International Research and Consulting Center (IRCC) 

The International Research and Consulting Center (IRCC) is the international center of the Institute of Federalism.

The IRCC deals with questions related to federalism, decentralisation and conflict resolution worldwide, often covering Switzerland in comparative perspective. As part of the University of Fribourg, the IRCC conducts research, offers training like the Summer University, and engages in capacity building activities through for example the reception of delegations.

Led by a diverse team of experts specialising in different backgrounds like political science, sociology and constitutional law, the IRCC’s work is interdisciplinary and practice-oriented.

The team shares more than 30 years of experience in consulting, capacity-building and providing support in constitutional reform processes, policy advice, federalism and decentralization reforms, and focused research consultancy.