Program Details

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emer
Milan, Italy
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Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:
Why this course? The market has understood long time ago that one of the elements of the capital gain of its products is the reputation of the brand towards the public. Understanding a reputation as a social commitment and respect for the environment both locally and globally. Today's consumers are increasingly aware and demanding, require transparency and traceability of the products they buy and use. Media and public events frequently put at the center of their discussions the role of this new "sensitivity" demonstrating the companies’ commitment to work both within their territories and in the Southern Hemisphere. Here arises the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR, or the ability of integration and ethical concerns within the strategic vision of a company. The State on the other hand has lost in recent years the financial capacity to act autonomously in responding to the needs of its territory and the southern hemisphere’s. From the 80s onwards has slowly dismantled the welfare state by giving the private sector the care management of the territory and of international cooperation by giving public funds to private entities such as associations and NGOs. The recent economic and financial crisis, and the consequent need to reduce public spending have led funding for International Cooperation at historical lows. Therefore, the Community and the social forces within it, which were organized for the management of services in its territory and in the global South, have experienced in recent decades a significant reduction in public funding by developing the need to address the market to make up for this lack of resources. More recently we are seeing different way of interaction of the three subjects that until now were working separately and with only punctual "utilitarian and functional" collaborations to the objectives of those who proposed them. Therefore it goes beyond the CSR catalyzing the processes of triangular collaboration and synergies between State, Community and Market, entering in the fields of Social Innovation, Social Business and Corporate Social Innovation. Finally, arises the need for a broader and more global vision of the subsidiaries triangulations between the parties both in the North and in the South, and of their interaction promoted also through partnerships between counterparts where Northern businesses support Southern firms, the Northern civil society supports the Southern civil society and the Northern State supports the Southern one. In fact, many of the problems present in the south are the effects of the behavior of the civil society, of the businesses and of the states of the North, and only a global collaboration and synergy that we will call Global Social Innovation may truly fix the imbalances and the contradictions between those who create problems and those who should solve them. Educational objective: The course aims to provide an overview of the different types of innovative collaboration between State, Community and Market and promotes the formation of a modern, innovative and multi-functional role, which is a figure that can operate in one of three areas (State, Community and Market ) and who has the skills, the knowledge and the means to interact strategically among different sectors. Target to which it is addressed: The course is intended for: the local authorities and then officials dealing with international cooperation and social projects in the area, are interested in collaborating with the other two sectors and to introduce in their workplace the issue of CSR and its methodological variants; non-profit organizations that deal with the Social Planning and International Cooperation that wish to deal with businesses as sponsors or co-design new paths of cooperation with businesses and the public sector. Finally, businesses, and people who work or want to work in CSR and want to interact with the non-profit sector and the public sector for the development of ethically correct activities of their brand. Useful to the Diploma Course in "Development and international cooperation."

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emergencies European Affairs Microfinance Human Rights Project Planning Geopolitical Areas The Winter School provides courses of 15 hours each, offered on weekends (Friday and Saturday from 9.30am to 6.30pm). The Summer School provides courses of 15 hours each offered in July and September, developed on two days each (Monday / Tuesday, Wednesday / Thursday, Friday / Saturday) from 9.30am to 6.30pm. The program allows participation to a maximum of three courses per week. The multidisciplinary approach adopted allows an analysis of the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural issues addressed, providing participants with the necessary tools for further studies. The "traditional" teaching approach is supplemented by testimonials, tutorials, simulations, illustrations, case studies, as well as the active involvement of participants through group work. The ISPI Winter and Summer School courses are recognized by some universities in Lombardy, in order to obtain credits. The Summer School ISPI is also a partner of the Summer School of Milan. Thanks to this agreement, each student who attends the Summer School courses ISPI will receive a card with which you can get discounts at various exhibitions and museums of Milan.

Setting Description:
Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. It is a private law association, granted the status of non-profit-making body in 1972, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Where the management is concerned, it is under the control of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the State Auditors’ Court. ISPI’s scientific output has always been distinguished by a sound pragmatic approach, based on monitoring the various geo-political areas and interpreting the major trends in progress on the global scene, so as to provide political and economic operators with reliable information and guidance. Its interdisciplinary nature is guaranteed by the close collaboration of specialists in economics, politics, law, history and strategic studies (from both academic and non-academic circles) and by partnerships with prestigious institutions and research cent
The EUR 200 course fee includes all instructional materials