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".
Closing: 31 May 2019
Acceptance communication: 15 June 2019
Opening: 15 June 2019
Closing: 6 September 2019
The participation is free but the registration is compulsory.
Thursday 19/9 - AFTERNOON
h. 13 - 14 Registrations
h. 14 Institutional welcome and presentation
h. 15 - 16.30 2 Keynotes (plenary session)
h. 16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
h. 17.00 - 18.30 Parallel sessions (max 4)
Friday 20/9 - MORNING
h. 09.00 - 10.30 Plenary session / Keynote
h. 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break and poster session
h. 11.00 - 12.30 Parallel sessions (max 4)
h. 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch and poster session
Friday 20/9 - AFTERNOON
h. 14.00 - 15.30 Parallel sessions (max 4)
h. 15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break andposter session
h. 16.00 - 17.30 Parallel sessions (max 4)
h. 17.30 - 18.30 Plenary session / closing
Saturday 21/9 - MORNING
h. 09.00 - 10.30 Plenary session / Keynotes
h. 10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
h. 10.45 - 12.30 Round table: The Italian cooperation in the next three years and the Agenda 2030
h. 12.30 - 13.00 Closing and final declaration
The call for abstract is open.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May2019
The main criterion for accepting the abstracts is their inherence to the conference topics.
The abstracts can be sent:
Several sessions have been proposed for CUCS2019. The sessions are listed below, grouped together by the Local Organizing Committee according to common topics. The number and official titles of the sessions (parallel sessions) will be defined after closing the call for abstract, depending on the number and topic of abstracts received, also considering possible unification and/or subsequent integration.
As an example ofextreme cases: if no abstracts will be received for one of the sessions reported below, this session will be deleted. If, on the other hand, numerous abstracts will be presented on a relevant topic that has not yet been taken into consideration by the sessions proposed so far, a new ad hoc session may be created.
Considering available slots as well as the conference program, there will be 16 parallel sessions as a maximum.
Therefore, the list of proposed sessions shown below should be considered as an indication of topics that will probably be discussed during the conference. All contributions to the conference, including those already proposed by the proponents of parallel sessions, must be sent to the conference in the form of an abstract.
Notice: each session description is downloadable in the pdf
Topic 1: Evolution of developmental cooperation
Topic 2: Active citizenship
Topic 3: Education to active citizenship
Topic 4: Global citizenship and technologies
Topic 5: Students in the developmental cooperation
Tematica 6: Water and environment, and integrated view
Tematica 7: Health and disability
Topic 8: Food commod good
Topic 9: Education to global citizenship
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.