Venice, Italy

Critical infrastructure Resilience

when 19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 300

The Covid-19 pandemic is the most recent shock that has affected our societies, and there are still significant uncertainties remaining for 2021. Decision-making is the single most effective factor in conditioning a successful recovery and building resilience for the crises to come.

In its fith edition, the Summer School led by the University of Rome Tor Vergata offers pragmatic framework and a tactical decision-making tool for resilience. The tool is actively used by professionals, public authorities and academics. The course has a scientific approach combined with a hands-on interactive format designed for a multi-disciplinary audience.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, VIU will continue to monitor the situation. Should the COVID-19 situation prevent international travel or the confirmation of the program on campus as scheduled, the activity will be moved online. Applicants and confirmed participants will be informed of any changes.

The decision on whether it will be possible to hold the activity in person at VIU or not shall be made by the end of January/mid-February, and in any case at least 3 months prior to the start date.

The fees will be revised consequently.

Course leader

Erdem Ergin, University of Rome Tor Vergata / UNDP

Target group

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.

Course aim

The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises. This school will discuss the concept of CI and aims to provide the participants with (i) a clear understanding of what resilience means for their work, (ii) methods to assess opportunities and priorities, and with (iii) a series of existing decision-making tools used by companies and countries.

Credits info

2 EC
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 300: Participants of VIU member institutions.
EUR 600: Participants of other institutions/professionals.

The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the San Servolo cafeteria (5 working days on campus), and social events.

Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation and accommodation.

VIU Alumni are eligible for reduced fees.


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support.
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