GLOBAL ECONOMICS
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AFFAIRS


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NO ECONOMY CAN SUCCEED WITHOUT A HIGH-QUALITY
WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
AND TECHNICAL CHANGE.

BEN BERNAKE

The Global Economics and Social Affairs Master (GESAM) is organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

In the current global age, we are facing enormous unprecedented challenges. The mission of GESAM is more important than ever before: to develop a new generation of leaders, or rather, “professionals” in the global arena, who, in their different fields of activity (public and private enterprises, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, public administrations etc.) have a wide-ranging competence and expertise in the field of economics and social/labour law matters, and a knowledge of economic phenomena linked to globalization combined with social concerns, in the firm belief that economic and social progress must advance together, and that the latter is not a natural effect of the former but must be institutionally planned.

After evaluating the student’s previous career and in compliance with the access restrictions set by the individual courses and degree programs, the credits acquired at the end of the Master may be recognized for enrollment in the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Comparative International Relations at Ca’ Foscari University. Interested students can write to campus.linguistico@unive.it at any time for further information or (according to the deadlines indicated on the page https://www.unive.it/pag/13136/), to request the credit recognition form.

EVENT

Open Day Master, January 25th – 2:00 pm

The didactic coordinator and the Master’s tutor will be present to illustrate the 2022/2023 edition and answer questions and curiosity of those interested. More information: master.challengeschool@unive.it

Poster event

Key facts

Admission requirements

First level

Postlauream / Executive

Executive

Academic Year

2022 - 2023

Scolarships

No

Language

English

Teaching method

blended

Duration

344 ore

Stage / Project work

300 ore

Course fees

€ 4000,00

Calendar

Admission requirements

02/02/2023

Selection Result Announcement

Start Of Course

03/2023

Course calendar

From Monday to Friday full time

End Of Course

03/2024

PROGRAMME

The Master aims to meet the needs of the economic world at a global level, not only by developing high-level management professionals for institutional and private environments that operate at an international level, but also new professional figures such as, by way of example, eco-managers (experts in sustainability and environmental certifications; sustainability management; green jobs management); social accountability consultants; developers of new markets; network management experts; experts in international co-operation for development.

The Master is particularly addressed to people who hold positions of responsibility who wish to improve their expertise and consequently their professional status in order to become more competitive in the labour market.

Modules:

  • Sustainable development, globalization of markets and digitalization: challenges and perspectives
  • Global governance: geopolitical dynamics and impact on economic, social and legal systems
  • Business and human rights
  • International trade and human rights
  • Digital economy, transformations of organizational models and decent work
  • Labour at the international dimension

Course calendar

The GESAM programme includes an intensive period of two weeks full-time lessons in presence (from March 6, 2023 to March 17) and 4 weeks full-time online lessons (from March 20 to April 16), from 9:30 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Students will be involved in the following activities:

  • After verifying the feasibility, Summer school at the International Labour Organization in Geneva (one full-time week in May/June 2023)
  • An internship of 300 hours in Italy or abroad in international or national institutions, NGOs, enterprises or research centres
  • The International Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law in Venice (full-time for one week in May/June 2023)
  • Preparation of 50-page thesis in English, with the support of a university tutor. The discussion of the thesis will take place in December 2023 (1st call) or February 2024 (2nd call).

PARTICIPATION

You will be able to join the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School Master’s programmes if you meet the admission requirements and after completing the admission procedure.
For all details, go to the call for application.

Admission requirements

Enrolment in a university Master’s Programme requires having different academic qualifications depending on whether the Master’s Programme is Level I or Level II.

Level I Master’s Programme

  • Degree
  • 5-year University Degree (before Ministerial Decree 509/99)
  • University Diploma

Level II Master’s Programme

  • Master’s Degree
  • Postgraduate
  • 5-year University Degree (before Ministerial Decree 509/99)

Admission application

Before applying, please make sure that you have online identity (SPID) credentials..

The admission procedure is fully online and involves these steps:

  • Registration with the University’s website: enter your personal data, residence and, if necessary, domicile. At the end of the registration process, you will be temporarily assigned a User Name and Password, which become active from the following day and which give you access for the next registration phase. If you already have access to the reserved area (e.g. as a former student of the University), go directly to the next point. For forgotten or expired passwords, renewal too will take effect from the following day.
  • Filling in and submitting the application online using your SPID credentials: after accessing your reserved area, choose the type of course and then the course that you want to enrol in.
    Along with the application, you must attach the following:
    theform filled in as a self-certification of the valid qualification for admission;
    your Curriculum Vitae;
    a valid identity document;
    any other documents required for admission to the Master’s Programme.
  • Where applicable, pay the admission fee to the Master’s Programme (the ‘Payments’ button is in the Reserved Area).

For the selection procedures and the date of results publication, see the Presentation Annex of each Master’s Programme.

