Innovation and development: <ahref at Festival of Economics
The upcoming Festival of Economics in Trento (and Rovereto) is filled with discussion panels and cultural events with experts from all over the world. The main theme of this 8th edition (31 May-3 June) -- "Life cycles and intergenerational transfers" – highlights the effects of the current recession and the debt crisis in most EU countries.
The <ahref Foundation contribution to the Festival is focused on the Internet and social media as development and innovation engines. In particular, <ahref will manage the multimedia section devoted to "Generazioni, scuola, territorio" (Generations, school, territory). Local students and teachers will debate problems and opportunities created by new technologies, while also experimenting their functionalities.
On 1st June, Ezio Andreta, director of the European Commsion’s Research Department, will host a seminar on"Governare l'innovazione oltre la crisi” (Innovation governance beyond the crisis). The following day, another seminar hosted by <ahref with Alex Giordano, researcher on digital ethnography, will cover issues related to "Start Up Italia!". Finally, we will present the Fact Checking platform, including a learning by doing session.
The intense four-day event is co-organized, along with <ahref Foundation, by Cooperazione Trentina, Educa, Museo delle Scienze, Bruno Kessler Foundation, step (School for territory and landscape governance), Trento’s Education Institutes, and Dolomiti Unesco Foundation. Each partner will coordinate a series of workshops, roundtables and other events, with a special coverage provided by students of the Jourmalism Master at IULM in Milan. Their stories, pictures and videos will be published live on timu.it.