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European Projects

Projects Year 2021

PRISMI PLUS "Transferring a toolkit for RES Integration in Smart Mediterranean Islands and rural areas" - P.I. Prof. Davide Astiaso Garcia 

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Davide Astiaso Garcia

FUNDING BODY

European Union - Interreg Med Programme

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Coordinator (Principal Investigator)

YEAR OF FUNDING

2021

DURATION

16 months

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

The project aims at transferring the PRISMI decision-making tool for increasing local Renewable Energy Sources (RES) penetration based on a multicriteria analysis and a transnational approach, considering economic, technical and environmental parameters, to identify optimal solutions.

RESEARCH GROUP

Sofia Agostinelli, Davide Astiaso Garcia, Daniele Bruschi, Daniele Groppi, Mario Lamagna, Meysam Majidi Nezhad, Adriana Sferra.

LINK

https://prismi.interreg-med.eu/

FutureAbility - Digital and transversal skills for online teachers - P.I. Prof.ssa Sabrina Lucibello

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Sabrina Lucibello

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Coordinator (Principal Investigator)

YEAR OF FUNDING

2021

DURATION

2 years

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

The current pandemic crisis has changed the way in which we think and participate in our social relations, demanding for creative solutions and for rapid improvement of technologies.

This new condition has had an effect on many different fields and contexts; however, it is undeniable that the spread of the COVID-19 represented a major challenge in the way in which teaching and learning are conceived and performed. The Higher Education sector has been hit heavily for the quick pace of the adoption of solution for blended and distance learning and the unpreparedness of the majority of lecturers and educators.

FuturAbilty - Digital and Transversal Skills for online Teachers” gathers a Strategic Partnership of organisations - Universities, Research Centres and Cultural Enterprises - working with Visual Methods and Digital Learning tools willing to investigate, produce and share Open Educational Resources(OER) to make online teaching more attractive and accessible, in reference to the European Frameworks DigCompEdu and LifeComp. The main challenge is the development of pedagogies and digital tools that could enable teachers and trainers to transport the content of their lessons in participatory and engaging on-line forms.

The broad scope of these materials is to provide university lecturers with key digital and transversal competences and to improve online teaching methods and tools through effective use of innovative solutions with a special attention to visual methods.

The project focuses on the development of digital and transferable competences so that lecturers and educators become more resilient, increase their creativity and efficiency and acquire career adaptive competences. It will enable Higher Education Institutions to offer enhanced experiences, by up-skilling and re-skilling their lecturers/educators, thus raising the quality of life of the general public.

At last FutureAbilty wants to prepare lecturers, educators but also students to become true factors of change.

The OERs will be piloted in six Countries, Particular attention will be given to the promotion of gender equality.

The project will consolidate the results through the establishment of a Community of Practice.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONAL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT

MELTING PRO LEARNING SOCIETA COOPERATIVA, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, Digitales Ltd, RESEARCH INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT LAB PRIVATE COMPANY, CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, LINNEUNIVERSITETET, MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KOZGAZDASAG-ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT, PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

RESEARCH GROUP

Alessandra Talamo, Lorena Trebbi, Silvia Marocco.

Projects Year 2020

Communication and Visual Education in home-schooling (CAVE) (n. progetto: 2020-1-IT02-KA226-SCH-095188) - P.I. Prof.ssa Ida Cortoni

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Ida Cortoni

FUNDING BODY

European Commission, Erasmus+ KA2

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Partner

YEAR OF FUNDING

2020

DURATION

3 years

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

  1. Guarantee quality and inclusive teaching in primary schools through the design and delivery of an online training course on graphicacy and innovative teaching methodologies with visual support, to develop digital, technical and transversal skills in teachers, using infographic cards and visual methodologies storytelling.
  2. Disseminate Bruno Munari's design method to improve the transferability of contents to students also through the DAD, overcoming economic, technological, geographical, social, cultural and psychological-individual gaps, as well as linguistic, cultural, social, psycho-cognitive gaps etc.

  3. Design and develop an educational visual social network as a platform for the delivery of educational content in order to identify strategies for active participation, relationship and exchange of students in the DAD and overcome social isolation, against the risk of dropout and school dropout.