As per Royal Decree No. 1532, Art. 142 of 31/08/1933, simultaneous applications are not allowed for several Italian or foreign universities, or university institutes and equivalent, or for several study courses at the same University. If you are enrolled in a course and you want to enrol in another one for whichsimultaneous enrolment is not allowed, you may suspend your application for the first course according to the provisions of specific national or individual universities, or you may close the position by withdrawing from the first course to then enrol in the second one.

You can apply for the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School Master’s Programmes also if you are an Italian or a non-Italian citizen and you have an academic qualification obtained abroad that is equivalent in level, duration and content to the Italian academic qualification required for admission to the relevant course.

Students who hold a qualification awarded outside Italy must upload the diploma supplement or, for qualifications awarded outside the European Union, a copy of the diploma translated and legalised in Italian or English accompanied by the Certificate of equivalence of qualification drawn up by the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation in the country where the qualification was obtained, or a certificate issued by foreign official bodies, or a certificate issued by ENIC-NARIC centres. Admission remains, however, subject to the evaluation of the suitability of the qualification by the Welcome Unit of the International Relations Office, on recommendation of the Academic Board, for the sole purpose of enrolment in the Master’s Programmes.

Registration

To confirm your intention to participate in the Master’s Programme, you will have to pre-register through the online procedure in the Reserved area by the dates set for each Master’s course, and make the necessary payments.
While filling in the forms, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

– a passport-type photo (in .jpeg format);
– a copy of a valid identity document;
– your tax code;
– a self-certification of the qualification valid for admission according
to the attached form.

At the end of the Enrolment Form is the “Payments” button, which you can click on for instructions on how to pay the first instalment (plus a €16.00
revenue stamp).

The completion of enrolment will be carried out by the Postgraduate Administration Unit within 10 working days of the registration deadline. You will receive confirmation of enrolment by e-mail, together with your new access credentials (matriculation number and password) to access the reserved area of the University’s website and e-mail
service
. The new credentials replace the ones which you obtained when registering with the site and which will cease to be valid.

If you are a non-Italian citizen or if you have a non-Italian qualification, you will be contacted by the Welcome Unit of the International Relations Office of Ca’ Foscari University Venice, to complete your enrolment in the Master’s Programme. Your enrolment will be dealt with in the back office once you have uploaded to your application area these documents:

  • diploma supplement
    or, for qualifications obtained outside the European Union, a copy of the translated and legalised diploma in Italian or English accompanied by the ” Certificate of equivalence of qualification“, certified by the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation in the country in which the qualification was awarded, or a certificate from foreign official bodies or statement issued by ENIC-NARIC centres;
  • photocopy of identity document (or of your passport if you are a non-European citizen);
  • Student visa (if you have one);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • tax code (if you have one);
  • residence permit (if you have one).

The Welcome Unit reserves the right to contact applicants to verify original documents. The Unit will also provide support for visas, residence permits, tax codes, INPS (social security) registration, and welcoming procedures in the University in general.

The confirmation of the start of the Master’s Programme will be notified at the end of pre-registration. The Master’s Programme will be confirmed when the minimum number of participants is reached.

Fees and concessions

Registration fees are divided into two instalments:
– the first, which is payable when pre-registering together with the revenue stamp (€16.00). The payment of the first instalment is a confirmation of enrolment;
– the second, payable by the due-date indicated in the Attached Presentation.

Payment will be made through the Public Administration’s ” PagoPA” system.
You can choose whether to pay:
– online: click on the “Pay online” button and select between credit card (using one of the banks proposed) or by bank transfer (home banking: look at the list of banks whether yours is present; if so, simply select it to go ahead with payment).
– in person: click on the “Payment Notice” button and print out the payment notice, which you must present at one of the authorised merchants, or one of the banks listed on the PagoPA system;
– if registering through your company or other body, please write to master.challengeschool@unive.it The amounts and deadlines for the payment of instalments are given in the individual Attachments of Presentation of the Master’s Programme.

There is a guide on how to pay the enrolment fee. For any doubts, consult our FAQ section.

An agreement is in place with the bank “Intesa Sanpaolo” for applicants who want to apply for asubsidised loan to participate in our Master’s
Programmes.

Accommodation

The “Housing” service is intended for Italian and international students as well as international researchers, Professors and university employees who come to Venice to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. This office helps in finding suitable, affordable accommodation in student residences, flats/apartments, or hotels that have an ongoing agreement with the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.

The Housing Office matches applicants’ inquiries and preferences with available accommodation facilities. The Office can also help find temporary accommodation that best meets the user’s needs and budgets, and provide other information on Venetian residency.

Certificates and withdrawals

Certifications issued by public organisations regarding statuses, personal qualities and other information are valid only in relations between private individuals; in relations with public organisations, certificates are replaced by substitute declarations (self-certification/affidavit) made by the interested party (as per Art. 15 of Law No. 183 of 12/11/2011).

