Il progetto Decatastrophize (Decat) ha preso avvio nel febbraio 2016 in seguito alla partnership fra diversi soggetti europei (European Research Institute, Cyprus University of Technology, Ciprus Civil Defense, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Foundation for Research & Technology, Technical University of Crete, Geoview system Ltd, GeoSolutions, Universidad de Alcalà) accomunati da un unico obiettivo: gestire e prevenire i rischi ambientali, attraverso l’implementazione di sistemi comuni che permettano di allertare e mettere in sicurezza i cittadini in caso di disastri naturali (come alluvioni o terremoti) o causati dall’uomo. Decat si propone di adottare un’unica piattaforma comune ai Paesi partner che…
The Dong Film Fest is the first Italian festival dedicated to emerging and independent Chinese film, that took place at the Cinema Massimo in Turin from 4 to 6 November 2016.
The festival aims to raise awareness, in Turin and Piedmont, about the Chinese culture through cinema and to create a fertile ground on which to build the foundations for a closer cooperation with China, starting from the film production. The ultimate goal is to consolidate a common universal sense of identity.
The project was promoted by Associazione Culturale Dong, in partnership with the European Research Institute – who took part to the design and worked on the communication of the event – Angi (Italian-Chinese New Generation Association), the Communication University of Shanxi (CUSX), Cinema Massimo, the DAMS, the Oriental Art Museum, the National Museum of Cinema in Turin and the social cooperative Kalata.
The Dong Film Fest also enjoys the support of: City of Turin, Piedmont Region, Film Commission Torino – Piemonte and Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin.
The festival showed for the first time the five first works made by independent Chinese directors, as well as five short films, four of which were made by the Communication University of Shanxi students.
The event held in November represents only the first part of a broader international project aimed to create a virtuous circle in which the exchange of views between Italy and China, between West and East, can help to understand each other’s cultures. The Dong Film Fest will have an edition in China in spring 2017, first in the Shanxi region, the cradle of ancient Chinese culture, at the Communication University of Shanxi, Taiyuan – one of the most important and forefront university campuses in China – and then in Shanghai. The aim is to introduce teachers and students works that tell Italy and at the same time are an expression of the creative ferment that is animating the national stage.
The project Support to the Legal Aid in Lebanon has been developed by La Sagesse University, one of the leading universities of Beirut, through its Human Rights Legal Clinic and its Research Centre, in partnership with the European Research Institute. The aim of the project – that started in 2015 and is still in progress – is to improve the overall performance of legal aid delivery in Lebanon.
The situation is particularly worrisome in prisons and detention centers where, due to the increase in the number of detainees in the light of the massive influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, inmates have less opportunity to take advantage of a quality legal aid service. The inaccessibility to a quality legal aid service leads to a breach to the principles of fairness and justice and to a very long wait for detainees before trials.
The project aims to:
- empower the different stakeholders involved in the legal aid system by strengthening their capacity to provide quality legal aid services;
- institutionalize and modernize the legal aid structures implemented by local Non-governmental organizations;
- enhancing access of marginalized population to quality legal aid services;
- transferring EU knowledge and best practices in matters related to legal aid in Lebanon.
The fourth goal will be ensured by ERI which will bring its expertise to provide local players with the opportunity to develop an effective and functional system of rules and procedures, looking at the highest European and international standards relating to legal aid services. This endeavour led by the La Sagesse University along with ERI and the other partners in Lebanon and abroad will empower all relevant stakeholders to extend their legal aid services and improve its quality and provide necessary support and expertise on an institutional level, helping in the promotion of international human right standards through their incorporation within the Lebanese legal aid system.
PROJECT OF ECOEDUCATION AND NEW SOCIABILITIES
The Project of Ecoeducation and New Sociabilities (P.E.N.SO.) – presented within the call “Fatto per bene” published by Compagnia di San Paolo – is the result of a partnership involving the European Research Institute, the Social Services of Turin’s District 1, the Office of External criminal enforcement (UEPE) and the Regional Agency for the House of Central Piedmont (ATC), in cooperation with Ufficio Pio (an organization specialized in community volunteering, that works in partnership with Compagnia di San Paolo).
The project was launched at the beginning of 2014 and is still ongoing.
Through the recruitment of individuals belonging to certain categories (former prisoners, asylum seekers registered at the employment center, disadvantaged people reported by social services) the initiative aims to launch a service focused on making council housing interventions and handling of furniture and recycled furniture: they will be reallocated in favor of the applicants on the basis of the information provided by the social services; low-income individuals can benefit from these services for free, by making a specific request.
The P.E.N.SO. project wants to give local families and networks the opportunity to share resources and expertise by enabling synergies, in addition to promoting a fertile dialogue between civil society, social institutions and services.
The ultimate goal is to tackle the various forms of poverty that affect the quality of life of disadvantaged people, by responding to the contraction of resources devoted to the welfare system following the economic crisis that have struck the country.
The project also aims to grant one more social integration chance and job opportunity to disadvantaged people reported by social services, including ex detainees.