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Public engagement

Public Engagement activities are divided between personal and institutional.

The Department praises extensive dissemination activities in oral form at cultural associations (CentroScienza Association, ESOF, Circolo dei Lettori), institutions for continuing education (University of the Third Age), high schools (a network of high schools involved in the facilitation project of access to STEM and economic subjects for middle schoolgirls), but also conferences and round tables on topical economic and political issues (Biennale Democrazia) and it is at the forefront in the organization of events with a strong impact for the territory such as the International Festival of Economy.

To these are added dissemination activities in written form, for example through publication of articles and editorials on national media, in paper or electronic format. In particular, we point out the presence of numerous editorials signed by professors of the Department on "La Stampa", "Il Sole 24 ore", and on sites of great impact and diffusion such as "".


Logo progetto SeaPaCS

The SeaPaCS project – “Citizens*-Scientists* against Plastic in the Sea” is a participatory citizen science project led by social and natural scientists.

The project is supported by the European funds of the IMPETUS4CS project, coordinated by researchers of the DIGGEO@ESOMAS laboratory of the University of Turin and by the Marine Biochemistry Division of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), in collaboration with the Italian Naval League.

Find out more about the project and the events that are organized on the dedicated website.



The city of Turin will host, from 30 May to 2 June 2024, the third edition of the Festival Internazionale dell'Economia.

"Who owns knowledge?" is the theme of the 2024 edition.

Detailed information is available on the devoted page.


UniTo al Salone del Libro 2024On the occasion of the Salone del Libro 2024 (9-13 May 2024), our Department participated in the UniTo live, a program of meetings, organized by Sezione Media Relations e Social Network of the University of Turin, to give voice to the various cores of the University and to present projects and initiatives.

After last year's success, the University of Turin is back with its stall at the Salone del Libro (Padiglione 3, stand R52 - Lingotto Fiere): an open place of contamination, in-depth analysis and debate to consolidate the dialogue between the university community and the territory and increasingly enhance the role of the University as a driver of social and cultural development.

Discover the program of the events of the UniTO Live, during which our professor participated, on the University portal


In viaggio con la Banca d'Italia

On 5 and 6 October 2023, the Bank of Italy's journey stops in Turin for a series of meetings, guided tours and workshops open to citizens.

For the occasion, the conference "L'attività della Banca d'Italia in prospettiva storica. La graduale formazione di una Banca Centrale, 1844 - 1925", dedicated to the history of the credit institution in a period, between the mid-19th Century and the early years of the 20th Century, during which Turin played an important role in the events of both Italian finance and the Bank of Italy.

The details of the event and the complete program are available on the website of the School of Management and Economics (only in Italian).

Find out more about the Bank of Italy's journey in the section of their website dedicated to the project



UNIGHT - European Researchers' Night 2023, the largest event dedicated to research, returns on 29 and 30 September 2023 simultaneously in many European and world cities.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Turin coordinates the UNIGHT project, which brings the "Night" to Turin and to the five cities involved in the UNITA Alliance: Timisoara, Chambéry, Covilha and Pau.

The ESOMAS Department participates with a digital laboratory LADICO aimed at schools and citizens: "Le tasse sono una cosa bellissima", available online on the Orient@mente platform and with the Scientific Café "Fosteringindustry 5.0", scheduled for 29 September 2023 at 20 in the Musei Reali.

Discover the UNIGHT project and the complete event program on the UNIGHT website.



The ESOMAS Department together with SAA - School of Management and the Piemonte Lavoro Agency, the instrumental body of the Piedmont Region that coordinates the 31 Piedmont’s employment centres, designed, in the academic year 2021-2022, two training opportunities for 134 newly hired young people with training and work contracts.

The Master in "Services and Active Labor Policies" and the Professional Development University Course in "Active Labor Policies: Orientation Processes and Support for Work Placement" respond to the need of the Piemonte Lavoro Agency to accompany the preparation of the staff hired with the profiles of Labor Policy Specialist and Employment Service Technician to carry out their role within the Employment Centres.

The initiative, which is part of the plan to strengthen the Employment Centres and the recent Employability Guarantee Program (GOL), was presented during the kick-off event "Next Generation EU: what role for active labor policies and employment systems?" (in Italian) on 17th May 2022 at the SME (corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis, 10134 Turin).

Consult the in-depth information materials (in Italian).

>> Round table: "Il futuro delle politiche attive del lavoro nella prospettiva dei servizi di prossimità, delle comunità professionali e delle reti territoriali" <<

On May 4, 2023, in the Aula Magna of the Nuovo Polo Didattico (SME), 73 diplomas were awarded to young people who participated in the CUAP in "Politiche attive del lavoro: processi orientativi e sostegno all’inserimento lavorativo".

The ceremony for the delivery of the certificates also represented the setting for the round table "Il futuro delle politiche attive del lavoro nella prospettiva dei servizi di prossimità, delle comunità professionali e delle reti territoriali".

During the event, institutional representatives, representatives of the academic world and labour market experts illustrated what dynamics are taking place in the regional and national labour markets and what strategies the bodies involved in active employment policy measures are implementing to govern them and respond more effectively and concretely to the needs of citizens and businesses.

Download the press release and the poster of the event.

Read the news on the ANPAL (National Agency for Active Labor Policies) website.



In 2021, the Department also participated as a partner, together with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Economics and Statistics, in the Mathematics + Economics Project = a Girl's game to encourage high school female students to enrol in mathematics and economics study paths, to reduce the gender gap in the aforementioned university cohorts.




Institutional activities

As regards the institutional activities, two main Public Engagement activities have been identified:

  • video clips for the dissemination of the contents of one's research;
  • guest lectures open to all, where guests from outside the university world are invited to tell how the skills acquired over the years of university training are put into practice.

Both activities are available on this website and on the Department's social channels.

The ESOMAS Department organizes institutional activities aimed at disseminating the research topics of our members (ESOMAS research video clips) and through a Guest Lectures program that sees professionals and scholars as protagonists hosted within our courses to tell in actual fact how to put in practice the skills acquired while studying in the real world.

Guest Lectures are open to everyone.

Both initiatives are recorded and made available on the dedicated pages, on the YouTube channel and the Department's Facebook page.


Last update: 10/06/2024 15:26
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