As part of the “One-Year-To-Go” celebrations at the next Dubai Universal Exposition and the 2020 Sustainable Development Festival, the winning students of the second edition of ClabUniparthenope (project promoted by the Department of Economic and Legal Studies), Alessandro d’Albenzio and Gabriele Angellotti with Sergio Vitale e Stefano Franceschini (Phd students of the Department of Engineering) together with Kevin van Langen and Mariana Oliveira (PhD students of the Department of Science &Technology and ESRs of ReTraCE, a research project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks), were selected by the Commissariato Generale dell’Italia per Expo 2020 Dubai, to take part in an international hackathon entitled “UniSustainathon: sustainability as an opportunity”.
The event ended on Monday, October 5th, with the project presentations of 37 groups divided in 4 topics: awareness, community, spaces and inclusion. The group of Parthenope chose the bottled water and behaviour into the awareness topic to develop the project during the weekend. “Our idea is to increase awareness by teasing students at Parthenope University and mainly given them opportunity and tools to change, to act differently”, said Mariana.
The event is in collaboration with the Network of Universities for Sustainable Development (RUS) and the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS). The winners will be candidates for the “Challenge RUS on Agenda 2030” contest organized by the RUS and thanks to the collaboration with SDSN Mediterranean, they will receive voucher codes for an online course of the SDG Academy.