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".
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
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
15.00 - 16.30 Plenary session: Cooperation and Development: Viewpoints from International Institutions
Chair: Marco Brunazzo, University of Trento
16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 - 18.30 Parallel Sessions
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)
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary Session: Research Freedom and Innovation: the Global South point of view
Chair: Ester Gallo, University of Trento
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Parallel Sessions
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 15.00 Parallel Sessions
15.00 - 16.30 Poster session with coffee
16.30 - 18.00 Parallel Sessions
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
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”.
09.00 - 10.15 Plenary Session: Wrap up of Parallel Sessions and Introduction to the Round Table
Chair: Stefano Rossi, International Cooperation Centre
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
12.30 - 13.00 Plenary Session - Closing remarks and final declaration
Notice: each session description is downloadable in the pdf
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.
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.
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
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
Venice: 215 km – 2hours 15mins
Venice Marco Polo international airport: 220 – 2hours 20mins
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
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)
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
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.