Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

EU public policies: learning to apply


Jean Monnet Chair: Teaching modules

Francesca Gelli


Project work – 2nd acad. Semester, 40 hours – 4 Cfu (March 29 – May 10 2017)


Title: “EU public policies: learning to apply”



open to


graduate, post-graduate students; doctoral and post-doctoral students; young researchers; Erasmus and international students.


The training course is conceived in the form of cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary project work.


The project work is an open/living format, a laboratory practically oriented. It combines rigorous academic development with strong practical applications in individual and group-based work.


The course attempts to stimulate the active involvement of graduate and postgraduate students, doctoral students and young professionals in European policy design. Specific attention is devoted to issues related to policy implementation.


Students, organized into multidisciplinary working groups (usually of three to five students), will be requested to formulate project proposals in a field of their interest, choosing a policy programme.


They will learn how to identify a policy problem and to define it interactively; how to connect it to a more general policy debate and practice, tracing the state of the art of the topic; how to build a partnership and/or connect to an existing network; how to share main objectives and structure a programme of actions; how to define and select indicators for evaluating expected outputs and unforeseen outcomes.





Students, organised in multidisciplinary groups, will be requested to draft a project proposal and to communicate it in a short video. Selected videos will be promoted on existing Iuav learning channels and platforms.


Students will contribute to the organisation of a workshop conducted by practitioners and external experts (see Events: “Euro-design in practice workshop”), collaborating to the identification of guest speakers.





Increased PhD, graduate students and young professionals capacity to apply to European programs, providing them with the basic toolbox for euro-design.


Increased their professional skills in policy design to undertake and advise on public policy-making.


Improved knowledge of young researchers who want to carry out research on EU subjects.



teaching methods


dialogue format, working groups. Lively classroom discussion and debate are considered essential for learning.



discipline of audience


Urbanism, Urban policies, Architecture, Art and Design, Information and Communication Technologies, Social and Political Sciences, Human Studies.





March 29 (9.00-13.00/14.00-18.00)


April 12 (9.00-13.00/14.00-18.00)


April 13 (9.00-13.00)


April 26 (9.00-13.00/14.00-18.00)


May 9 (14.00-18.00)


May 10 (9.00-13.00/14.00-18.00)



guest speakers


March 29

(11.30-13.00) Silvia Bergoglio (Consvipo)

“Italy-Croatia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020: project planning”

(14.30-16.00) Nicola Di Croce, Laura Mazzei, Anna Merci (G124)

“A reach ground: Marghera. From good practices to policies”


April 12

(11.30-13.00) Maurizio Busacca (DrPPT IUAV)

“European Social Fund as Field for Action Research”


April 13

(11.30-13.00) Maurizio Pioletti (Polytechnic of Turin)

“From European project-design to a model of territorial action. The case of Padovafit: economic matters and urban policy implications of retrofit interventions”


May 10

(14.00-18.00) Roundtable on good practices in EU Research and Innovation:  under construction

Euro-design in practice workshop: under construction