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Centro Evangelii Gaudium
Sophia Global Studies
Centro Evangelii Gaudium

Centro “Evangelii Gaudium” (CEG)

Coordinatore Accademico Alessandro Clemenzia

Segretario Emilio Rocchi

Presidente del Consiglio Scientifico Card. Giuseppe Petrocchi, Arcivescovo di L’Aquila

Sophia Global Studies

CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Sophia Global Studies (SGS) is the fruit of ten years of rich academic experience of Sophia University Institute. It is a centre for research and training on global relations and processes, aimed at training new leaders capable of facing the global complexities and motivated to promote dialogue and peace.

PROMOTING DIALOGUE AND PEACE

It is an international training and research center on global relations and processes. The center is the brainchild of Sophia University Institute and is embedded in its academic project and methodology. It is intended to foster the development of today’s youth into well-rounded leaders of tomorrow—leaders capable of facing global complexities and equipped with tools to promote dialogue and peace. Its mission is to organize, promote, and support research and training initiatives, as well as short courses and seminars. Its programs are aimed at forming a new generation of leaders, educators, politicians, and managers.

The complexities of today’s world require integrated and unified perspectives: in the past 10 years, Sophia has established itself as an international, intercultural and trans-disciplinary institution where an integrative relationship between studies, applications and experiences is fostered. The values and models, incorporated in the academic project, come from an array of disciplines and cultures and they help in having a better understanding of the global issues and challenges. The institute promotes the study and research on universal concepts and categories that have a worldwide impact such as unity, peace, and dialogue while paying attention to both global and local levels.

One goal, three routes

The goal of SGS is to become a trans-disciplinary and cross-cultural point of reference in the field of global studies and in doing so, it follows three routes:

  • Putting into dialogue the academic perspectives and resources that come from different disciplines such as economics, international relations, law, philosophy, sociology and theology;
  • Dealing with trans-national and cross-cultural issues and subjects;
  • Paying attention to the richness of different socio-cultural contexts.

Humanity 4.0

Dialogue Forum

Humanity 4.0: towards the communities of the future consists of a dialogue forum in Trento (29th november – 1st december 2019) and it was born from the objective of deepening theoretical and practical paths of reflections on the future of the human community starting from the field of communication.

Grants for 40 participants, under 35,  are avallable to cover accomodation (not travel) costs, from 28th november (dinner) to 1st december (breakfast).

To apply:

https://forms.gle/ZzN86jQRgQMfzab99

Deadline  17th november 2019

Overview

The “change of era” imposed by the digital revolution requires a new commitment that involves the conscience and the economy, communication and politics, technology and ethics, on a personal and collective level. The forum aims to encourage the sharing of ideas and practices to contribute together to the development of a future for humanity, centered on the human person and on the relationships between people and communities, founded on a pact of ethical responsibility for the digital age.

Training Course

The forum sessions will involve the participants in the commitment to build the communities of the future and in sharing ideas and practices that contribute to the development of a new humanity, with a focus on the human person and the relationships between people and communities.

Offerings/Methodology

The forum will be structured in 5 sessions, with important keynote speakers, including Fadi Chehadé, UN consultant for the digital world, Pasquale Ferrara, Italian diplomatic, Paolo Benanti and Fabio Pasqualetti, AI experts, discussants, round tables and workshops, in which experts, citizens and young people will gather to structure reflections to be multiplied in other contexts.

Who can participate

The participation to the forum is opened to young people under 35, whose course of study or work experience is relevant to the topics of the forum or who have a personal interest in the issues of communication and development of the communities of the future.

What you'll receive

Those taking part in the entire program will receive a certificate of participation.

How to apply

To apply it is necessary to fill in the following link, until 17th november 2019 : https://forms.gle/ZzN86jQRgQMfzab99

A confirmation of acceptance will be sent. A maximum number of 40 participants is foreseen, if the candidatures were in a higher number, the scientific committee will communicate the selection criteria.

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Religions in a changing world

RESEARCH & TRAINING PROGRAM

Religions in the Global World is a network of scholars, leaders, and professionals from different academic and religious backgrounds that studies the role of religions in the international scenario through a trans-disciplinary and cross-cultural framework.

Overview

Religions are elements of strong impact in the international scenario. They continue to influence cultures, societies and the broader academic and public debate worldwide. The scientific community, together with the leaders of religious communities, is required to further investigate and understand the distinctive features and their implications – either promising or troubling – of the so-called global resurgence of religion. Understanding the role of religions in the contemporary global world has to be conceived not merely in terms of political instability, social disorder, or a de-facto analysis of a pluralistic environment, but also as an analytical fact that opens a space for better grasping the positive function that religions can actually play on different levels.

Training Course

The training course “Religions in the Global World” intends to deepen the understanding of the role of religion in the global context, paying particular attention to the perspectives and opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between various religious traditions. The main goal of the course is to equip participants with the essential tools to help them understand the main features and traits of the contemporary religious pluralism, to deepen the dialogue among religions and between religions and the society, to ignite personal and proactive engagement through the encounter with case studies and ongoing experiences and the reading of the criticalities and potentials that global transformations show.

Offerings

Training course organized through separates modules.

Who can participate

Teachers, practitioners and professionals. There is no restriction of caste, creed or nationality. A diverse group is always encouraged.

What you'll receive

Those who complete a one-week program or separate modules equivalent to a maximum of 20 credit hours will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sophia University Institute.

