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18.12.2018 17:33

“Participation, Local Development and Training of Young Leaders”: from the René Cassin Award to international networks of innovative laboratories of research and training of the leaders of participatory local development


On December 14th a seminar was held in Bologna at the Sala Manzi of the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna Region titled: "Participation, Local Development and Training of Young Leaders”: from the René Cassin Award to international networks of innovative laboratories of research and training of the leaders of participatory local development.

The seminar was jointly organized by the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna Region (RER) and the KIP International School (KIP IS) with three objectives: to disseminate and analyse the outcomes of the René Cassin Award through the testimonies of winners of past editions; to learn about some of the experiences of participatory territorial development supported by the A-L of the Region and to discuss the proposal of creating an international network of training initiatives on the topic of participatory territorial development linked to an international network of territorial laboratories.

Among the participants were: managers and technicians of the Legislative Assembly and the RER services; Professors of the Universities of Bologna, Urbino, Pisa, Milano Bicocca and the University Gaston Berger in St. Louis, Senegal (via videoconference); the Head of the Unit of Programmes and Projects of the Ministry of Local Government, Development and Territorial Management, Senegal (via videoconference); the facilitators of some participatory processes on the regional territory of Emilia-Romagna and many young people - present and by videoconference - who had won the René Cassin Award in past editions, plus the two winners of the current edition (with their families) to be awarded.

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