  4. Provide students with critical digital and creative production skills (Digital Literacy), with particular reference to social media, so that they can develop responsible and aware behaviors during media use and critical attitudes with respect to the multiple information conveyed online.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONAL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT

CISL School (coordinator), Sapienza University of Rome, Pixel srl (Italy), Kauno mokykla-darželis "Šviesa" (Lithuania), Szkoła Podstawowa nr 5 im. Janusza Kusocińskiego w Świdniku (Poland), EuroEd (Romania), Unión Sindical de Inspectores de Educación (Spain).

RESEARCH GROUP

Carlo Martino, Vincenzo Cristallo, Pierpaolo De Luca, Alessio Caccamo, Vincenzo Maselli, Miriam Mariani, Giulia Parenti, Laura Casaldi.

LINK

https://projectcave.eu

Projects Years 2019

Science Connect (SCICON) (n. project: KA201-9F801626) - P.I. Prof.ssa Ida Cortoni

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Ida Cortoni

FUNDING BODY

European Commission, Erasmus+ KA2

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Partner

YEAR OF FUNDING

2019

DURATION

3 years

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

The aim of the project is to bring about a change in the attitude of high school students towards the study of science, mathematics and technology (STEM). The change must start with the teachers, who will have to adapt their methods, develop new skills to fulfill their role for this purpose. The Universities will support the training of teachers and the experimentation of activities with the students of the schools involved in the project, providing the indications, tools and guidelines necessary to integrate STEM into teaching

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONAL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT

 

AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS DA MAIA (Portugal), Sapienza University of Rome, IIS M. Filetico (Italy), Daugavpils 13.vidusskola (Latvia), UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO (Portugal), UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI (Romania), Sercev Engelsiz Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey), 20th High School of Thessaloniki (Greece).

RESEARCH GROUP

Vincenzo Maselli, Valentina Faloni, Giovanni Brancato, Patrizio Pastore, Laura Casaldi

LINK

http://scicon.agifodent.es

Progetti Anno 2018

YENESIS - Youth Employement Network for Energy Sustainability in Islands - P.I. Prof. Davide Astiaso Garcia

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Davide Astiaso Garcia

FUNDING BODY

European Energy Agency (EEA) and Norway grants fund

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Partner

YEAR OF FUNDING

2018

DURATION

40 months

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

YENESIS aims to address the challenge of unemployment in not in education, employment, or training (NEET) professionals in islands. The main objective is to reduce unemployment by creating green jobs in islands, in the 4 areas of energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable tourism, and mobility.

RESEARCH GROUP

Sofia Agostinelli, Davide Astiaso Garcia, Vittoria Cherchi, Fabrizio Cumo, Daniele Groppi, Meysam Majidi Nezhad, Elisa Pennacchia, Giuseppe Piras.

LINK

https://yenesis.eu/

GIFT "geaographical islands flexibility" - P.I. Prof. Davide Astiaso Garcia

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Davide Astiaso Garcia

FUNDING BODY

European Union H2020 Programme

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Partner

YEAR OF FUNDING

2018

DURATION

54 months

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

GIFT aims to decarbonise the energy mix of European islands. European islands have to abide by the law of their countries that push toward a greener energy mix to comply with the international agreements. GIFT is willing to develop innovative systems to allow islands to integrate renewables.

RESEARCH GROUP

Sofia Agostinelli, Davide Astiaso Garcia, Fabrizio Cumo, Daniele Groppi, Mario Lamagna, Francesco Mancini, Benedetto Nastasi, Giuseppe Piras, Adriana Sferra.

LINK

https://www.gift-h2020.eu/

Progetti Anno 2017

ODYSSEA -OPERATING A NETWORK OF INTEGRATED OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA - P.I. Prof. Davide Astiaso Garcia

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Davide Astiaso Garcia

FUNDING BODY

European Union H2020 Programme

ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Network Partner

YEAR OF FUNDING

2017

DURATION

54 months

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

ODYSSEA develops, operates and demonstrates an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.

RESEARCH GROUP

Davide Astiaso Garcia, Fabrizio Cumo, Livio De Santoli, Franco Guglielmetti, Meysam Majidi Nezhad.

LINK

https://odysseaplatform.eu/

 

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