The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) in collaboration with ENEL Foundation, Leonardo, Network of Universities for Sustainable Development (RUS), SDSN Mediterranean and University of Siena has organized, for the first time in Italy, a summer school entirely dedicated to sustainability issues.
The Siena Summer School on Sustainable Development was take place from September 10 to September 21, 2018, in Siena, hosted by the Santa Chiara Lab University Center.
As enhanced by the Agenda 2030, the school aims to provide, within two weeks of lectures, practices and working groups, a multidisciplinary training on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offering a very high level of education, transversal to the various dimensions of sustainable development.
During the first week, the 30 participants selected from a total amount of 146 candidates, including students and academics, communication and sustainability experts as well as policy makers and administrators received formal and non-formal training based not only on frontal lectures but also on educational paths hold by significant historical places located in the city of Siena.
On the second week, all participants worked in three different groups on the themes of politics, science and innovation and new business models for sustainable development, by exchanging ideas and innovative proposals as well as delivering and discussing final project works with professors, academics, business practitioners and representatives of institutions.