Venice, Italy

Critical infrastructure Resilience

online course
when 13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 400

The Covid-19 pandemic is the most recent shock that has affected our societies, and there are still significant uncertainties remaining for 2021. Decision-making is the single most effective factor in conditioning a successful recovery and building resilience for the crises to come.
In this 5th edition, the Summer School led by the University of Rome Tor Vergata offers a pragmatic framework and shares tactical tools used by governments and businesses. The framework reflects both national laws and the International Standard Organization guidelines and consists of: Life Safety, Business Continuity, and Economic Recovery.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, VIU will continue to monitor the situation. Should the COVID-19 situation prevent international travel or the confirmation of the program on campus as scheduled, the activity will be moved online. Applicants and confirmed participants will be informed of any changes.

The decision on whether it will be possible to hold the activity in person at VIU or not shall be made by the end of January/mid-February, and in any case at least 3 months prior to the start date.

The fees will be revised consequently.

Course leader

Erdem Ergin, University of Rome Tor Vergata / UNDP

Target group

Professionals, officials and graduate students already working on the topic or thinking their work may benefit from it. Ability to read and write fluently in English is a must.

Course aim

The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises. This course will discuss the concept of CI and aims to provide the participants with (i) a clear understanding of the framework and tactical tools, (ii) a series of existing decision-making tools used by public entities, businesses and international organizations, and (iii) peer learning from participant’s experiences.

Credits info

2 EC
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 400: Participants of VIU member institutions.
Early Bird fees until May 9, 2021: 300 euro
EUR 800: Participants of other institutions/professionals.
Early Bird fees until May 9, 2021: 600 euro

The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the San Servolo cafeteria (5 working days on campus), and social events.

Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation and accommodation.

VIU Alumni are eligible for reduced fees.


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support.
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