The following may be required:

  • certificates of registration;
  • academic certificates.
  • Certifications can be obtained:
  • by applying personally by appointment, to the Postgraduate Administration Unit, with a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate requested;
  • by post, indicating the type of certificate and the address to which it should be sent. The application must be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document and a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate requested;
  • by e-mail to postlauream@unive.it, indicating, also in this case, the type of certificate and the address to which it should be sent. The application must be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document and the receipt of payment, to be made online, of a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate.

    Certificates may also be issued in English on request.
    It is possible to delegate the collection of certificates to another person provided that the person presents a written proxy and a photocopy of an identity document of the delegating person.

Translation and legalisation

To obtain a translation of the certificate into another language, it is necessary to contact either a sworn translator registered as a ‘CTU’ in the appropriate Courts register, or the diplomatic and consular representatives of the country of destination.

For legalisation of documents produced originally in Italy, please contact the Prefettura. If your original was produced outside of Italy, you will need to apply to the legalisation service of that country.

Withdrawal from studies

Students may apply at any time to withdraw from their studies: such applications are irrevocable and must be submitted as an original copy to the Post Graduate Administration Unit (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Dorsoduro, 3246 – 30123 Venezia) using the appropriate form. The withdrawal form must also be sent by email to master.challengeschool@unive.it. The stamp to be affixed is €16.

Withdrawal from the course, as well as exclusion, does not remove the obligation to pay any outstanding instalments.

Unfortunately, no refunds can be granted of registration fees that have already been paid.

Examinations and diploma

To be admitted to the final examination, you must have attended the course/s provided by the Master’s course (respecting the attendance obligations provided by your course), completed your internship and passed the intermediate exams.

To apply for the final examination, you must:

  • be up-to-date with payments of all fees;
  • have filled in the AlmaLaurea questionnaire
  • submit (online) your application to sit your final examination by going to the private area (the application must be accompanied by the receipt of completion of the AlmaLaurea questionnaire).

Starting from the 2015-2016 editions, at the end of the online procedure, you must pay the €16 revenue stamp (“Payments” section) without additional fees, by a credit/prepaid card belonging to the Visa or Master Card circuits.

For your certificate to be awarded, you must submit the application for the final examination along with proof of payment of the revenue stamp.

Those enrolled in the course who have passed the final examination are awarded a Level I or Level II University Master’s Programme Diploma.

After obtaining a University Master’s Programme Diploma, you can enrol in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course, with possible recognition of credits in lieu of the courses envisaged in the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree courses.

Diploma delivery

If you would like to receive your diploma by post, please apply in writing by email to postlauream@unive.it giving your geographical address and telephone number. Remember to attach to the email a copy of your identity card and the receipt of payment of shipping costs (€12 for Italy, €25 for Europe, and €40 for non-EU countries). You can make the online payment here.

Master's Director

Wolfgang Benedek, docente esterno
Vania Brino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Giuseppe Casale, ITCdi Torino (ILO)
Giancarlo Corò, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Sara De Vido, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Antoine Lyon-Caen, Università Paris x Nanterre
Pascal Lokiec, Université Paris Sorbonne
Federico Perali, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Adalberto Perulli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Stefano Soriani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Laura Vannucci, docente esterno
Mario Volpe, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Manfred Weiss, docente esterno
Giuliano Zanchi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

PARTNERS

The “Housing” service is intended for Italian and international students as well as international researchers, Professors and university employees who come to Venice to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. This office helps in finding suitable, affordable accommodation in student residences, flats/apartments, or hotels that have an ongoing agreement with the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.

The Housing Office matches applicants’ inquiries and preferences with available accommodation facilities. The Office can also help find temporary accommodation that best meets the user’s needs and budgets, and provide other information on Venetian residency.

INTERNSHIP

The curricular internship is a key moment of the course.
We create the best conditions to offer a unique opportunity for the career development of Master’s programme students.
The Master’s courses offer the opportunity to have access to internships,
or a training period with companies or organisations in a specific sector in which the student will have a first working experience.
Internships provide an important opportunity to acquire professional skills and direct knowledge of everyday working life. Through this experience, Master’s students can verify the practical application of the knowledge acquired in their academic training, and can get to know a corporate organisational context in which they can do specific work assignments.
Over the years we have built up a network that we make
available to students to identify the best solution for their professional
needs. At the initiative of the students, we also consider new
collaborations with organisations of their interest.

The long-term agreements with partners are a guarantee of
effectiveness, together with a training programme designed with the twotutors – company and university -, withclear objectives and a plan for professional consolidation.

In this way, we are committed to ensuring that our students have the opportunity to establish a privileged relationship and consolidate their position within the company.

The procedure for starting a curricular internship for a university Master’s course involves drawing up a three-year agreement between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the organisation to be affiliated, if one does not already exist, and the compilation of a training programme agreed on between the company and a University tutor.

These documents must be prepared by the student together with a representative of the host organisation and sent to both Ca’ Foscari Challenge School and the Master’s tutor, at least one week before the internship starts.

