In response to the invitation extended by the European Parliament to celebrate 2022 as the European Year of Youth, the Office of Public Engagement – Sector of the Civil Service within the Communication and Marketing Area of the University of Padua offers November 23 as a day dedicated to The Rights and Responsibilities of Engaged Citizen. The day aims to stimulate engagement with the younger members of the academic community composed of students and Civil Service volunteers.
As part of the schedule of events that celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua, the day begins with greetings from Monica Fedeli, Vice Rector of the Third Mission and Regional Relations.
The event welcomes student representatives from University bodies (Academic Senate and Board of Directors) plus other important speakers; Marco Mascia (President of the A. Papisca University Centre for Human Rights), Sara Bin (Fondazione Fontana researcher), Margherita Colonnello, (Padua City Councilor), Annalisa Frisina and Mariam Camilla Rechchad (FISPPA Department Professor), Alessandro Patelli (Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor), Agata Mannino and Francesco Fiorani (TESAF Project Manager), Mauro Conti, Eleonora Losiouk and Alessandro Brighente (Department of Mathematics Professor), Dario Gregori (Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health – Unità di Biostatistica Epidemiologia e Sanità Pubblica), and Libera Clemente Azienda sanitaria universitaria Giuliano Isontina.
Followed by a presentation of projects financed by the University aimed at engaging with local youths (from upper secondary schools to universities). Presented by a select number of young people, each project addresses themes related to sustainability, health, inclusion, education, and computer science.
Moderated by Marco Mascia, the event closes with a debate on the rights and responsibilities of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
Participation is limited; registration is required.
Those participating should arrive at 10:00 am to allow registration procedures to take place on time.