Capacity Building through training, joint research, common curricula and networking
Intensive training courses: TDNet targets HEI teaching staff, students and researchers, who will be offered training on relevant topics in trade and development focusing on Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Trade Integration, Development and Policy Processes, in line with the needs identified by academic staff.
The network will create common curricula to be integrated into study programmes. Material will be brought together from the intensive training courses and from existing lessons that partners will share with one another using the network website. Materials may also be taken from the modules taught by visiting lecturers, who are scheduled to teach at each partner ESA university, giving students the chance to study topics that may not otherwise be offered at their university, contributing to the comprehensiveness of courses and allowing for a diversity of viewpoints.
The network will encourage dialogue between the academic and policymaking worlds. Partners will collaboratively carry out research and formulate policy-relevant papers. By working together and pooling their strengths, universities in the region can build a body of research that is at the disposal of decision makers. Students will be offered traineeships, which will expose them to trade and development policy making in practice and offer them the chance to carry out research and create policy briefs. Finally, a large multistakeholder conference will be held toward the end of the action.
|Project Coordinator||University of Pavia|
Prof Gianni Vaggi
Via S. Felice, 7
Tel: +39 0382 986222
+39 0382 984241