For more information, please write to: master.challengeschool@unive.it

  • Several internships may be undertaken as part of a Master’s programme, provided that they are started before the end of the Master’s course (there is no impediment to their continuing beyond that date) and that the sum of all the internships undertaken does not exceed 12 months and is not less than one month;
  • An internship is not comparable to an employment elationship so the presence of the trainee in the company is not stipulated in contractual agreements; The number of hours per week may not exceed 40 and must include a lunch break on the full-time days. Any time off should be agreed between the organisation and the intern;
  • Concessions (reimbursement of expenses, meal vouchers or other benefits that the host organisation can offer the intern during the internship): Italian legislation does not require the host organisation to provide concessions. The accounting management of any facilities
    will be entirely the responsibility of the host, who will have to check how to provide them. The most common facilities are reimbursement of public transport passes and lunch refunds;
  • All bureaucratic aspects related to the internship, including the notification of activation at theTerritorial Labour inspectorate, are managed by Challenge School.

 

AGREEMENT

First of all, it is necessary to check if there is an existing agreement between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the host organisation. This is done by accessing the appropriate list in the reserved area.

If the company/organisation does not have an agreement, it is necessary to fill in and sign the online form for the Application for New Agreement.

IN ITALY

If no agreement exists or if there is one but it was signed before 31 December 2010, it must be completed as described below.

The host company/organisation must fill in all the fields of the form: Application for new agreement and click on the “send data” button at the end of the form.

The document Obligations of the Host – Data Protection Manager should be read and sent to the company once the agreement has been signed by both parties, as provided for in Art. 8 “Data Protection” of the agreement itself.
N.B. In the field of the form called mail for personal data processing, an e-mail address should be provided as a reference for the company/organisation to which it can refer in the event of data processing needs.

The transmission methods vary depending on whether the company/organisation is private or public.

  • PRIVATE COMPANY/ORGANISATION
    The agreement must be digitally signed (“cades” or “pades”) by the legal representative or a delegate. Pursuant to Art. 2 and 5 of Presidential Decree No. 642/1972, the agreement is subject to stamp duty. However, for the year 2021, starting from 22/05/2021, the agreements for implementing training and
    orientation internships pursuant to Law No. 196/1997 are exempt from stamp duty pursuant to Art. 10-bis of Law No. 69 of 21/05/2021. Both documents must be sent exclusively by certified email to: protocollo@pec.unive.it.
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
    The agreement must be digitally signed by the legal representative or a delegate, as required by law (otherwise the document will be void) and sent solely by certified email to protocollo@pec.unive.it
    As provided for in Article 7 of the Agreement, stamp duty is paid by the promoter (University).
  • THIRD-SECTOR ORGANISATION
    (pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 117 of 03/07/2017, published in the Official Gazette No. 179 of 02/08/2017).
    The agreement must be digitally signed by the legal representative or a delegate and sent by certified e-mail to protocollo@pec.unive.it.
    The agreement is exempt from stamp duty as the host organisation is a Third Sector Body, in accordance with the Third Sector Code pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 117 of 03/07/2017, published in Official Gazette No. 179 of 02/08/2017.

In the absence of a certified email address and/or certified digital signature (“cades” or “pades”), it is possible – only for private organisations/companies and third-sector organisations – to send the agreement with original (wet ink) handwritten signature by registered mail with return receipt to the following address:
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Ufficio Career Service – Settore Tirocini Italia, Dorsoduro 3246 – 30123 Venezia,Italy.

Receipt of countersigned copy
On receiving the agreement by certified e-mail, we will check that all of the data is correct; then, we activate it on the University’s website so that the intern can complete the training programme, which is necessary in order to start the internship. We will return a copy of the agreement, countersigned, together with the Obligations of the Host – Data Protection Officer, via certified e-mail.

Agreement renewal
If the agreement has been in force for more than 3 years, the host organisation should renew it by sending an e-mail:

The subject line of the email must be: “Rinnovo convenzione stage curricolari” (renewal of curricular internship agreement). The body of the email must contain an explicit request for renewal and the company/organisation details, including registered name, registered headquarters and legal representative.

ABROAD

In order to activate an internship, the host organisation must sign an agreement with the University. If an agreement has been signed recently, the training programme can be prepared in agreement with the company/organisation and university tutor.
If the organisation does not yet have an agreement (or if the agreement is not recent), a new agreement in English must be drawn up.
The Agreement must be printed in 2 copies, stamped and signed as originals by the Legal Representative of the company/organisation (or a delegate) and sent to the following address, specifying the name of the Master in the envelope:
Ufficio Career Service – Settore Tirocini Italia, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia,Italy
or delivered directly by hand by the intern to the Master’s Tutor.

TRAINING PROGRAMME AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION

IN ITALY

The training programme must be filled in by the intern from their own Reserved Area > Internships in Italy > Application for training programme (ndt: verificare che le voci menu corrispondano con la realtà del sito), signed by the company/organisation tutor, the University Tutor (usually the Master’s Director) and the intern, and be sent by e-mail to the Master’s Tutor at least one week before the start of the internship. At the same time, the company should produce the self-declaration of Covid-19 safety protocols and the intern should sign the Responsibility Declaration of Intern which is generated together with the training programme. All these documents must be sent to the Tutor.

