Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

Seminars & Workshops

Workshop "The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation: continuity and new strategies"

The workshop, organized by ICID, aimed at discussing the role and perspectives of the newly created Italian Agency for Development Cooperation with the director of the Agency, Mrs Laura Frigenti, the dean of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Prof. Giuseppe Novelli, and selected panelists from a variety of academic institutions.

In the last 15 years Italy’s role in the international cooperation and development arena has progressively declined, both financially and in terms of contribution to the global development debate.

The creation of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (with Law 125/2014 and operational since 1 January 2016) represents an important turning point in Italy’s involvement in the international development arena.

The Agency, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is responsible for the identification of operational tools and strategic partnerships and, more broadly aims at ensuring the effectiveness of the Italian cooperation.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata has always accorded a central role to International cooperation and is at the forefront of the internationalization process of Italian academic institutions.
Within this frame work, Tor Vergata is launching The Italian Centre for International Development – ICID. ICID is designed to promote state-of-the art research on the development challenges facing the global community and to provide a training ground for young researchers and practitioners.

As one of its first public events, ICID is convening a workshop on the role and perspectives of the newly created Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Workshop agenda

"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

What's new

ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

Media e flussi migratori. Giornalisti e operatori insieme per applicare la Carta di Roma

Un corso di formazione continua per giornalisti a cura dell’Italian Centre for International Development con il supporto dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e con l'Associazione Carta di Roma con l'obiettivo di ampliare le competenze necessarie a parlare del fenomeno migratorio in maniera corretta.