The Sustainable Development Festival 2020

At its fourth edition, the Festival of Sustainable Development, organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASVIS), is the largest Italian initiative to raise awareness and mobilize citizens, younger generations, firms, associations and institutions on issues of economic, social and environmental sustainability, to spread the culture of sustainability and to achieve a cultural and political change that will allow Italy to implement the UN 2030 Agenda and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Festival was held for 17 days, as the 17 SDGs, from September 22 to October 8, 2020 throughout Italy and also included events in the "surroundings" of the Festival, during the weeks of September 15-21 and October 9-15.

Also the RUS, already protagonist of the extraordinary university mobilization recorded during the previous editions of the Festival, contributed to the success of the Festival. In addition to the numerous events organized by the universities under the patronage of RUS (Events sponsored by RUS), at the national level the Network organized 4 events, one of which was of international scope:

September 17, 2020 - Conference "University, City and Territory - New models and trajectories of sustainable development". Opening event of Urbanpromo Green.

The numebers: 105 registrations on Zoom platform, and more of 70 streaming views and follow-up days

September 19 - Climbing for Climate – second edition. The event spread throughout the country and organized together with the Italian Alpine Club has helped to sensitize local and national public opinion on the issues of Agenda 2030 through knowledge of the territories.
Numbers of CFC2: 13 envent, 26 University enjoyed, more of 600 people involed
September 26 - RUS Conference "Training and new skills".As part of the event Stati Generali Mondo Lavoro, held in Turin from 22 to 30 September, the RUS Conference, dedicated to the theme of Training and new skills in the field of sustainability and social impact, represented an important opportunity for discussion with the participation of representatives of institutions of national importance.
Numbers: 460 video views
October 3-5, 2020 - UniSustainathon: sustainability as an opportunity. Universities for EXPO 2020 Dubai. Three-day digital marathon, organized by RUS and ASviS with the collaboration of the Commissariat General of Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai aiming to promote the creation of projects and best practices for the university areas of awareness, spaces, community and inclusion.
Numbers of di Unisustainathon: 209 participating students (F: 137, M: 72) including 38 internationals, 36 groups, 49 afferent universities including 12 internationals from 11 countries (Canada, United Arab Emirates, France, India, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Senegal, Uganda, USA)

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President Patrizia Lombardi has also participated in numerous events representing the Network:

  • October 7, 2020: Conference "SMEs in Piedmont Facing the Challenge of the Circular Economy. Supports to facilitate the transition" - organized by Unipol Piemonte Regional Council.

  • October 8, 2020: Conference "Green Deal and new paths for sustainability in agribusiness" - organized by the Università degli Studi di Teramo

  • October 10, 2020: Italy smART Community 2nd Summit - organized by Pentapolis Association