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Crisis and sustainability post-COVID-19

Strenghten your knowledge in studies on the transformations that COVID19 (and the crisis in general) is bringing and will bring to the socio-economic system

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CIVIS focus area
Climate, environment and energy
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Business and Management
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 1
Course dates
21-25 February 2022

This short course aims to present the consequences and changes taking place in European countries before, during and after the Covid-19 crisis: in the light of these evidences, it will be possible to imagine future scenarios of public policies to face the consequences of the crisis, as well as for business and finance. Past demographic trends will be the basis for analysing the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality, birth rates and migration.

Main topics addressed

  • Political economy
  • European institutions
  • Sustainability
  • Sociology
  • Demography
  • Business strategies
  • Big Data
  • Finance

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to use laboratories to put into practice the theoretical models studied
  • Learn socio-economic impacts at different levels and in the long term for the affected territories
  • Create an international ground of knowledge
  • Exchange knowledge in the field of pandemic management and response between CIVIS and non-CIVIS Universities
  • Create a common teaching methodology
Language: English Dates: 21-25 February 2022
Format: Blended N°CIVIS scholarships offered: 40
Location: Rome, Italy ECTS offered: 5

Donatella Strangio -

This short term course will take place in Rome, Italy. However, selected CIVIS students that are unable to travel will have the possibility to follow a series of courses online. 


Applicants should be Bachelor's, Master or PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities.

A B1 level of English is required.

Application process

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) by 1 December 2021 to The cover letter should indicate the students' motivation to attend the Student Week in Crisis and Sustainability 2022.

Selected students will be notified on 20 December 2021. 


The evaluation will take place on the last day of the course. A committee of professors will evaluate participants based on workshop performances and presentations.

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Martinez Torre Enciso Maria Isabel 

Tenured Professor, Department of Finance and Commercial Research: UDI of Finance, Vice President of FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) and member of the Board of Directors of AGERS (Spanish Association of Risk Management and Insurance), as well as several Councils of Spanish Business Administration.

Madoran Carmen 

PhD Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, member of the Transitions Forum Association, of the editorial board of the magazine Papeles delaciones ecosociales y cambio global, of the Transdisciplinary Research Group on socio-ecological transitions and of the Genealogies of Thought research group Contemporary.

Drefahl Sven 

Associate Professor (Docent) at Stockholm University, Demography Unit at the Department of Sociology, he is currently studying the relationship between migration and mortality, determinants of COVID-19 mortality.

Marin Brigitte

Director of the French School of Rome., Professor of modern history at Aix-Marseille Université, Director of studies at EHESS. Marin Brigitte also directed the Mediterranean House of Human Sciences (2009-2017) and coordinated the LabexMed Laboratory of Excellence "Human Sciences and social at the heart of interdisciplinarity for the Mediterranean” (2011-2019).

De Rose Alessandra

Professor of Demography at Sapienza University, Chairholder "Population, Migrations and Development" at UNESCO, Editor in Chief Genus Journal of Population Sciences, Director Annali del Dipartimento di Metodi e modelli per l'economia, il territorio e la finanza.

Ambrosetti Elena

Professor of Demography at Sapienza University, Team Leader Sapienza Horizon 2020, Project funded by the European Commission COVINFORM: "Coronavirus Vulnerabilities and information dynamics Research and Modelling" and Horizon 2020 Project funded by the European Commission PERCEPTIONS: "Understand the impact of novel technologies and social media on perceptions of Europe in Countries abroad".

Lucibello Sabrina

Professor in Industrial Design (Sapienza University of Rome), Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Research and Services Saperi & Co., President of the Degree Course in Scientific Responsible Design Materialdesignlab.

Deriu Fiorenza

Professor of Sociology at Sapienza University, Delegate of the Rector for the Erasmus Mundus Program and for the institutional coordination of the new Erasmus Program, President of the Degree Course in "Statistics, Economics and Society of the Department of Statistics, Director of the Master level II in Big Data. Statistical methods for the knowledge society within the Department of Statistical Sciences.

Vagnani Gianluca

Professor of Economics and Business Management at Sapienza University, Statutory Auditor, carries out support activities for strategic planning and control for private and public companies.

Strangio Donatella

Professor of Economic History at Sapienza University, Associated with a collaborative assignment to the Institute of the History of Mediterranean Europe, to collaborate in research activities on the subject of Italian and international migration, with particular reference to the Mediterranean area and Africa, Delegated by the Dean for the Faculty of Economics at Sapienza University for the area of internationalisation.


There will also be testimonies and interventions by important managers of international companies