CUCS 2019 Trento

CITIZENSHIP AND COMMON GOODS

University and international cooperation for safety, environment and sustainable development

Trento 19-21 September 2019
 
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The 6th conference of CUCS network (University Coordination for Development Cooperation, a network of 30 Italian universities) is organised by the University of Trento together with the Centre for International Cooperation of Trento

The CUCS Conference was conceived by the academic community, with special attention to young people and students, to address all actors of international cooperation. Through this sixth edition, the conference aims to enable valuable networking, peer learning, synthesis of experiences and concepts as well as developing innovation.
The theme of this year's conference is inspired by the continuous evolution and expansion of the concept and practice of development cooperation, starting by focusing on citizenship, in its local and global meaning, and the management of common goods, long-standing issues that the current and future global dynamics continuously pose as critical issues and opportunities for a sustainable development.

Citizenship intended as a network of relationships between local actors, institutional subjects, profit and non-profit organizations and the world of research, a challenge for integration and inclusion, according to the priorities of empowerment and ownership at local level, keys to combine security and sustainability.

Common goods intended as natural and cultural resources, a complex environment to be protected and valued, following a logic of balance of powers that allows to address and overcome disparities and to manage conflicts and inequalities, which are also crucial for sustainability in the struggle against poverty and in the use of resources.

Universities, together with all the actors of development cooperation, intend to strengthen dialogue and discussion in a perspective of co-design and sharing of knowledge in order to promote and implement strategies, policies and actions starting from the three pillars of their mission: research, training, knowledgesharing, contributing to "strengthen the means of implementation and renew the global partnership for sustainable development".

 

Deadlines

Participants registration

The participation is for free, however the on-line registration is mandatory.


Seats are limited to 300 maximum. If this threshold is reached before the deadline, the registration form will be closed beforehand.

Deadline: 6th September 2019 at noon.

Online registration

Program

Download the short program [PDF | 220 KB]. Last update 17th September 2019.
Download the detailed program [PDF | 893 KB ]. Last update 9th September 2019     
        

Thursday 19th September

13.00 - 14.00 Registration of participants    

14.00 - 15.00  Plenary session: Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Speeches

Chair:  Guido Zolezzi, Coordinator of the CUCS 2019 Local Organising Committee, University of Trento

  • Giuseppe Sciortino, Prorector for policies encouraging talent attraction and research enhancement, University of Trento
  • Mario Raffaelli, President of the International Cooperation Centre, Trento 
  • Alessandro Andreatta, Mayor of Trento

15.00 - 16.30  Plenary session: Cooperation and Development: Viewpoints from International Institutions  

Chair:  Marco Brunazzo, University of Trento

  • Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Turkey
  • Franco Conzato, DEVCO, Deputy Head of Unit 'Evaluation and Results', European Commission

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break 

17.00 - 18.30  Parallel Sessions

  • Exploring the Water-Ecosystems-Food (WEF) Nexus under the Lens of the Commons: from Water as a Common Good, to the Right to Food
  • Can we Learn International Cooperation? International Cooperation Training in the Third Millennium
  • Civic Tech Between Theory and Practice
  • Profit and Non-Profit Cooperation: a Change for Development Cooperation?


Side event

21.00-22.30  Theatre Performance @San Marco Theatre (in Italian)

“Prossima fermata. Un racconto a tre voci sulla possibilità dell’esistenza”, by Lorenzo Marangoni.
From an idea by Amor Vacui and Doctors with Africa-Cuamm.

This event is co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) within the project “Educare alla cittadinanza e salute globale”

Download the poster  (PDF | 4884 KB)

Friday 20th September

09.00 - 10.00  Plenary Session:  Research Freedom and Innovation: the Global South point of view

Chair:  Ester Gallo, University of Trento

  • Jama Musse Jama, President of the Somali Studies International Association
  • Liviu Matei, Provost of Central European University and Professor of Higher Education Policy

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break 

10.30 - 12.00  Parallel Sessions

  • Defending Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression. The Role of Universities and International Organisations
  • Access to Water in the Global South: Actors, Interests, Problems and the Role of International Law
  • Disability Mainstreaming: a Successful Key to Leave no one Behind
  • GCE: Education, Citizenship and...Good Governance! Project “Nuove narrazioni della cooperazione”, co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)

