Transform4Europe Strategic Assembly

From 17th to 19th October 2022 the Transform4Europe Strategic Assembly was held at the Saarbrücken Campus of Saarland University. It was a unique opportunity gathering about 160 guests to discuss the core topics of the T4EU alliance and to work on different parts of the project. Expert meetings, steering committee meetings and work group meetings were organised to provide updates about ongoing activities and pave the way to their future development. The event started with a Policy Conference, where different dimensions of transformation were focused in a roundtable discussion and in three workshops.

The team representing the University of Trieste included professors Alberto Pallavicini, Ilaria Micheli, Barbara Campisi, Caterina Bembich, Donata Vianelli, Emanuele Brambilla, as well researchers and members of the administrative staff: Alessandro Carrieri, Federica Mancini, Carla Savastano, Federica Gori,  Cristiano Piani, Silvia Agostini, Giulia Pettenuzzo,  Neva Martelanc, Salvatore Dore and Riccardo Formisano. The latter has recently been appointed as President of the T4EU’s Student Council.

The University of Trieste’ delegation

Prof. Pallavicini and dr. Carla Savastano, with the support and expertise of Project Manager Giulia Pettenuzzo, were asked to organise and chair the “Transformation in Institution” workshop, which witnessed remarkable interest and raised a lively discussion. Prof. Pallavicini also took part in two crucially important institutional coordinators meetings to discuss about the future of the T4EU project after its natural expiration in October 2023.

Cristiano Piani took part in the Joint Virtual Mobile Entrepreneurs Office, where he illustrated UniTS’s activities in the innovation sector. His participation ensured the inclusion of students from our Contamination Lab within an international network, granting access to new collaboration and exchange opportunities with partner universities.

The University of Trieste was also appointed to organise and chair the “Innovative teaching and Curricula” Steering Committee meeting, which included two key WPs of the T4EU project: WP3, “Challenge-based European Curricula” and WP4, “Innovative Teaching and Learning Environments”.

Preparation for this meeting began months before the actual scheduled date, and included activity planning, document preparation, and dialogue with partners to select strategic issues to bring to the attention of the Steering Committee members. During this time, Prof. Barbara Campisi, prof. Caterina Bembich, and Project Manager Silvia Agostini worked closely together to make sure the Steering Committee meeting ran as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Their work was precise, always on time and to the point, thus receiving appreciation from all partners.

These are only a few examples of how pro-active collaboration towards common goals can bring about great results.

The upcoming activities UniTS will be involved in are the Inter-regional Policy Round Table and the 2nd Stakeholder Assembly, which will take place from 14th to 16th November 2022 at Sofia University. Both activities are part of the T4ERI project.