VIU News

As the Covid-19 restrictions start to ease, we can begin to think of travel again and look forward to opportunities next year!

VIU will soon issue a new round of Erasmus+ calls for application for study, teaching, and training opportunities in the member universities in the EU, UK,  Israel, Russia, and Canada. Students, professors, and staff in VIU's Italian member universities are eligible to apply. 

The paper titled “Experimenting with scenario-building narratives to integrate land use and transport”, published in Transport Policy Journal, followed a methodology inspired by the one used in SPROUT for the construction of the pilot cities’ scenarios. Different future narratives were constructed based on some “drivers” of change and through a process of interviews.

These narratives described the future of transport, mobility, and land use in 2050. They were used in several collaborative workshops in which policy makers, transport and urban planners, and members from the public were involved, in a similar way to the one used in the SPROUT Open Innovation Community.

The first edition of the Urbanism Next Europe Conference will take place online from 9 to 11 June 2021.
The project SPROUT will feature with a dedicated session, involving the members of its stakeholder forum, the Open Innovation Community for Urban Mobility Policy.

Urbanism Next Europe COnference is in collaboration with the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and it will gather decision-makers and urban professionals from Europe and beyond.

ITL, Lead Partner of the ICARUS Project, has organised 3 webinars about MaaS (Mobility as a Service) “MaaS Talks” on May 13th, May 27th and June 9th 2021.

A three-webinar journey will explore the potential of the integration of a range of sustainable transport options into a single mobility service accessible and on demand, by answering questions such as “what are the main social, environmental and economic benefits of MaaS?” and “how to select the most effective MaaS model for your territory”.

Project Partners are taking action to reduce the CO2 emission and to enhance the Ports Management.

North-Central Adriatic Sea Port System Authority acquired an electric car in January 2021. The car has already travelled for more than 1.500km and is appreciated by the colleagues that used it for it's prompt reaction during the drive and for the complete absence of noise. It is in preparation a tender for a second car, that will be a hybrid plug-in. The purchase of this cars will allow them to further reduce the C02 emissions and to travel in a more sustainable and comfortable way.

The Central Adriatic Ports Authority developed a spot about its participation to PROMARES now on air on a regional TV channel and on the radio. Communicating and disseminating the project's results is an important part of participating, and this is what the Central Adriatic Ports Authority, partner of PROMARES, did.

A short spot describing the aims of the Ports' participation to the project is now on air on a regional TV channel and on the radio, check it out from our Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn profile! (in Italian only)

 On April 29th, 2021 will take place the on line session in the framework of Connecting EU insights: "Cutting edge interoperability: when IoT and A.I. drive real value to port operations".

May 12, 2021 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Sara De Vido, Ca' Foscari and VIU 
Sir Michael Leigh, Johns Hopkins Bologna
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Council of Europe
Anthony Teasdale, European Parliamentary Research Service

May 19, 2021 - 5:30 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

- The Management of the World Heritage Site "Venice and its Lagoon": from theory into practice
Katia Basili, Coordinator of the Office for the Management of the World Heritage Site "Venice and its Lagoon"- City of Venice
- The World Heritage System: Objectives, Actors and Processes
Matteo Rosati, Programme Specialist, Culture Unit Officer-in-Charge, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

Moderator:  Giorgio Andrian, Università degli Studi di Padova & VIU, currently teaching in the Globalization Program (Addressing Sustainable Development: The Role of International Sites' Designations within a Green Diplomacy Framework)

April 21, 2021 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Simona Kustec, University of Ljubljana,
Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia
Manfred Nowak, Global Campus of Human Rights
George Ulrich, Global Campus of Human Rights

Chair: Sara De Vido, VIU and Ca' Foscari University

April 28, 2021 - 5:30 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Anna Clara Basilicò, Venice Climate Camp
Eleonora Sovrani, We are Here Venice
Sebastiano Cognolato, Venice Calls
Petra Codato, Venice Calls
Ludovico Dejak, Venice Calls

April 21, 14.30 PM CEST, on-line event

Demand Responsive Transportation: what’s next? a conversation with Shotl.
Speaker: Joshua Biondi  –  Business Development Manager at Shotl

Lucio Rubini – Venice International University; Eleonora Tu – Fondazione ITL

VIU Lectures is a series of talks on topical issues of interest to the VIU Community. 
The Lectures will be online and open to the public. Registration is required. Sign up for VIU Communications to make sure you receive your invitation directly by email. 
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ICARUS project has been invited to the official kick-off of the European Year of Rail 2021, co-organised by the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The kickoff will take place on 29 March from 14.00 to 17.00 (CET), on the eve of the ministerial informal Council meeting dedicated to rail transport.
It will be a virtual conference with contributions from a broad range of stakeholders on various rail-related topics.

This year - 2021 - marks the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of Venice and the City will be celebrating with an exciting program of events organized and promoted by the local authorities, institutions and associations. Venice International University will contribute with a series of initiatives during the course of the year.

On the occasion of the 1600th Anniversary of the Foundation of Venice, Venice International University is proud to present the work of Ettore de Conciliis with a homage to the City: the exhibition "Acque e Terre" ("Water and Land") will open in September on the Island of San Servolo, which has, over the years, turned into a true art hub. Students, Professors, citizens of Venice and all those who have the good fortune of visiting San Servolo can enjoy its Sculpture Park and the many exhibitions that take place there.

Within the ICARUS Project Central Europe Initiative and ITL Foundation are carrying out the activities connected to the Enlarged Transfer Programme (ETP). 

The Enlarged Transfer Programme (ETP) is a training programme of the ICARUS project, where non-partner institutions can get insights and specific training on mobility issues. ICARUS partners will share their experience and knowledge to support the ETP participants in developing light action plans, focused on sustainable mobility solutions to improve cross-border connections between Italy and Croatia.

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 4 pm (CET)
Online event, via Zoom. Registration required
In cooperation with Ca' Foscari University of Venice

As the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year starts, some students and professors get to know for their first time the interesting and multicultural reality of VIU, while some other VIU aficionados are joining us once again.