4th COST-LocRef PhD-Training School in Potsdam (13.09. – 17.09.2016) – Call for Applications

This years’ COST Action LocRef PhD-Training School will take place in Potsdam, Germany, in September (13.09 – 17.09.2016).

You can download the call for applications for this years’ Joint PhD-Training School organized by the University of Potsdam (Focus Area “Public Policy & Management”), the Research Group (Graduate School) on “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD), the Institute of Local Government Studies of the University of Potsdam (KWI), the EUROLOC and EURA Summer School cooperation and the COST Action IS1207 “Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison (LocRef)” here.

This 4th COST Action “LocRef” PhD-Training School is dedicated to the theme “Contested Administrations – Challenged Politics: Addressing Wicked Problems at Local, National, and International Levels of Government”. The Training School will take place in Potsdam, Germany from September 13 -17, 2015 . Local organizers are Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann and Christian Schwab. Our cooperation partners from EURA/EUROLOC are Prof. Dr. Angelika Vetter and Prof. Dr. Henk van der Kolk.

The COST Action ‘LocRef’ offers a grant to 25 participants to (co-)finance their expenditures. The grant will be a lump sum of 500.- € for participants from outside Germany. Grants for participants from Germany will not be possible. Application deadline is June 30, 2016. A possibility to earn a certificate of attendance is also guaranteed.

For further information regarding the grant application and registration procedure, the schedule and the organization of the Training School, please refer to the call for applications. Please do also distribute this call in your national networks.