VIU News

The final publication of the ICARUS project is available to the public on the project official webiste.

Click HERE to read it!

The project sought to address problems generated by the massive use of private cars by introducing solutions based on innovative technologies to adapt smart mobility in a digital world.

December 14, 2021, 2 pm
University of Padova, Aula Nievo, Palazzo Bo, Padova

The event will be in Italian, in dual mode.

Trieste Interporto is developing an ICT pilot action that will enhance maritime and multimodal freight transport. 
The pilot action aims at improving the management of the rail cargo to/from the terminal, mainstreaming traffic flows. This will enhance the competitiveness and productivity of intermodal transport, benefitting both the RRT and the surrounding territory.
Read more on the official project webpage.

SUSPORT will be presented within the MIMOSA project on-line public event on December 10th 2021 at 10.00 o'clock.

The event titled "Intermodality and environmental impact" aims at disseminating and pomoting projects financed by Interreg Program. 

It is important to reach a wider public and involve stakeholders and other possibly interested actors to join the event. 

Please register on this link:

Meeting link:

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 5 pm
Room 1E
Venice International University

Diego Calaon, Researcher at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

This semester’s plenary workshop took place on Friday November 19, 2021 with a focus on the theme of Venice. On March 25th earlier this year, the city celebrated its 1600th anniversary (421-2021). Thus, the chief goal of the workshop was to celebrate, represent and discuss its history and culture.

On February 2, 2022,  the SPROUT project with INDIMO, will hold a joint webinar entitled: "Planning for a more inclusive urban mobility, addressing urban mobility transition by making use of inclusive digital mobility tools".

The webinar will bring both projects together to share their research results and explore synergies and possibilities on how the SPROUT pilot cities can make use of the INDIMO tools. The webinar will discuss the pilot use cases of Emilia-Romagna (INDIMO) and Valencia (SPROUT), both based on the installation of e-lockers, and see how they can benefit from each other by analyzing the key stakeholders involved, challenges, barriers, drivers, benefits, differences, and commonalities.

The final conference of the ICARUS project on December 7, 2021, from 10.00 to 13.00, is available to the public (registration required) in streaming.

Click HERE for registration and agenda.

The project sought to address problems generated by the massive use of private cars by introducing solutions based on innovative technologies to adapt smart mobility in a digital world.

In this newsletter you will be able to get the latest news on our project and check out the latest and upcoming SPROUT events.
Enjoy reading!
For further information ad to read the Newsletter please click HERE

The third ICARUS newsletter has been published! The newsletter contains the last update on the pilot actions, the promotional video of the project and much more!

for the complete Newsletter click on the link HERE

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 5 pm
Room 1G
Venice International University

Alexei Kraikovski
National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
University of Padova, Italy.

VIU will hold the third (limited) edition of the Venice World Multidisciplinary Conference on Republics and Republicanism on May 27-28, 2022. This two-day edition will include research papers and an artistic performance. Research papers will reflect the main themes of the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Bienniale: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the connection between bodies and the Earth. The exhibition's title The Milk of Dreamstakes its name from a book by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

The conference call involved two main areas:
- art and revolution (visual and performative art as agent of change; the artistic representation of res publica historically, whether it was forged, consolidated or transformed with the help of the arts, or on whether arts right now is one of the main forces contributing to the flourishing of res publica as a mode of life)
- body politics and the earth (green and eco-republicanism; environmental humanities to save the planet; the technologies of res publica as a political body; feminism and republicanism)

Download the program of the conference


  • Serge Audier, Sorbonne Université Paris, On Eco-Republican Liberty
  • Vittorio Longhi, writer and journalist, The African Descendent, an "Invisible Man" in the Media
  • Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India's Second Republic

What policy can support science communication? What incentives can be put in place in research, journalism or museums? What role for university governance?
This will be discussed at the workshop led by Alessandra Fornetti and Ilda Mannino at the Italian National Conference of Science Communication which is back at Sissa in Trieste after 8 years.

Friday, November 19, 2021
5.45 pm, Venice International University, San Servolo Island

The official ICARUS video is now available on the project youtube channel!

The video represents a comprehensive account of all aspects of the project and shows the results of the pilot cases developed by all partners.

Monday, November 8 2021, 5 pm
Room 1G
Venice International University

Éléonore Lépinard, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Lausanne
Chair: Martina Avanza, Université de Lausanne

October 30-31, 2021

6th Edition | Restart Venice | Registrations open

The Climathon Venice is an opportunity to learn, to meet the Ecosystem of Innovation in Venice, and to face the challenges of today, with the ultimate goal of creating value together.

Venice International University is scientific partner of the Climathon Venice 2021, a competition of ideas designed to develop innovative and sustainable projects that help to solve the climate crisis and boost our economy & society in this current pandemic. 

VIU will offer an exceptional range of Intensive Graduate Activities in 2022. 

Students and scholars from the member universities are encouraged to explore the programs on offer in 2022, and apply early to guarantee their place.

The programs are the outcome of intense collaboration among the universities and have been developed based on the mandate of the member universities through the VIU Academic Council.

There are three types of intensive graduate activity at VIU.

  • VIU International PhD Academy
    Interdisciplinary intensive programs on major societal challenges, with a parallel training program in transversal skills to prepare advanced PhDs for research careers in academia or in the private sector.
  • VIU Graduate Seminars
    Thematic intensive seminars, on a focused topic approached from a multidisciplinary perspective. The aim is to support early-career PhDs who are beginning their research and to facilitate interdepartmental cooperation. Significant cooperation among departments in the member universities is expected.
  • VIU Summer/Winter Schools
    VIU supports the development of VIU Summer Schools, which are intensive taught programs that are offered each year. They are addressed to students of varying levels; check each program brochure. The Schools are also open to applicants outside of the VIU membership.

We are facing a challenge: to protect our past for future generations. Climate change is affecting natural heritage, human life, and our cultural heritage. SMACH is a project in response to Climate Change. It promotes EU-Balkan cooperation within the Central European Initiative.