Less than one month to the start of City as a Service Intensive School , the educational program launched by PUSH that will take place in Erice from September 25th to October 3rd , open to young professionals aged between 18 and 35 years old.
The Intensive School will focus on how to prototype services for the cities of the future: using the Service Design methodology the participants will have the opportunity to develop and test innovative ideas able to improve citizens’ live.
The final program is available online: fourteen international Special Guests will guide the students during the 9 days full immersion.
The university students who will take part to the School will have the opportunity to get 6 CFU, approved abroad.
Moreover, the results of the initiative will be presented during the City as a Service Urban Thinkers Campus, international event of World Urban Campaign, that will take place in Palermo next October.
PUSH has already received plenty of applications from all over the world, but still it is possible to apply by September 13th on the website edu.wepush.org.
“A Scuola di OpenCoesione” (ASOC) [Open Cohesion School] is an innovative, interdisciplinary educational project addressed to all Italian high schools, stemming from an agreement signed in June 2013 between the MIUR and the Department for Development and Economic Cohesion.
The goal of the program is to introduce in Italian schools notions like “Open Data”, “Data Journalism”, “Civic Monitoring”, and “Policy of Cohesion”.
ASOC indeed supports the principle of informed citizenship by promoting activities of civic monitoring of public funding and using information and communication technologies like open data published on the portal OpenCoesione.
PUSH has been chosen to take part to the network “Rete di Amici ASOC”, which gathers the associations selected with the call for application launched by “Amici di ASOC” that will work alongside the schools on their topic they have chosen.
Today PUSH will begin working together with the students of I.I.S.S. Francesco Ferrara. The topic selected is: Tourism and Cultural Goods. It will be a total of five meetings of three hours each, including the development of a project with the educational and technical activities connected to it.
Today’s session is devoted to an in-depth analysis of the chosen topic and in the explanation of the first steps one has to take to collect information and data to foster the project.
For further information, please refer to ASOC’s official website.