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the FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE will be very similar to the previous editions. The Students will have 10 hours to discuss (2 sessions on the 23rd and 2 on the 24th). They will stay with the same group (25-35 Students) for the all 4 sessions discussing the topic they prepared about writing the abstract.

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  1. 1. UNICA STUDENT CONFERENCE Rome 22-25 September 2010 b
  2. 2. Organizers of the USC Rome 2010 g Sapienza University of R S i U i it f Rome University of Rome “Tor Vergata” University of Rome “Roma Tre”
  3. 3. In collaboration with the University of Rome “Foro Italico Foro Italico”
  4. 4. O ga Organizing Committee of t e USC Rome 2010 g Co ttee o the o e 0 0 Sapienza S i Tor Vergata T V t Roma T R Tre Raimondo Cagiano de Marina Tesauro Roberto Pujia Azevedo Claudia Fiorani Adina Pop Luciano Saso Andrea Femminini Students Antonella Cammisa Students Grazia D’Esposito Maria Grazia Cornacchia M i G i C hi Benedetta Cassani Micaela Lepore Students St d t
  5. 5. Previous participation of the Roman Universities to UNICA Student Conferences Berlin (2000) London (2002) Amsterdam (2004) ( 4) Paris (2006) Warsaw (2008)
  6. 6. Organizing activities since Spring 2009 g g p g 9 Several meetings of the organizing committee (theme, topics, programme, logistical aspects, etc.) )
  7. 7. Theme: Europe Through Students’ Eyes p g y
  8. 8. Choice of the Topics: internet p p poll The universities of the Unica network are currently choosing the 10 topics out of a list of 20 on the website b i i i Strong involvement of the universities of the UNICA network since the beginning
  9. 9. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: U ive sity a d University and Society 1. What is the role of universities in i ii i contemporary society? 2. Innovation and education: can universities nurture the creativity of students?
  10. 10. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: European Higher Education u opea ig e ducatio 3. Th Bologna process and th d The B l d the development of th l t f the European higher education: quality, employability and social issues issues. 4. European education beyond 2010: an outlook. 5. Doctorate and employability in Europe. 6. High quality universities with low fees: is it possible? 7 7. How to choose the best university to study at: are y y the international ranking systems used by the students?
  11. 11. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: European Higher Education u opea ig e ducatio 8. The E 8 Th European mobility programmes (E bilit (Erasmus, Erasmus placement, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci Marie Curie, etc.): toward the 20% Vinci, Curie etc ): mobility by the year 2020? 9. FFormal and non f l d formal education. l d ti 10. Hard and soft skills: are the European universities helping h h l i the students to d l b h d develop both? 11. Internationalisation at universities: challenges and problems.
  12. 12. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: Cultu al, Cultural, social and political issues a d 12 Unity and diversity in Europe: the challenge of 12. multiculturalism. 13. Europe s Europe’s political future. 14. Student mobility and the enlargement and consolidation of the European Union. p 15. Immigration and low birth rate: is the European Union getting older or just different? 16. Gender equality in Europe: are the results of the 2006- 2010 roadmap for equality between women and men satisfactory? 17. Sport in the European universities: is it enough?
  13. 13. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: Environmental issues vi o e tal 18. S t i bl d 8 Sustainable development of th E l t f the European U i Union. 19. Sustainability and greener universities.
  14. 14. Europe Through Students’ Eyes: Economic issues co o ic 20. E European Union i a global economy: l U i in l b l lessons learned from the 2008 crisis.
  15. 15. Format Theme & t i of Rome Th topics f R 2010: special attention to higher education issues Main focus of the conference: informal discussions and integration We expect from delegates: p g informal discussions and elaboration of documents
  16. 16. Format Ten students from each country (about 300 in total). The discussion of the topics will start p about 6 months before the conference in each university and on the website Final conclusions at the conference: ten discussion forums chaired by expert students from the hosting universities: DOCUMENTS Selected students from the hosting g universities will also play the role of leader, writer, guide, tutor, helper.
  17. 17. Accommodation Hotels f th R li H t l of the Raeli group very close t T l to Termini St ti i i Station
  18. 18. Accommodation Students will be accommodated in quadruple, triple and double quadruple rooms in the Seb Raeli Group Hotels in Station Termini area Hotel Archimede **** Via dei Mille, 19 Hotel Floridia *** Via Montebello, 45 Hotel Noto **** Via Catalafimi 12 Catalafimi, Hotel Siracusa *** Via Marsala n.50 Hotel Lux *** Via Gaeta, 14 , 4 Further information
  19. 19. Roadmap (updated January 2010) Selection of the Students in each participating university Selection of the 10 Topics through the poll ntent/active-poll (by end of January) / p ( y y) Active discussion of the topics in all participating universities and on the website. website Selection and publications on the website of references, official documents and documents prepared by all working groups in each p participating university p g y
  20. 20. Thank you for participating! y p p g For further info: