CALL FOR TRAINEES

on “ fiscal federalism/ fiscal decentralisation” in Brno, Czechia, at Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration Venue: Lipová 41a, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic 10-13 SEPTEMBER, 2024

About this training school

The training school brings together PhD students and young career researchers working on intergovernmental coordination from different disciplinary angles and research questions. The training school covers the issues connected with fiscal federalism/ fiscal decentralisation. The main principles of fiscal decentralisation, the issues connected with the structure of local revenues, local budget management and local service delivery will be covered in the program. The school is being delivered by leading scholars of this COST Action from across Europe. Each session will be led by the teaching team, who will introduce the key conceptual terms and arguments of the debate. Participants will engage in the discussion of issues and practical exercises of real-world scenarios of intergovernmental coordination and they receive the opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research.
The training school brings together young researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in fiscal decentralisation and one of the critical aspects of intergovernmental coordination; spanning from comparative research on policy problems and solutions involving coordination; to practical examples of coordination problems and how they were managed or overcome by political actors; to the politics of coordination and normative questions of legitimacy and accountability of interdependent decision-making in multi-level contexts. Each participant will give a paper presentation about their own research project as part of the training
school.