VIU Summer School | Critical Infrastructure Resilience

July 18-22, 2022 | Rolling admissions open until April 30, 2022
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Our societies and the systems we depend on are under increasing pressure. This course aims to offer concrete solutions on decision-making to manage crises and build resilience within our systems. As managers or employees of public & private organizations, as academics working on this topic, we often struggle with the uncertainty associated with crises and how to prioritize our decisions. Covid-19, forest fires and floods, the war have impacted us directly or indirectly. The broad span of these events allows us to differentiate and compare various resilience strategies deployed by governments and businesses. And to see which strategies performed better.
The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises. In its 6th edition, the program will discuss the concept of CI and aims to provide participants with (i) a clear understanding of the framework and tactical tools, (ii) a series of existing decision-making tools used by public entities, businesses and international organizations, and (iii) peer learning from participant’s experiences.

Scientific Coordinator
Erdem Ergin, Tor Vergata University of Rome

Who is it for?
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.

ECTS equivalence: 2
A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

EUR 350 : Participants of VIU member universities.
EUR 650 : Participants of other universities/professionals.
VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.

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

PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support. Candidates should consult the International Office in their own university for information about the calls for applications for funding.

For further information, please visit the School webpage