09.11.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice

Comparing themes of responsible sustainable development. A public event in Venice highlighting the role of science

©UNESCO - WSD2011 Celebration in Venice

During this year’s edition of the UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Development, the UNESCO Venice Office and the University of Venice-Ca’ Foscari will be organizing a special public event highlighting the role of science, 'Towards green societies: equity, inclusiveness, participation'. This event will be hosted at the University of Venice’s Auditorium Santa Margherita (Dorsoduro, Campo Santa Margherita 3689) and is particularly aimed at providing university and secondary students an opportunity to learn more about the sciences; sustainable development and how the existing scientific collaboration among Venetian organizations and institutions can be re-strengthened.

Following the welcoming remarks of Carlo Carraro, Rector of the University of Venice and Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Venice Office, a round table of Italian experts (Massimiliano Bucchi, Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication of the University of Trento; Professor Brian Ferme, Dean of the Faculty of Ecclesiastical Rights, Istituto San Pio X di Venezia, Professor Giuseppe Longo, Honourary professor of the Theory of Information from the University of Trieste) will discuss the important role of science within a responsible sustainable society.

At the conclusion of the round table, a Joint Venice Statement on Strengthening Scientific Collaboration will be presented. This joint statement will lay the basis for the elaboration of a shared network of resources and easily accessible research results provided by the various, active Venetian scientific institutions. Through the establishment of a task-force, common scientific objectives could be openly shared while new ones could be envisaged.

Source : UNESCO Venice Media Advisory N°2011-06 Date: 08-11-2011

Related : Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November 2011

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