Methodology

The training program is composed of lectures, discussions, workshops and field trips. The participants will be involved in dialogue, debate, activities and brainstorming sessions with the aim to share their ideas and good practices. The trainers and professors, invited to conduct the sessions have extensive field experience and come from very diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, which enriches the training course.

How to apply

The application procedure and details about the costs will be circulated soon.

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Europe in a changing world

RESEARCH & TRAINING PROGRAM

Europe in a Changing World is a platform for organizations, scholars and experts from different social, academic and cultural backgrounds. It intends to share new perspectives and experiences in order to help the European societies understand and respond to the global challenges in a more informed and prepared way.

Overview

Since 2014, the Horizon2020 European Framework for Research and Innovation has identified in the relationship between Europe and the ever-changing world one of the pivotal societal challenges of our time. Sophia recognizes the need to rethink the idea of Europe on a more broader and inclusive level, which can provide a better framework to analyze societies as diverse socio-economic and cultural bodies and to explore the legacy of the European heritage for the world as well as the challenges for Europe coming from the new global balance.

Training Course

The training course “Europe in a changing world” aims to deepen the understanding of the state of European integration in the light of the intercultural challenges presented by the global transformations. The main goal of the course is to equip participants with the essential tools in order for them to understand the state of European integration and to explore the opportunities and challenges that intercultural dynamics present today. It also aims to ignite the personal and proactive engagement of the participants through the encounter with case studies, ongoing experiences and the reading of the criticalities and potentials that global transformations bring along with them.

Offerings

Training course organized through separates modules.

Who can participate

Teachers, practitioners and professionals. There is no restriction of caste, creed or nationality. A diverse group is always encouraged.

What you'll receive

Those who complete a one-week program or separate modules equivalent to a maximum of 20 credit hours will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sophia University Institute.

Methodology

The training program is composed of lectures, discussions, workshops and field trips. The participants will be involved in dialogue, debate, activities and brainstorming sessions with the aim to share their ideas and good practices. The trainers and professors, invited to conduct the sessions have extensive field experience and come from very diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, which enriches the training course.

How to apply

The application procedure and details about the costs will be circulated soon.

Info

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Together for peace

TRAINING ON PEACE EDUCATION

The education system of a country determines what it wants its young people to learn and what kind of society it wants to build. However, in its usual form, education does not automatically guarantee morals and values such as unity, peace, forgiveness or principles like respect for the rights and well-being of others. Special efforts are needed if education is to promote these values and goals.

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Sophia University Institute is especially committed to promoting intellectual inquiry while drawing wisdom from diverse disciplines and various cultures meeting up in a context permeated by a strong relational dimension. The training on peace education is designed to equip teachers and students for being agents of peace through the education process and daily life. The course is planned especially for the regions where peace-education cannot be integrated into the educational curricula. Hence, the acquired learning will help the teachers to build a culture of unity that goes beyond the curriculum by promoting good practices, life lessons, critical thinking and human values such as empathy, participation, nonviolence and dialogue.

Who can participate

Teachers, practitioners and professionals. There is no restriction of caste, creed or nationality. A diverse group is always encouraged.

What you'll receive

Those who complete a one-week program or separate modules equivalent to a maximum of 20 credit hours will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sophia University Institute.

Methodology

The training program is composed of lectures, discussions, workshops and field trips. The participants will be involved in dialogue, debate, activities and brainstorming sessions with the aim to share their ideas and good practices. The trainers and professors, invited to conduct the sessions have extensive field experience and come from very diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, which enriches the training course.

How to apply

The application procedure and details about the costs will be circulated soon.

Info

Training course organized through separates modules.

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Sophia leadership program

SHAPING LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

The world is changing. There are more uncertainties, social divisions, and growing economic inequalities. The so-called Global Age has resulted in a world more divided, increasingly divergent and inevitably pluralist, where the rising of tensions and separations are putting at risk relationships within and among organizations, people, and societies at large. In this epoch-changing era, the 4th Industrial Revolution is providing new challenges for leaders and organizations, and potentially jeopardizing the good that is achieved by globalization.

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The Sophia Leadership Program seeks to provide answers to these challenges. By offering a platform for current and future leaders to learn new skills, leadership models and integrated approaches, participants will be positioned to use the most effective methods to most effectively lead their organizations and reshape our world. The Program is designed to create a new understanding of leadership, develop university curricula, and teach business methodologies that can improve the current state of organizations, change the rules of the socio-economic system, and ultimately build a better and more unified world.

Learning objectives

Participants in the Program can expect that they will strengthen their professional relationships, further develop their leadership capabilities, discover new opportunities to unite their teams, and learn tools they can apply in their in their own work environment.

Offering

Either a one-week program, separate modules on specific leadership topics, and/or one-on-one leadership or executive coaching with a professional executive coach. The Program will be offered through Sophia University Institute, and will be conducted in English. (Dates to be announced.)

Who can participate

Suitable for Senior Executives, Emerging Leaders, Professionals, or Future Leaders from for-profit or non-profit organizations in any industry or country. Depending on the specific offering, participants may come from the same company, or be mixed with leaders from various industries and countries in order to provide more diversity in the learning experience.

What you'll receive

Those who complete one-week programs or separate modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sophia University Institute.

Methodology

The Leadership Program and modules are composed of lectures, debates, experiential workshops and field trips. The faculty members have extensive field experience and come from very diverse academic, professional, and geographical backgrounds which enrich the development experience.

How to apply

Participant costs will vary by program, but will be structured to be competitive with leadership programs offered in university settings. Lodging will be available at reasonable rates near the Sophia University Institute campus in Loppiano, Italy.

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