Before starting the internship, both the host company/organisation and intern should have a copy of the training programme signed by both parties. The communication to the competent Territorial Labour Inspectorate will be made by Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, by e-mail.

If, during the intern, transfers are planned to locations other than the one specified, please indicate this under “objectives and procedures of the internship”. If this indication has not been specified in the training programme, an ad hoc form must be completed (see section “Implementation and closure of the internship”).

Internships in Italy can currently be carried out on-site, remotely, or in a mixed manner.

ABROAD

For internships abroad (i.e. not in Italy), it is necessary to complete the training programme in English.

Internships abroad can currently be carried out in person, remotely, or in a mixed manner. On-site internships may take place provided that the health situation in the host country allows it, and subject to the completion of a statement releasing the University from any liability related to the Covid-19 emergency.

 

IMPLEMENTATION AND ENDING OF THE INTERNSHIP

As well as the training programme, the attendance register is generated, which is used to record the presence of the intern with the company and the number of hours worked. It must be filled in as accurately as possible for reasons of safety/security and insurance as well as for recognition of credits. This is why it should be updated daily by the intern during the internship by recording attendance times, and be countersigned by the company tutor.

At the end of the internship, the attendance register must be scanned and sent by email, together with the evaluation, to master.challengeschool@unive.it, and to the Master’s Tutor.

It is not necessary to complete the online questionnaire at the end of the internship.

In the event of changes to the training programme (extension, interruption, travel etc.), the form regarding variation of training programme must be completed.

After being completed and signed, this form must be sent scanned and sent by email to master.challengeschool@unive.it and to the Master’s programme tutor well in advance of the planned date of the transfer/change.

The intern will be expected to be properly trained in matters of workplace hazards and safety. To follow the data protection course that Ca’ Foscari has specifically organised for this purpose, we recommend asking the Tutor to notify the organisational secretariat so that all instructions can be received.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR INTERNSHIP

After obtaining a Master’s Diploma, it is possible to activate an extra-curricular internship within 12 months:

More info







NO ECONOMY CAN SUCCEED WITHOUT A HIGH-QUALITY
WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
AND TECHNICAL CHANGE.
BEN BERNAKE

The Global Economics and Social Affairs Master (GESAM) is organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

In the current global age, we are facing enormous unprecedented challenges. The mission of GESAM is more important than ever before: to develop a new generation of leaders, or rather, “professionals” in the global arena, who, in their different fields of activity (public and private enterprises, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, public administrations etc.) have a wide-ranging competence and expertise in the field of economics and social/labour law matters, and a knowledge of economic phenomena linked to globalization combined with social concerns, in the firm belief that economic and social progress must advance together, and that the latter is not a natural effect of the former but must be institutionally planned.

After evaluating the student’s previous career and in compliance with the access restrictions set by the individual courses and degree programs, the credits acquired at the end of the Master may be recognized for enrollment in the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Comparative International Relations at Ca’ Foscari University. Interested students can write to campus.linguistico@unive.it at any time for further information or (according to the deadlines indicated on the page https://www.unive.it/pag/13136/), to request the credit recognition form.

EVENT

Open Day Master, January 25th – 2:00 pm

The didactic coordinator and the Master’s tutor will be present to illustrate the 2022/2023 edition and answer questions and curiosity of those interested. More information: master.challengeschool@unive.it

Poster event

Key facts

Admission requirements

First level

Postlauream / Executive

Executive

Academic Year

2022 - 2023

Scolarships

No

Language

English

Teaching method

blended

Duration

344 hours

Stage / Project work

300 hours

Course fees

€ 4000,00

CALENDAR

Admission Application Submission

02/02/2023

Selection Result Announcement

Start Of Course

03/2023

Course calendar

From Monday to Friday full time

End Of Course

03/2024

Programme

The Master aims to meet the needs of the economic world at a global level, not only by developing high-level management professionals for institutional and private environments that operate at an international level, but also new professional figures such as, by way of example, eco-managers (experts in sustainability and environmental certifications; sustainability management; green jobs management); social accountability consultants; developers of new markets; network management experts; experts in international co-operation for development.

The Master is particularly addressed to people who hold positions of responsibility who wish to improve their expertise and consequently their professional status in order to become more competitive in the labour market.

Modules:

  • Sustainable development, globalization of markets and digitalization: challenges and perspectives
  • Global governance: geopolitical dynamics and impact on economic, social and legal systems
  • Business and human rights
  • International trade and human rights
  • Digital economy, transformations of organizational models and decent work
  • Labour at the international dimension

Course calendar

The GESAM programme includes an intensive period of two weeks full-time lessons in presence (from March 6, 2023 to March 17) and 4 weeks full-time online lessons (from March 20 to April 16), from 9:30 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Students will be involved in the following activities:

  • After verifying the feasibility, Summer school at the International Labour Organization in Geneva (one full-time week in May/June 2023)
  • An internship of 300 hours in Italy or abroad in international or national institutions, NGOs, enterprises or research centres
  • The International Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law in Venice (full-time for one week in May/June 2023)
  • Preparation of 50-page thesis in English, with the support of a university tutor. The discussion of the thesis will take place in December 2023 (1st call) or February 2024 (2nd call).

