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Public Engagement Activities

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Public engagement defines the set of not-for-profit activities aimed at a non-academic public, with an educational, cultural and developmental value of the society through which the University communicates the benefits of education and its research outcomes. These initiatives include concerts, theatrical performances, film shows, sporting events, exhibitions, publications, programs, websites, social channels, activities involving schools and participatory democracy initiatives.

The University of Florence permanently promotes public engagement initiatives throughout the year with the aim of creating new relationships with the territory and society, in accordance with the provisions of the 'third mission'.

The University takes part in APEnet, the Italian universities and research institutes network that recognize the role and importance of values and actions of public engagement.

#Parliamodiricerca

researchtalk


#Researchtalk, series of podcasts dedicated to the dissemination of interdisciplinary projects accomplished with University funding made available through dedicated biannual public competitions directed to young Unifi scientists starting from 2016. #parliamodiricerca (in Italian)

Encounters with the Town

encounters


The University of Florence opens its doors to citizens one Sunday a month to discuss with professors and researchers on topical issues related to their disciplines, with a clear and accessible language and supported by a coordinator who facilitates the dialogue with the public and the exchange of ideas. The format, inaugurated in 2013, provides for roughly ten appointments a year and the full recording of each keynote, which is then made available on the University website and on YouTube. The talks are delivered in Italian.

The European Researchers' Night

researchers_night


This is an initiative promoted by the European Commission to spread scientific culture and knowledge of the research professions. For the realization of this event, the University of Florence takes part in the BRIGHT-NIGHT regional consortium supported and coordinated by the Region of Tuscany - Giovanisì. Characteristic of the initiative is the widespread involvement of researchers from all departments of the University, and in particular, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows, protagonists of scientific conversations, workshops, demonstrations and shows on a wide range of topics. The objective of BRIGHT-NIGHT is also the involvement of the cultural institutions of the city and the Municipality of Florence.

ScienzEstate

scienzestate

Scientific dissemination week dedicated to children and families. It offers activities for all ages: shows, interactive workshops, demonstrations, guided tours, "mathematical walks" and more. The event takes place between Florence and the Sesto Fiorentino campus, to discover the places of university research, integrating scientific dissemination with initiatives in collaboration with the University Museum System and the staff of the University's artistic activities.
ScienzEstate is created by OpenLab, the University's scientific dissemination service and takes place every year at the beginning of June.

The society that will come. Conversations on the screen

researchtalk


Series of conferences in collaboration with the European University Institute established in 2020 within the framework of the collaboration between the two institutions. The initiative will see researchers from both institutions alternating in the discussion of topics concerning the pandemic and related political and socio-economic challenges. Here is the detailed program of the events (in Italian)

700 years of Dante

Dante

 

The University of Florence participates in the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante's death with a series of initiatives that will take place throughout 2021 promoted by the "Aldo Palazzeschi" Studies Centre, the departments of Humanities (DILEF), History, Archaeology, Geography, Fine and Performing Arts (SAGAS), Education, Languages, Interculture, Literatures and Psychology (FORLILPSI) and the University Museum System.  Here is the detailed program of the events (in Italian)

Performing arts activities

theatre

The Theater Company, the University Choir and the University Orchestra offer students, teaching and technical-administrative staff the opportunity to participate and have direct experience of live performance. They promote events open to the public throughout the year and participate in official ceremonies.
 

UnifiMagazine

unifimagazine

Online publication in Italian of the University that reports on research and its outcomes, initiatives and events, relations with the territory and companies, ideas, projects, stories, people that make the University of Florence a point of reference for the national and international community.

Le parole della Ricerca

research


Open access database, continuously updated which presents the research topics of the professors and researchers of our University by keyword search and, at the same time, makes the offer linked to scientific dissemination and communication visible. A channel of communication and dissemination of research that guarantees easier and direct access to the topics and to individual researchers, encouraging meeting spaces with all stakeholders in the community at large.

Contacts

Unità Funzionale Iniziative di Public Engagement e Eventi
public.engagement(AT)adm.unifi.it
055 275 6491

 
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