July 18-22, 2022 | 6th Edition
Call for applications: December 16, 2021 – March 25, 2022
Building resilience is a common objective of public institutions, businesses, and the society at large. As we all struggle with the negative impact of natural and man-made hazards, whether they are climatic events, the pandemic or other. Events such as forest fires, Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain disruption are just a few of the most recent events affecting our daily lives. The broad span of these events allows us to differentiate and compare various resilience strategies deployed by governments and businesses, and to see which strategies performed better.
In this 6th edition, the Summer School led by the University of Rome Tor Vergata offers a pragmatic framework and shares tactical tools used by governments and businesses. The framework reflects both national laws and the International Standard Organization guidelines and is Impact-based, Systemic, and Institutional.
This framework combines classical approaches used in disaster risk management, critical infrastructure management and climate change adaptation. The added value of merging several perspectives is that it allows for a better understanding of resilience strategies and options, such as whether to go back to the old normal or move forward and establish a new normal.
The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises. This course will discuss the concept of CI and aims to provide the participants with (i) a clear understanding of the framework and tactical tools, (ii) a series of existing decision-making tools used by public entities, businesses and international organizations, and (iii) peer learning from participant’s experiences.
Erdem Ergin, Tor Vergata University of Rome (Coordinator)
Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Jonas Johansson, Lund University
Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation
Giovanni Valtorta, e-distribuzione
Federico Carturan, RiskApp
(To be updated with the complete faculty list)
M1 – Resilience framework and CI concept
M2 – Crisis – During disasters
M3 – Impacts & ranking criticality
M4 – Tool – Prepare a situation report
M5 – Network resilience across the energy infrastructure
M6 – Recovery – After disasters
M7 – Decision-making under uncertainty
M8 – Normal - Before disasters
M9 – Cascading impact software
M10 – Cascading impact evaluation
Professionals, officials and graduate students already working on the topic or thinking their work may benefit from it. Ability to read and write fluently in English is a must.
ECTS equivalence: 2
A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.
Participants of VIU member universities:
€ 350 incl. VAT.
Participants of other universities/professionals:
€ 650 incl. VAT.
Students will be notified by April 5 and asked to pay the fees by April 15, 2022.
The fees will cover tuition and course materials, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and social events.
VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.
Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation and accommodation.
PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support. Candidates should consult the International Office in their own university for information about the calls for applications for funding. VIU will provide any supporting documentation requested for such applications.
Contact VIU Erasmus office: email@example.com
Applicants must submit the application form, a letter of motivation – which should include a brief description of the candidate’s research interests, a curriculum vitae and a photo.
For further information please download the brochure or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, VIU will continue to monitor the situation; should it prevent international travel or the confirmation of the program on campus as scheduled, other practicable solutions will be evaluated. Applicants and confirmed participants will be informed of any changes.