René Cassin Award 2019-2020

The Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region, in collaboration with the KIP International School, has launched the 17th edition of the René Cassin Award. The competition is open to recent graduates of second-level university degrees ... more

“Participation, Local Development and Training of Young Leaders”: from the René Cassin Award to international networks of innovative laboratories of research and training of the leaders of participatory local development

On December 14th a seminar was held in Bologna at the Sala Manzi of the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna Region titled "Participation, Local Development and Training of Young Leaders”: from the René Cassin Award to international ... more

Practising Community-Based Participatory Research

There is increasing pressure on university scholars to reach beyond the “ivory tower” and engage in collaborative research with communities. But what does this actually mean? What is community-based participatory research (CBPR) and what does engagement look like ... more

Universitas Forum - new issue on Social Innovations and local development in Senegal

Universitas Forum has just published its most recent issue on Social Innovations and local development in SenegalUniversitas Forum uses open-source publication software and all articles can be downloaded ... more

Stories of Community Economic Development in Winnipeg

A highlight from the Winnipeg laboratory on poverty reduction and urban development: this video on social economy in Winnipeg, an approach to building inclusive local economies and combatting poverty, was produced by the ... more

René Cassin Award: success stories

Since 2009, the KIP Universitas Programme has been collaborating with the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy. Every year, a 10-month period of work-training is organized for the three winners ... more

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