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Partecipare

You will be able to join the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School Master’s programmes if you meet the admission requirements and after completing the admission procedure.
For all details, go to the call for application.

Admission requirements

Enrolment in a university Master’s Programme requires having different academic qualifications depending on whether the Master’s Programme is Level I or Level II.

Level I Master’s Programme

  • Degree
  • 5-year University Degree (before Ministerial Decree 509/99)
  • University Diploma

Level II Master’s Programme

  • Master’s Degree
  • Postgraduate
  • 5-year University Degree (before Ministerial Decree 509/99)

Admission application

Before applying, please make sure that you have online identity (SPID) credentials..

The admission procedure is fully online and involves these steps:

  • Registration with the University’s website: enter your personal data, residence and, if necessary, domicile. At the end of the registration process, you will be temporarily assigned a User Name and Password, which become active from the following day and which give you access for the next registration phase. If you already have access to the reserved area (e.g. as a former student of the University), go directly to the next point. For forgotten or expired passwords, renewal too will take effect from the following day.
  • Filling in and submitting the application online using your SPID credentials: after accessing your reserved area, choose the type of course and then the course that you want to enrol in.
    Along with the application, you must attach the following:
    theform filled in as a self-certification of the valid qualification for admission;
    your Curriculum Vitae;
    a valid identity document;
    any other documents required for admission to the Master’s Programme.
  • Where applicable, pay the admission fee to the Master’s Programme (the ‘Payments’ button is in the Reserved Area).

For the selection procedures and the date of results publication, see the Presentation Annex of each Master’s Programme.

As per Royal Decree No. 1532, Art. 142 of 31/08/1933, simultaneous applications are not allowed for several Italian or foreign universities, or university institutes and equivalent, or for several study courses at the same University. If you are enrolled in a course and you want to enrol in another one for whichsimultaneous enrolment is not allowed, you may suspend your application for the first course according to the provisions of specific national or individual universities, or you may close the position by withdrawing from the first course to then enrol in the second one.

You can apply for the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School Master’s Programmes also if you are an Italian or a non-Italian citizen and you have an academic qualification obtained abroad that is equivalent in level, duration and content to the Italian academic qualification required for admission to the relevant course.

Students who hold a qualification awarded outside Italy must upload the diploma supplement or, for qualifications awarded outside the European Union, a copy of the diploma translated and legalised in Italian or English accompanied by the Certificate of equivalence of qualification drawn up by the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation in the country where the qualification was obtained, or a certificate issued by foreign official bodies, or a certificate issued by ENIC-NARIC centres. Admission remains, however, subject to the evaluation of the suitability of the qualification by the Welcome Unit of the International Relations Office, on recommendation of the Academic Board, for the sole purpose of enrolment in the Master’s Programmes.

Registration

To confirm your intention to participate in the Master’s Programme, you will have to pre-register through the online procedure in the Reserved area by the dates set for each Master’s course, and make the necessary payments.
While filling in the forms, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

– a passport-type photo (in .jpeg format);
– a copy of a valid identity document;
– your tax code;
– a self-certification of the qualification valid for admission according
to the attached form.

At the end of the Enrolment Form is the “Payments” button, which you can click on for instructions on how to pay the first instalment (plus a €16.00
revenue stamp).

The completion of enrolment will be carried out by the Postgraduate Administration Unit within 10 working days of the registration deadline. You will receive confirmation of enrolment by e-mail, together with your new access credentials (matriculation number and password) to access the reserved area of the University’s website and e-mail
service
. The new credentials replace the ones which you obtained when registering with the site and which will cease to be valid.

If you are a non-Italian citizen or if you have a non-Italian qualification, you will be contacted by the Welcome Unit of the International Relations Office of Ca’ Foscari University Venice, to complete your enrolment in the Master’s Programme. Your enrolment will be dealt with in the back office once you have uploaded to your application area these documents:

  • diploma supplement
    or, for qualifications obtained outside the European Union, a copy of the translated and legalised diploma in Italian or English accompanied by the ” Certificate of equivalence of qualification“, certified by the Italian diplomatic-consular Representation in the country in which the qualification was awarded, or a certificate from foreign official bodies or statement issued by ENIC-NARIC centres;
  • photocopy of identity document (or of your passport if you are a non-European citizen);
  • Student visa (if you have one);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • tax code (if you have one);
  • residence permit (if you have one).

The Welcome Unit reserves the right to contact applicants to verify original documents. The Unit will also provide support for visas, residence permits, tax codes, INPS (social security) registration, and welcoming procedures in the University in general.

