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Turin International Summer School 2017 – Torino, Italy (Scholarships Available)

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Deadline: June 5, 2017

The Turin School of Local Regulation is accepting applications for the International Summer School on Regulation of Local Public Services. 

The School is addressed to final year undergraduate students, graduates and 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. The programme is designed as an intensive workshop, combining theoretical and practical modules.

More specifically the course is designed as follows:

  • Part one is devoted to theory, economic models and analytical instruments for local regulation;
  • Part two includes sector analysis of the main industrial local public services (e.g. water cycle, urban waste), country-based cases studies and guest lectures;
  • Part three offers local site-visits and a practical experience with virtual regulatory case studies developed by working groups.

Cost and Benefits

  • Participation is free for non-OECD countries and for Countries entering the EU from 2004 onwards.
  • Selected participants from OECD countries and European Countries that entered the Union before 2004 can benefit from very low fees (150 EUR).

Eligibility

  • Open to undergraduate students at their last year (final year students) and graduate students
  • Open to officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies
  • Participants should be those who intend to study in depth some of the most relevant issues for regulation, tariff setting and management of local public services, included water and sanitation services, waste management, electricity distribution, etc.

Selection Criteria

Curricula are evaluated on the basis of three main criteria:

  1. relevance of applicant’s studies and professional experience / current job position to the topics of the Summer School programme
  2. balanced geographical distribution of selected participants (OECD / non-OECD members; distribution per continent; inclusion of applicants from Countries non represented in the previous editions)
  3. 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, …).

Application

  • To apply, visit this link.
  • You will be asked to upload (max 2Mbyte) your most recent CV in English in one of the following formats: PDF/DOC/RTF;

For more information, visit Turin International Summer School.

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