12.00 - 13.30  Lunch break

13.30 - 15.00  Parallel Sessions

  • WORKSHOP - The Route of Global Citizenship Education in Italy: a Multistakeholder Workshop for Advancingthe NationalStrategy for Global Citizenship Education. Project “Nuove narrazioni della cooperazione”, co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
  • The Shared Responsibility of Local Stakeholders in the Governance of Resources
  • Local Food Networks: Policies and Practices of International Cooperation 
  • Practices for Engaging Students in International Development cooperation 
  • Innovation for Development: Being Global Innovators

15.00 - 16.30  Poster session with coffee

16.30 - 18.00  Parallel Sessions

  • Rights of Participation by Local Stakeholders in the Governance of Resources
  • Food in Commons: Civic Participation and Local Food Policies
  • Students as Protagonists
  • WORKSHOP - Reclaiming space: New Narratives for Development Cooperation. Project  “Winning the narrative”, promoted with CILD
  • One Health: Multi-sectoral and Multi-stakeholder Approach to Promote Health and Sustainable Development at Local and Global Level

18.00 - 19.00  Plenary Session:  A bridge between Academia and Third Sector. To the memory of Paolo Dieci

Chair: Massimo Zortea, University of Trento

  • Gianni Vaggi, University of Pavia
  • Maura Viezzoli, CISP
 

Side event

21.00-22.30  Theatre Performance @ International Cooperation Centre (in Italian)

“Fenicotteri a Ventotene”, theatrical reading on the creation of a United Europe.
By Maura Pettorruso, with Annalisa Morsella e Giulio Federico Janni. 

This event is co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) within the project “Educare alla cittadinanza e salute globale”.

Saturday 21st September

09.00 - 10.15  Plenary Session:  Wrap up of Parallel Sessions and Introduction to the Round Table

Chair:  Stefano Rossi, International Cooperation Centre

  • Mauro Marsili,Head of Unit, Directorate for International Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Paola Berbeglia, CONCORD Europe
  • Gian Battista Parigi, University of Pavia
  • University student representative

10.15 - 10.30 Paolo Collini, Rector of the University of Trento, gives the CUCS 2019  Best Poster Award

10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 - 12.30  Plenary Session - Round Table:  An Italian Agenda for Global Development. What are the Priorities?

Chair:  Mario Raffaelli, International Cooperation Centre

  • Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Turkey
  • Mauro Marsili, Head of Unit, Directorate for International Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Luca Maestripieri, Director of Italian National Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Diego Vecchiato, Director of International Relations, Veneto Region 
  • Silvia Stilli, Association of Italian NGOs (AOI)
  • Annalisa Bisson, Coordinator of Confindustria International Activities
  • Emanuela Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
  • Corrado Diamantini, University of Trento

12.30 - 13.00  Plenary Session - Closing remarks and final declaration

  • Guido Zolezzi, University of Trento
  • Mario Raffaelli, International Cooperation Centre

Resources

NEW! Book of abstracts 


List of parallel sessions

Notice: each session description is downloadable in the pdf 

Who is who

Local Organising Committee

  • prof. Guido Zolezzi, Coordinator - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Marco Bezzi - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • prof. Marco Ciolli - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • prof. Corrado Diamantini - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Gabriel Echeverria - Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale
  • dr. Sara Favargiotti - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • prof. Sara Lorenzini - Department of Humanities, University of Trento
  • dr. Stefano Rossi - Centre for International Cooperation of Trento
  • prof. Daniela Sicurelli - Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento
  • prof. Marco Tubino - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Francesca Vanoni - Centre for International Cooperation of Trento
  • dr. Massimo Zortea - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Betty Balduin, Communication and Events Office, University of Trento 
  • dr. Francesca Benci - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Luigi Hinegk - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
  • dr. Livia Serrao - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento

Scientific Committee (CUCS)

  • prof. Emanuela Colombo - Politecnico of Milano
  • prof. Gian Battista Parigi - University of Pavia
  • prof. Giovanni Vaggi - University of Pavia
  • prof. Francesco Castelli - University of Brescia
  • prof. Francesca Defilippi - Politecnico of Torino
  • prof. Egidio Dansero - University of Torino
  • prof. Guido Sali - University of Milano
  • prof. Luciano Gutierrez - University of Sassari
  • prof. Ilaria Micheli - University of Trieste 
  • prof. Giorgio Banti - University of Napoli l’Orientale
  • prof. Carlogiovanni Cereti - Sapienza University Rome
  • prof. Umberto Triulzi - Sapienza University Rome
  • prof. Guido d’Urso - University of Napoli Federico II
  • prof. Alessandra Scagliarini - University of Bologna

Info & Contacts

cucs2019@unitn.it

The congress will be held in Trento at Paolo Prodi Building, via Tommaso Gar 14.

