Our main event is the biennial IPSA World Congress, where we sponsor and co-sponsor panels and roundtables on all aspects of federalism and multilevel governance.

The 26th World Congress was originally scheduled for 25-29 July 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been postponed to 10-15 July 2021 and is being held online. RC28 is sponsoring 14 panels and roundtables. The programme is available on the congress website.

RC28 members are eligible to apply for a travel grant to participate in the IPSA World Congress.

In addition to the World Congress, we sponsor and co-sponsor conferences, workshops, and other events that are relevant to the study of federalism and multilevel governance.

In 2020 we co-sponsored with fellow IPSA research committees Politics and Ethnicity (RC14), Democratization (RC13), Legislative Specialists (RC08), and Comparative Public Policy (RC30) the joint virtual conference Disruption, Crisis, Opportunity: Whither Democratic Governance? on 14-15 December.

If you are interested in organising an event that might benefit from our sponsorship, please contact us.

For a list of past events, please see the Archive section.