Analysing Professional Communities as Distributed Intelligence Systems

The aim of the project was to experiment and test new research tools capable of supporting the study regarding professional communities in the economic organizations.
From a methodological point of view these tools were studied in their descriptive (capability of describing a predetermined context) and prescriptive meaning (capability of suggesting actions in order to modify that context).
On one hand the project intended to contribute to the emergent studies of Knowledge management and specifically to those which consider the communities of practices as an elective social device to produce learning, meaning and identity, at least Knowledge. On the other hand many were the potential applications within and between organizations.


Leonardo Da Vinci Programme, Community Vocational Training Action Programme

This project, co-financed by the European Commission, was addressed to young graduates (coming from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Ludwig Maximilians Universität of Munich, and Ca' Foscari University of Venice) that had the opportunity to participate in a stage (for a maximum of sixth months). A total of 81 students, coming from the three partner Universities, had access to this training opportunity.


Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Work devoted to experimenting innovative methodologies for continuous training destined to employ waged workers.
The project focused on supporting the growth of professional Knowledge communities, with specific attention to professional operators, activating 4 professional communities that found in the web the main tool of coordination and information exchange. The professional communities’ web site was a place of training, discussion, comparison for professionals already working in Italian SMEs.

Leonardo da Vinci - Community Vocational Training Action Programme

Financed by the European Union within the Community Leonardo da Vinci Programme and in cooperation with: CILI - Cambridge International Land Institute, RICS - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The project aimed at activating training that contributed to create a Vertical Italian Community of the artisan companies and of the SMEs operating in the textile sector.

The training activities wanted to improve the operators’ skills and to give new market opportunities to the companies involved in the project. The project created a web portal where companies shared services, methodologies, experiences, solutions in order to give a response to common problems.

The aim of this project was to explore the scenario of distance learning and methodologies at an international level, focusing its attention on the ways New Technologies are used in education.

The project developded a web site and created a library of web tools that were available to professors and students as an open source network.


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