Accommodation

Trento has special agreements with local Hotels and B&B to grant keen rates to the Congress' participants. Please find in the enclosed lists 2018 fees. Please notice that the mentioned rates can be granted according to the availability and only with personally contacting the hotel for booking.

Hotel rates offered to the University of Trento

How to reach us

BY CAR

Trento is along the A22, the Italian highway connecting Verona to the Brenner Pass. Two exits allow travellers entering Trento: Trento Nord (North) and Trento Sud (South). Who drives from Munich can either drive along the E45 towards Innsbruck and proceed south towards the Brenner Pass or along the A95 and switch to the E45 in the Innsbruck area.

Distances/duration (conservative)

From north
Innsbruck and Innsbruck airport: 180km – 2 hours
Munich: 330 km – 3hours 40 mins
Munich airport: 350 – 4 hours
Nuremberg: 500km – 5 hours
Frankfurt: 690km – 8 hours
Vienna: 650km – 7 hours

From south
Verona and Verona airport: 100km – 1hour 10 mins
Florence: 320km – 3hour 15 mins
Rome city center: 590 km – 6 hours 45 mins
Rome Fiumicino international airport: 615km – 6 hours

From east
Venice: 215 km – 2hours 15mins
Venice Marco Polo international airport: 220 – 2hours 20mins

From west
Milan city center: 220km – 2hours 45 mins
Milan Linate international airport: 213km – 2hours 15mins
Milan Malpensa international airport: 265km – 3hours
Bergamo Orio al Serio (for Ryanair flyers): 180 km – 2 hours

BY TRAIN

Find your suitable train schedule here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
(plus http://www.obb-italia.com/de/index.jsp for trains travelling from Austria; http://www.deutschebahn.com/de/start/ for trains travelling from Germany).

Intercity trains: Munich-Innsbruck-Brener-Bolzano-Trento-Verona-Bologna

High speed trains: Turin-Milan-Verona (at Verona Porta Nuova station to change for Regional or Intercity trans direction Brenner Pass)
High speed trains: Venice-Padova-Verona (at Verona Porta Nuova station to change for Regional or Intercity trans direction Brenner Pass)

Ticket costs
Regional train from Verona to Trento (8 euros) – 1hour 10 mins traveling time
Intercity trains from Verona to Trento (between 10 and 25 euros) 45 minutes traveling time
High-speed rains from Milan or Venice to Verona: between 20 and 35 euros

BY PLANE

From Verona Catullo airport
By public transport – Public bus service (every 15 minutes – 6 euros) to the train station and from there train connection direction north (towards Bolzano or Brenner – about 1hour 10mins – 8 to 20 euros)
By taxi – 150 euros (estimated)

From Innsbruck airport
By public transport – Public bus service (every 20 minutes – 10 euros) to the train station and from there train connection direction south (towards Brenner/Verona/Bologna – about 3hours – 25/35 euros)

From Munich airport
By public transport – Public bus service or train (every 15/20 minutes) to the train station and from there train connection direction south (towards Innsbruck/Brenner/Verona/Bologna – about 4hours 30 mins – 50/70 euros)

From Milan airports
By public/private bus services to Milan Central Station (Malpensa is about 1 hours, Linate is about 40 minutes away). Milan Malpensa is connected to Milan Central Station by regional train (1 hour travelling time).

From Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio airport
Flixbus connection to Trento (3 hours – 12 euros)
Train or bus connection to Milan central station (1 hour) and then by train to Trento via Verona Central Station.

From Venice Marco Polo airport
Bus or taxi connection to Venice Central station and then by train to Trento via Verona Central Station.