ESIC’S – Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation seminars

1st Edition 2020 - 2021
17 marzo 2021
7 aprile 2021
21 aprile 2021
28 aprile 2021
5 maggio 2021
12 maggio 2021
26 maggio 2021
9 giugno 2021
17 March - 9 June 2021

New schedule uploaded - Update 1 April 2021

First date: 17 March 2021, 17.30 (UTC+1)

Venue: online (Zoom)

Over the last decades, the rapid effects of global change, mostly related with population growth, hectic production systems, and environmental and climate variations, have shown the paramount importance of environmental sustainability for the livelihoods of Earth population and should be managed as a cross-cutting priority. Particular attention should be paid to low-income contexts, where a variety of imbalance and vulnerability factors might threaten or irreversibly affect the integrity of the last remaining near-natural ecosystems.

In this framework, the UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development launches the first edition of ESIC’s, a cycle of Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation webinars aimed at exploring, together with actors of international cooperation and researchers, key environmental challenges of international interest and possible ways forward, drawing from the state of science and from the experience of local contexts. In each webinar a specific topic will be interactively discussed: e.g., water resources, WASH, agriculture, hydrogeological risk and energy.

Participants and registration

ESIC’s webinars are open to researchers and students, as well as practitioners of international cooperation, professionals and voluntary operators, belonging to profit and non-profit organizations, national and international institutions, networks, and professional associations.

Pre-registration is mandatory to participate.

  1. DICAM-University of Trento students should register here.
  2. Everyone else should register here.

Organizing committee

  • Guido Zolezzi
  • Marco Bezzi
  • Massimo Zortea
  • Marta Crivellaro 
  • Luigi Hinegk
  • Livia Serrao
  • Matteo Calce
  • Nicola D’Alberton

Teaching method

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with the link to register on the online training platform where you can find the Zoom webinar link, together with speakers’ presentations and additional material that will be progressively uploaded.

Each webinar will last 2 academic hours (1 hour and 30 minutes) and will be in English. Two or three invited talks will take place in the first part, followed by an inclusive discussion and question/answers session

Final test

DICAM-University of Trento students with a 75% attendance to the webinars and pass the final test will be awarded 1 credit type F, students from other departments of the University of Trento will have to ask to their department secretaries for credit recognition.

The final test consists of a written short report that participants must upload to the DOL (Didattica On-Line) platform. You will be asked to identify, describe and discuss a dual challenge (managerial and technical) among those that emerged across multiple (at least 2) webinars. The short report should cite at least two of the papers / documents made available in the DOL platform and should also outline possible ways forward to the discussed challenges.

The paper must be written in English, min. 1 page, max. 2 pages A4, font Arial 11 with single line spacing. Deadline for submission is 30/06/2021.

Certificate of Attendance

At the end of the cycle of webinars, participants who are not enrolled in the University of Trento or who have not included the cycle of seminars in their study plan, if they explicitly request it, will be issued a certificate of attendance, provided they have attended at least 75% of the webinar hours.


Webinars will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 17.30 (UTC+1) according to the schedule available in the Download box.


For further details about the series of webinars and how to participate, please contact:

  • marta.crivellaro [at] (Marta Crivellaro)
  • luigi.hinegk [at] (Luigi Hinegk)

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