DHARAMSHALA: Under the initiative between the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) and CTA’s Tibet Policy Institute, two researchers of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations, Mr Jigme Norbu and Mr Tenzin Jamchhen, attended the two weeks ‘Winter School on Federalism and Fundamental Rights’ at Innsbruck Austria and Bolzano/Bozen Italy, from 4-15 February 2013. This is second such participation of Tibetan researchers of CTA’s Tibet Policy Institute at the EURAC.
The Winter School is a postgraduate programme organised by EURAC’s Institute for Studies in Federalism and Regionalism in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck’s Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology. This was the fourth edition of the “Winter School on Federalism and Governance” with its focus on Federalism and Fundamental Rights.
Throughout the course of winter school, 27 participants from 23 countries (Europe as well as Canada, Mexico, India, Brazil) explored the link between federalism and fundamental rights, combining high-level expertise and problem-oriented approaches, not only from a theoretical perspective but also through examining different case studies from Canada, Africa, India, Spain, Italy, the USA and others.
The two Tibetan participants from CTA also presented the case of Tibet, briefing the participants with the overall view of the issue of Tibet and the organisational structure of CTA, followed by a question and answer session. A brief presentation on the Migrant Integration of Tibetans in India and the ‘Ecological Migration’ in Tibet were also discussed during the Group Discussion of the Winter School.
In further collaborative initiatives, the Tibet Policy Institute of CTA with the EURAC is hosting a five day Summer School on Human Rights and Autonomy for Tibetan researchers at New Delhi from 15-19 April 2013.