Past IACFS conferences

The following is a chronology of the IACFS meetings that have been held recently, indicating the topic, host institutions and location.

2017 (12-13 October) Institut für Föderalismus / Institut du Fédéralisme / Institute of Federalism (University of Fribourg)

The Principle of Equality in Diverse States – Reconciling Autonomy with Equal Rights and Opportunities

2016 (16-18 NOVEMBER 2016) Centre for Multilevel Federalism (CMF) (Institute of Social Sciences)

The Value of Comparative Federalism: the Legacy of Ronald L. Watts

2015 (1-3 October) Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies, Montréal, Canada

Revisiting unity and diversity in federal countries: Changing concepts, reform proposals and new institutional realities

2014 (November 5-7) Community Law Centre and SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government, (University of the Western Cape), Cape Town, South Africa

Concurrent powers in federal systems: Meaning making, managing

2013 (September 11-13) EURAC Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, Bolzano/Bosen, Italy

Federalism as decision-making: Changes in structures, procedures and policies

2012 (September 19 - 21) Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Regionali Federali e sulle Autonomie ''Massimo Severo Giannini'',   Rome, Italy

Federalism, Regionalism and Territory

2011 (September 29 - October 1) German Research Institute for Public Administration (GRIP) (German University of Administrative Sciences), Speyer, Germany

Governing from the Center: The influence of the Federal/Central Government on Subnational Governments

2010 (September 16-18) Center for State Constitutional Studies (Rutgers University) and Meyner Center for the Study of State & Local Government (Lafayette College),  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Federalism and the Global Financial Crisis: Impacts and Responses

2009 (September) Centre for Federal Studies (University of Kent), Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Federal Political Culture

2008 (September), Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics, Barcelona, Spain

Decentralizing and Re-centralizing Trends in the Distribution of Powers within Federal Countries

2007 (October 18-20) Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (Queen's University), Kingston, Canada

The federal idea: Conference in Honour of Ronald L. Watts.

2006 (July) Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung (EZFF) / European Centre for Research on Federalism (ECRF) (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen), Tübingen, Germany

Legislatures in federal systems and multilevel governance

2005 (October 5-9) Deutsches Institut für Föderlismusforschung e. V. (DIF e.V.) / German Institute for Federal Studies (University of Hanover) and Associazione Osservatorio Sul Federalismo e i Processi Di Governo, Menaggio, Italy

Judge Made Federalism

2004 (September 29 –October 3) Community Law Centre (University of the Western Cape), Cape Town, South Africa

The place and role of local government in federal systems

2003 (July) Centre for Federal Studies, (Hamdard University), New Delhi , India

Legislative and executive competences of federal systems

2002 (November 13-16) Institut für Föderalismus (University of Innsbruck), Innsbruck (Austria)

The homogeneity of democracy, rights, and the rule of law in federal and confederal systems

The list of Annual Conferences 1977-2000 will be available shortly

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