens: organizational reforms and cutback management at the local level of government.” The study group will be conducted in close cooperate with the COST Action ‘LocRef’.

Output of WG I in Croatian Journal

The latest issue (3/2015) of the Croatian and Comparative Public Administration contains articles drafted in the context of the work of Working Group I of the COST Action ‘LocRef’.

The main topic is on local service provision. Besides that it includes Christian Schwab’s report on the COST-conference „European Local Government at a Glance“ that took place last year in Dubrovnik.

The journal is edited by Ivan Koprić, Vedran Đulabić, and Romea Manojlović which are also members of WG I.

Call for Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)

For the fourth period of activity the COST action ‘LocRef’ is inviting proposals for STSMs. The scientific exchange visits at institutions or research centers that are a member of the Action are intended for early stage researchers and supported by grants. The latest call can be found here. Reports of STSMs already conducted can be found under the menu item STSM or here.