The CUCI and the students of the University of Parma: a key alliance to deepen the link with the civil society

  • Clelia D’Apice
  • Marianna Guareschi
  • Maddalena Marzocchi
  • Imane Kharmouch
  • Arsene Njock
  • Klotilda Toshkallari
  • Leopoldo Sarli


In 2005, the University of Parma established the CUCI - Academic Centre for International Cooperation – to foster international cooperation projects and research. The CUCI’s mission lies in establishing a sustainable and inclusive cooperation with developing countries. To this aim, the CUCI seeks to empower the actors involved in the projects by fostering collaboration with universities, public institutions and local and international partners. Professors of the CUCI realised the importance of involving young students in that they can give a great contribution to the activities of the centre and act as bridge between the centre itself and the civil society.