Results

The existence of this collaborative network among local authorities, universities and research institutions has made it possible to achieve the following shared objectives:

Participation in the Project “Trieste città Universitaria senza confini” (Trieste, a university city with no frontiers). Implemented initiatives encompass the most diverse sectors of student life: housing services, student cards, psychological counselling, assistance in finding job opportunities, student maternity assistance, museums, art installations, graffiti, free wi-fi access in the main city cafés, as well as the short film The Roommate - study and fun in Trieste.

Setting up of the Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia: this is an office specifically dedicated to providing assistance to incoming students and researchers from all over the world. The office is also a source of information regarding study and research opportunities, bureaucracy, logistics and useful info for their everyday life.

Organisation, starting in 2009, of the Researcher's Night, an event promoted by the EU Commission within the framework of the programme “Researchers in Europe”. Since then every year in September the city comes to life with events, exhibitions, laboratories, conference-shows, concerts, etc., aiming to bring citizens, students and young people closer to the world of research and science. Hence the preconditions were in place in Trieste in order to launch in 2012 a new international event: Trieste Next – European Innovation and Scientific Research Forum.

Schools Project: starting in 2010, a survey was made of the existing science dissemination activities undertaken by the Partners in local schools. In 2012 the School Board shall put forward proposals for new science dissemination activities and initiatives in the local school system.

The launching of a Communications Campaign to promote the city's scientific excellence: the logo for Trieste City of Knowledge - an advertising campaign for “Trieste City of Knowledge” at the local airport in Ronchi dei Legionari - the setting up of the website www.triesteconoscenza.it

> EFFECTIVE SINCE 2007

> THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ITALY

> FROM 8 TO 18 PARTNERS IN 4 YEARS

> 7 TECHNICAL BOARDS

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