Italian universities have increased in the last few years their involvement in the cooperation for development sector, contributing to the processes of stabilisation and democracy in synergy with other key players such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).
Among the initiatives undertaken there is CUCS - Coordinamento Università Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (association of universities cooperating for development), sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is made up of several Italian universities among which the University of Florence who has designated as its academic representative prof. Mirella Loda.
Participating universities, are called to play an innovative and substantial role to strengthen cooperation for development through its own experiences in the fields of research, teaching, planning capacities and application of methodologies. One of the main objectives of CUCS is to let emerge, foster and coordinate these experiences and promote the dialogue among the specific political and social players.
Conference “The University of Florence for the Cooperation for Development” - 7 – 8 November 2017
The conference saw the active participation of the Unifi Departments and the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation of the MAECI, Mario Giro. The University of Florence presented its projects and activities in this field, which resulted in over 100 projects, 150 researchers involved in 15 Unifi departments in 50 different countries. The Deputy Minister met students and graduates in an event dedicated to professional opportunities for young people in the world of cooperation.
Departments posters (link to Italian website)