The confirmation of the start of the Master’s Programme will be notified at the end of pre-registration. The Master’s Programme will be confirmed when the minimum number of participants is reached.

Fees and concessions

Registration fees are divided into two instalments:
– the first, which is payable when pre-registering together with the revenue stamp (€16.00). The payment of the first instalment is a confirmation of enrolment;
– the second, payable by the due-date indicated in the Attached Presentation.

Payment will be made through the Public Administration’s ” PagoPA” system.
You can choose whether to pay:
– online: click on the “Pay online” button and select between credit card (using one of the banks proposed) or by bank transfer (home banking: look at the list of banks whether yours is present; if so, simply select it to go ahead with payment).
– in person: click on the “Payment Notice” button and print out the payment notice, which you must present at one of the authorised merchants, or one of the banks listed on the PagoPA system;
– if registering through your company or other body, please write to master.challengeschool@unive.it The amounts and deadlines for the payment of instalments are given in the individual Attachments of Presentation of the Master’s Programme.

There is a guide on how to pay the enrolment fee. For any doubts, consult our FAQ section.

An agreement is in place with the bank “Intesa Sanpaolo” for applicants who want to apply for asubsidised loan to participate in our Master’s
Programmes.

Accommodation

The “Housing” service is intended for Italian and international students as well as international researchers, Professors and university employees who come to Venice to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. This office helps in finding suitable, affordable accommodation in student residences, flats/apartments, or hotels that have an ongoing agreement with the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.

The Housing Office matches applicants’ inquiries and preferences with available accommodation facilities. The Office can also help find temporary accommodation that best meets the user’s needs and budgets, and provide other information on Venetian residency.

Certificates and withdrawals

Certifications issued by public organisations regarding statuses, personal qualities and other information are valid only in relations between private individuals; in relations with public organisations, certificates are replaced by substitute declarations (self-certification/affidavit) made by the interested party (as per Art. 15 of Law No. 183 of 12/11/2011).

The following may be required:

  • certificates of registration;
  • academic certificates.
  • Certifications can be obtained:
  • by applying personally by appointment, to the Postgraduate Administration Unit, with a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate requested;
  • by post, indicating the type of certificate and the address to which it should be sent. The application must be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document and a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate requested;
  • by e-mail to postlauream@unive.it, indicating, also in this case, the type of certificate and the address to which it should be sent. The application must be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document and the receipt of payment, to be made online, of a €16.00 revenue stamp for each certificate.

    Certificates may also be issued in English on request.
    It is possible to delegate the collection of certificates to another person provided that the person presents a written proxy and a photocopy of an identity document of the delegating person.

Translation and legalisation

To obtain a translation of the certificate into another language, it is necessary to contact either a sworn translator registered as a ‘CTU’ in the appropriate Courts register, or the diplomatic and consular representatives of the country of destination.

For legalisation of documents produced originally in Italy, please contact the Prefettura. If your original was produced outside of Italy, you will need to apply to the legalisation service of that country.

Withdrawal from studies

Students may apply at any time to withdraw from their studies: such applications are irrevocable and must be submitted as an original copy to the Post Graduate Administration Unit (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Dorsoduro, 3246 – 30123 Venezia) using the appropriate form. The withdrawal form must also be sent by email to master.challengeschool@unive.it. The stamp to be affixed is €16.

Withdrawal from the course, as well as exclusion, does not remove the obligation to pay any outstanding instalments.

Unfortunately, no refunds can be granted of registration fees that have already been paid.

Examinations and diploma

To be admitted to the final examination, you must have attended the course/s provided by the Master’s course (respecting the attendance obligations provided by your course), completed your internship and passed the intermediate exams.

To apply for the final examination, you must:

  • be up-to-date with payments of all fees;
  • have filled in the AlmaLaurea questionnaire
  • submit (online) your application to sit your final examination by going to the private area (the application must be accompanied by the receipt of completion of the AlmaLaurea questionnaire).

Starting from the 2015-2016 editions, at the end of the online procedure, you must pay the €16 revenue stamp (“Payments” section) without additional fees, by a credit/prepaid card belonging to the Visa or Master Card circuits.

For your certificate to be awarded, you must submit the application for the final examination along with proof of payment of the revenue stamp.

Those enrolled in the course who have passed the final examination are awarded a Level I or Level II University Master’s Programme Diploma.

After obtaining a University Master’s Programme Diploma, you can enrol in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course, with possible recognition of credits in lieu of the courses envisaged in the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree courses.

Diploma delivery

If you would like to receive your diploma by post, please apply in writing by email to postlauream@unive.it giving your geographical address and telephone number. Remember to attach to the email a copy of your identity card and the receipt of payment of shipping costs (€12 for Italy, €25 for Europe, and €40 for non-EU countries). You can make the online payment here.

