Winter School "Transforming 21st Century Conflicts"

Winter School "Transforming 21st Century Conflicts"

Tools for promoting secure, inclusive and innovative societies


The Winter School “Transforming 21stcentury conflicts” offers a week of intensive online learning focused on the issue of promoting secure and inclusive societies through the adoption of innovative perspectives and tools. This project is designed within the framework of the call “Shaping a World Class University”, thanks to which the University of Padua promotes initiatives of virtual exchange.

The Winter School is designed to be highly interdisciplinary and international and to combine the teaching on conceptual and theoretical frameworks with more skills-building-oriented workshops, in order to promote knowledge, competencies and skills among students of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level of studies.

The project is designed, therefore, for the “Curriculum Enhancement” goal, and to introduce (mostly but not exclusively) law-school students to concepts and methodologies which are rarely part of their traditional learning programs at an undergraduate level.

Introducing students to perspectives like restorative justice and conflict transformation, and to critical and innovative instruments for enhancing restorative, responsive and transformative approaches to interpersonal conflict is considered as a key-factor for reflecting on topical issues such as active citizenship, democratic professionalism, participatory democracy and on the instruments that can help in the difficult task of matching the issues of security with the ones connected to inclusivity and to the promotion of peaceful communities.


General Information

The school is designed to take place in the last week of February 2022, and to offer an intensive path (mon-fri 9:30-12:30 / 15:00-18:00, ending on Saturday 9:30-12:30), and will be free for students. The minimum number of participants is 20, the maximum is 30.

Participation is free but subjected to eligibility criteria based also on the student’s curriculum. Further information on application and selection processes will be given on this website in the forthcoming months.

Lecturers are selected among internationally recognized professors, researchers, and professionals; the program is designed to combine theoretical elements with practical workshops on the applications of the tools and methodologies that are proposed.

The Winter School is designed to be naturally interdisciplinary, with the aim of allowing different voices, approaches and disciplines to confront along common lines. The teaching program is designed to allow a balance between lecturers from the University of Padua and foreign lecturers, in order to enhance the mutuality of the exchange.



Academic: Faculty of Law & Economic Business, University of Cordoba (Spain); Leuven Institute of Criminology, KU University, Leuven (Belgium); Programme “Safety and Security Management Studies”, Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety, LeHague University of Applied Sciences (Holland); Faculty of Law, University Abat-Oliva, Barcelona (Spain).

Professional: Mediares, Journal of Restorative Justice and Conflict Transformation; Avvocati per la Negoziazione (foro di Padova).



Academic: (University of Padova): Adriano Zamperini (sisspa); Debora Provolo (d.dir.pubbl); Federico Reggio (d.dir.priv); Letizia Mingardo (d.dir.priv); Elena Cadamuro (d.dir.pubbl);

Academic (from partner institutions): Angelo Anzalone (University of Cordoba); Anna Matczak (Le Hague University of Applied Sciences); Esmorie Miller (London South Bank University); Carmen Parra (Universidad Abat-Oliva, Barcelona); Brunilda Pali (KU Leuven); Katarzyna A. Przybyła (Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland); Immanuel Zarzosang Varte (Indira Gandhi National Tribal University).

Professionals: Alexia Stouraiti (Greece); Stefano Cardinale (Italy-Spain); Massimo Antonazzi (Italy).


Scientific director: Federico Reggio

The initiative hosts maximum 30 students.
For the final certification of attendance it is necessary to attend 90% of the overall teaching time.
Credit available to foreign students (4 credits, for full attendance + final paper).

Inscriptions deadline: Feb, 15, 2022, 12.00 CET

Dear candidate, inscriptions for the 2023 Edition will start around the beginning of November: we will take note of this interest of yours, but please don't forget to resubmit your participation form after the opening date, which will be available online at our website.

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