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in partnership with the University of Camerino

NEXT - designing change



August 30 - September 25, 2021


We live in a world that is increasingly exposed to a wide range of emergencies.

The health care we are experiencing has dramatically reminded us of this.

What is now clear is that due to the progressive deterioration of the international political situation and an ever greater incidence of Climate Change on the habitat, crises are destined to become an increasingly insistent and invasive part of our lives.

In the meantime, the very idea of Development Cooperation is also changing.

Those countries that were once considered to be "developed" and as such providers of aid to third countries are finding that now they themselves need help, that they are starting to have serious problems with the various emergencies they have had to deal with, that an ever increasing spectrum of their population is in conditions of ever greater precariousness, that vast areas of their territories need to be regenerated.

Of all, Italy is perhaps the most emblematic and striking case.

From the latest earthquakes and the most recent health crisis still in progress, it emerges as a country with a broken social fabric, an asphyxiated economy, a disjointed and vulnerable territory, but above all as a country without a clear strategic vision to follow.

And it is precisely in this last aspect where the most important challenge of the PNRR will actually be played as it is clearly defined in the programmatic document that, not surprisingly, brings the hashtag #nextgeneration.

It will be necessary to define, before the lines of intervention, a programmatic design capable of defining clear, realistic, feasible, measurable priorities in its various scales.

All this very complex magmatic universe requires professionals capable of operating according to new, interdisciplinary logics, applying complex protocols and languages.

From this reflection comes the idea of creating an intensive Summer School specifically for the design of the PNRR venue.




The course will be in "hands on" mode or will combine a part of pure teaching, with practical exercises and expositions of case studies presented by experts.

During the final workshop, on the other hand, simulations will be carried out in “role game” mode, the students divided into groups will then have to develop projects which they will then defend before a commission.

The theoretical basis of the course is that of Development Programs and will address issues of Disaster Risk Management, Theory of Change, and Project Cycle Management.

The proposed training path focuses on the following specific learning objectives:

  1. know and apply techniques and methodologies of strategic planning based on the Result Driven Approach;

  2. Knowing how to manage a Recovery project in its various phases

  3. be able to write a Recovery project using the Logical Framework and the Theory of Change.

  4. Knowing how to undertake a Need Assessment in the field of Recovery.

  5. know the PNRR protocols and know how to apply them.






• 50 hours of distance learning

• 15 hours of remote seminars

• 20  hours of  present workshop


Methodologies and tools

During the training, different methodologies will be applied, depending on the topic dealt with and the specific learning objective of the moment. In particular, the following training methods will be used:

- Exhibition: frontal presentation, aimed at acquiring the main theoretical elements / notions.

- Case History / Case Studies: the use of successful / unsuccessful cases provides a starting point for analysis and work for the group and for the application of skills during the learning phase.

- Work in subgroups: to facilitate the comparison and application of tools.

- Exercises / Test: through collective exercises and individual tests, the learning in progress can be verified and consolidated.

- Simulations / Role Playing: representation techniques that favor the development of communication and relational skills of the participants, called to fill roles different from their own.

During the lessons, films and digital presentation slides will be used and bibliographic references will be provided to the participants for the exhibition part. The material used for the exercises and analyzes on case histories will be made available to trainees.

At the end of the course the writing of a project will be required as the final dissertation of the course.




Who is it for?

The courses are aimed at a national and international catchment area consisting mainly of

  • Graduates of technical disciplines (Engineering and Architecture), environmental, economic, social sciences and public health who are interested in enriching their curriculum with specific skills capable of opening up professional opportunities.


  • Administrators and Managers of the PA, both independently and on the proposal of the reference body, who want to learn how to use protocols of European programs and specifically of the PNRR.



UNICAM professors in the area of Environmental Design  and Commercial Law will be supported by a pool of experts in the field of Recovery, Resilience and Development processes  in the International context.



Course Secretariat

Maria Rita Traini

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