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 10-14 July 2021, in the same location. RC28 will sponsor a full range of panels and roundtables. An additional call for proposals is open and will close on 20 October.

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 2019 we co-sponsored three main events:

A joint conference with fellow IPSA research committees Politics and Ethnicity (RC14), Democratization (RC13), Security, Conflict, and Democratization (RC44), and The Politics of Language (RC50) on Diversity and Democratic Governance: Legacies of the Past, Present Challenges, and Future Directions, held at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, from 12-15 June 2019. The programme is available on the conference website.

A section on Federalism and Multilevel Governance at the 4th International Conference on Public Policy organised by the International Public Policy Association, from 26-28 June 2019.

A panel on Longitudinal Dynamics in Territorial Governance at the 13th ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, from 4-7 September 2019.

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.