Deadline: June 4, 2018
Applications are open for the International Summer School on the Regulation of Local Public Services 2018 in Turin, Italy. The School is designed to offer two weeks “full immersion” in user charges regulation of local public services (e.g. waste, water, public transport, district heating, sport facilities) and is mainly addressed to undergraduate students at their last year, PhD and graduate students and officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.
The course lasts two weeks and is articulated in three parts:
- theoretical module
- industry analysis
- case studies (with a virtual regulatory final report prepared by attendants)
- Registration and accommodation is free for attendants from new (post 2004) EU Member States and non OECD countries
- Open to final year undergraduate students, graduates and PhD candidates, official of the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies staff who intend to study in depth some of the most relevant issues for regulation, tariff setting and management of local public services, either of environmental interest or not;
- All the lectures are taught in English. A good command of English language is strongly recommended
Curricula are evaluated on the basis of three main criteria:
- Relevance of applicant’s studies and professional experience / current job position to the topics of the Summer School programme
- Balanced geographical distribution of selected participants (OECD / non-OECD members; distribution per continent; inclusion of applicants from Countries non represented in the previous editions)
- Balanced distribution of educational background (e.g. economics; environmental engineering; law; public administration)
Moreover, in the case of curricula with similar score, also some attention is given to the selection of profiles with expertise in different sectors relevant to the domain of regulation of LPS (e.g. water cycle, waste, energy).
For more information, visit International Summer School on the Regulation of Local Public Services.