The uniqueness of the Sprout project lies in the large pool of cooperating cities, created through an exceptional 3-layer structure. Since our kick-off meeting in September 2019, research partners have been working closely with cities to understand their mobility challenges. Since the project began 7 months ago, in an effort to ensure a city-led policy response, SPROUT pilot cities held their first local workshops, sitting together with different actors dealing with new mobility services. This is the first step of a process to create engagement and a common vision across cities’ stakeholders. Learn about the project, read some takeaways from the Project workshops, and join the Open Innovation Community: the first edition of the SPROUT newsletter is out now.
Peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located or border regions make up 93 percent of EU territory. These scarcely populated regions are all facing similar challenges: poor public transport connections, small budgets, demographic change, and high levels of unsustainable, exclusive and costly private car use. VIU is one of 9 partners in the Peripheral Access project which has analyzed this situation in detail at the EU and partner level, deriving concrete action plans, and implementing innovative pilot actions. VIU's role has been in the development and testing of IT solutions for smart mobility. A highlight for the VIU team was last summer when the SmartBus on-demand public transport service went on the road in Trieste, Italy. The Peripheral Access end-of-project conference is on May 26, 2020.
ICARUS | Mobility Under Uncertainty: Trends and Scenarios in a (Post) COVID-19 Time
ICARUS Training Webinar: May 26, 2020, 2:30 - 3:30 PM CEST. Join us and learn from Prof. Patrick Rérat, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, who will speak about spatial organization and mobility patterns. The ICARUS project focuses on the improvement of passenger intermodal transport connections by easing coast-hinterland sustainable accessibility. The project is testing smart mobility solutions through pilot activities based on territorial analysis of current gaps and needs. ICARUS also promotes behavioral change campaigns and the development of local authority planning capacities.
QUEST | Latest News on Science Communication in Europe
Learn more about the assessment of the European landscape of science communication research, science journalism, science on social media, and science in museums. Consult an overview of education and training opportunities in science communication. Follow the guidelines on how to interact with the relevant stakeholders in public engagement activities. QUEST is a H2020 Science with and for Society project coordinated by VIU.
VIU People | Profile
This is the first in a series. Each month we will share with our readership the stories and experiences of people in our community. Sebastian Ritter Choquehanca is a student in the Spring 2020 semester, and a VIU RED Scholar. Applications for the Fall 2020 RED scholarship are open until June 5, 2020.
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How to propose a graduate activity at VIU Would you like to work with colleagues from other parts of the world? Would your students enjoy the opportunity to participate in an intensive residential program in Venice? Submit a proposal for a joint intensive graduate activity to Venice International University.
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Teach at VIU for a Semester An extraordinary call for lectureships is currently open. Open to scholars in the member universities. Topics: Global Challenges; Environmental Management & Sustainable Development; Cities & Global Change; Science & Society; Environmental Humanities; Cultural Heritage; History & Memory; Cultures of the World. Deadline June 15, 2020.
Films in Venice and Filming Venice | August 31 - September 9, 2020 This VIU summer school for aspiring film-makers combines film theory and practice, applying them to representations of Venice, through a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach, reflected both in the composition of the faculty and the student body. In the first week, students will be introduced to the history, culture, and anthropology of Venice and its relation to visual media. During the second week the participants will shoot a short film. Deadline to apply: May 31, 2020.
Globalization Program | Pre-registration is now open for next semester Students of the member universities can spend a semester at VIU, engaging with the unique, international, multicultural VIU community. The Globalization Program offers a range of inter- and multi-disciplinary courses for BA and MA students. Deadline for pre-registrations September 9, 2020. Registration for courses starting from July 21.