In 2023 a group of Young Researcher founded the Early Career Scholars section of the Italian University Coordination for Development Cooperation (CUCS) involving Early Career Scholars (ECS).

For ECS, hereby we define a student, a PhD candidate, or a researcher who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past seven years.

The proposed activities of the groups are:

  • To create a mailing list for ECS involved in the Universities of CUCS network, to facilitate exchange of information on job opportunities, conferences, research opportunities.
  • To organize a questionnaire of the activities of ECS students, in order to define adequate working groups, either thematic (scientific topics, disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary) and/or related to geographical contexts.
  • To facilitate the proposition of ECS-led sessions at CUCS conferences.
  • To organize seminars or series of seminars to animate the CUCS network in between the CUCS conferences.

Who are we:

The (presently) secretariat is composed by the following group:

  • Giulio Castelli (University of Firenze)
  • Giacomo Crevani (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Marta Crivellaro (University of Trento)
  • Nicola D’Alberton (University of Trento)
  • Jerome El Jeitany (University of Firenze)
  • Eleonora Forzini (University of Firenze)
  • Enrico Lucca (University of Firenze)
  • Livia Serrao (University of Trento)
  • Francesca Villa (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Giovanni Vinti (University of Palermo)

In the following link you can find a full list of the participants

Working Groups:

The activities of the ECS CUCS are currently divided in the following Working Groups:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRR&R)
  • Global Health
  • Innovation and Technology

Do you want Join us?

If you are a ECS within the affiliated universities please contact:

Giulio Castelli email: giulio[dot]castelli[at]unifi[dot]it

Livia Serrao email: livia[dot]serrao[at]unitn[dot]it