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Associazione Diplomatici

 Contact details
Contact personMrs Angela Colosimo 
StreetPiazza Trento 
Address 95028 - Catania (Italy) 
Phone+39 095 71 52 470 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSME 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Area studies
» Cultural studies
» Political science

 Brief description of your activity focus
Associazione Diplomatici is an educational and training school made up of students, teachers, university lecturers and young professionals.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Since 2000 it fosters the participation of Italian students (from middle to secondary schools, and universities) in
the Model United Nations (MUN), the well known simulations of multilateral processes reproducing the action
and works of the main United Nations organs.
Its been the first public body to take part in a MUN. Founded during the year 2000 in Catania, firstly linked
solely with the local University, today its presence is witnessing a massive growth, with centres all over the
national territory. It also benefits from the patronage of renowned academic and scholastic institutions.
Nowadays Diplomatici constitutes the only European body accredited by the National Collegiate Conference
Association inc. (NCCA) for universities.
Since its creation, the association has been providing itself with a Scientific Committee, formed by highly
regarded personalities of the academic world, which selects the most deserving students: through this selection
a proper preparation for the UN initiatives is assured.

 The action of Diplomatici reconstructs a process, very popular in the Anglo Saxon model, based only on the
students initiative: in fact, it is characterized as a project conceived by the students, asserting a model of
didactic experience in which are predominantly the students themselves to pass on to their younger colleagues
the required elements and abilities in order to take part in the UN simulations. Nevertheless, since the very
beginning, its been pursuing a line which stimulates the deepest synergic involvement of the main components
of the academic sector (teachers and students) presenting itself as a context open to debate and exchange of
views about the major international issues with the utmost respect for every opinion and diversity. Owing
precisely to this mix of different sensibilities, such as those of people who experience university as teachers
(therefore carrying out the teaching profession) and who, instead, as a student, go through university studies
temporarily, (experiencing them as an internship in his professional formation), that this outstanding synergy of
ideas, wisdom and professional abilities determined its success: thanks to all the students, lecturers, teachers,
chief administrative officers, representatives of the diplomatic corps and mere supporters who willingly joined
the project, the Diplomatici association has been always depicted as an organization which encourages a close
and honest dialogue, held with profound respect towards all the different ideas and opinions. The interchange
between these two worlds, which sometimes differs dramatically, has been constituting the most decisive
moment of this experience, and we believe it aims to be set exactly in the idea of respecting diversities through
the exaltation of the dissimilarities which endow every human being in a unique manner.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» EURO 4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
» YOUNG-2-2014: Youth mobility: opportunities, impacts, policies
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» YOUNG-4-2015: The young as a driver of social change
» INT-11-2015: European cultural and science diplomacy: exploiting the potential of culture and science in the EU's external relations
» INSO-1-2014/2015: ICT-enabled open government
» INSO-10-2015: SME business model innovation

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