FACULTY

Director: PERULLI -

Wolfgang Benedek, docente esterno
Vania Brino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Giuseppe Casale, ITCdi Torino (ILO)
Giancarlo Corò, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Sara De Vido, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Antoine Lyon-Caen, Università Paris x Nanterre
Pascal Lokiec, Université Paris Sorbonne
Federico Perali, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Adalberto Perulli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Stefano Soriani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Laura Vannucci, docente esterno
Mario Volpe, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Manfred Weiss, docente esterno
Giuliano Zanchi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Partners

Internships

The curricular internship is a key moment of the course.
We create the best conditions to offer a unique opportunity for the career development of Master’s programme students.
The Master’s courses offer the opportunity to have access to internships,
or a training period with companies or organisations in a specific sector in which the student will have a first working experience.
Internships provide an important opportunity to acquire professional skills and direct knowledge of everyday working life. Through this experience, Master’s students can verify the practical application of the knowledge acquired in their academic training, and can get to know a corporate organisational context in which they can do specific work assignments.
Over the years we have built up a network that we make
available to students to identify the best solution for their professional
needs. At the initiative of the students, we also consider new
collaborations with organisations of their interest.

The long-term agreements with partners are a guarantee of
effectiveness, together with a training programme designed with the twotutors – company and university -, withclear objectives and a plan for professional consolidation.

In this way, we are committed to ensuring that our students have the opportunity to establish a privileged relationship and consolidate their position within the company.

The procedure for starting a curricular internship for a university Master’s course involves drawing up a three-year agreement between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the organisation to be affiliated, if one does not already exist, and the compilation of a training programme agreed on between the company and a University tutor.

These documents must be prepared by the student together with a representative of the host organisation and sent to both Ca’ Foscari Challenge School and the Master’s tutor, at least one week before the internship starts.

For more information, please write to: master.challengeschool@unive.it

  • Several internships may be undertaken as part of a Master’s programme, provided that they are started before the end of the Master’s course (there is no impediment to their continuing beyond that date) and that the sum of all the internships undertaken does not exceed 12 months and is not less than one month;
  • An internship is not comparable to an employment elationship so the presence of the trainee in the company is not stipulated in contractual agreements; The number of hours per week may not exceed 40 and must include a lunch break on the full-time days. Any time off should be agreed between the organisation and the intern;
  • Concessions (reimbursement of expenses, meal vouchers or other benefits that the host organisation can offer the intern during the internship): Italian legislation does not require the host organisation to provide concessions. The accounting management of any facilities
    will be entirely the responsibility of the host, who will have to check how to provide them. The most common facilities are reimbursement of public transport passes and lunch refunds;
  • All bureaucratic aspects related to the internship, including the notification of activation at theTerritorial Labour inspectorate, are managed by Challenge School.

 

Procedure

First of all, it is necessary to check if there is an existing agreement between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the host organisation. This is done by accessing the appropriate list in the reserved area.

If the company/organisation does not have an agreement, it is necessary to fill in and sign the online form for the Application for New Agreement.

IN ITALY

If no agreement exists or if there is one but it was signed before 31 December 2010, it must be completed as described below.

The host company/organisation must fill in all the fields of the form: Application for new agreement and click on the “send data” button at the end of the form.

The document Obligations of the Host – Data Protection Manager should be read and sent to the company once the agreement has been signed by both parties, as provided for in Art. 8 “Data Protection” of the agreement itself.
N.B. In the field of the form called mail for personal data processing, an e-mail address should be provided as a reference for the company/organisation to which it can refer in the event of data processing needs.

The transmission methods vary depending on whether the company/organisation is private or public.

  • PRIVATE COMPANY/ORGANISATION
    The agreement must be digitally signed (“cades” or “pades”) by the legal representative or a delegate. Pursuant to Art. 2 and 5 of Presidential Decree No. 642/1972, the agreement is subject to stamp duty. However, for the year 2021, starting from 22/05/2021, the agreements for implementing training and
    orientation internships pursuant to Law No. 196/1997 are exempt from stamp duty pursuant to Art. 10-bis of Law No. 69 of 21/05/2021. Both documents must be sent exclusively by certified email to: protocollo@pec.unive.it.
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
    The agreement must be digitally signed by the legal representative or a delegate, as required by law (otherwise the document will be void) and sent solely by certified email to protocollo@pec.unive.it
    As provided for in Article 7 of the Agreement, stamp duty is paid by the promoter (University).
  • THIRD-SECTOR ORGANISATION
    (pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 117 of 03/07/2017, published in the Official Gazette No. 179 of 02/08/2017).
    The agreement must be digitally signed by the legal representative or a delegate and sent by certified e-mail to protocollo@pec.unive.it.
    The agreement is exempt from stamp duty as the host organisation is a Third Sector Body, in accordance with the Third Sector Code pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 117 of 03/07/2017, published in Official Gazette No. 179 of 02/08/2017.

In the absence of a certified email address and/or certified digital signature (“cades” or “pades”), it is possible – only for private organisations/companies and third-sector organisations – to send the agreement with original (wet ink) handwritten signature by registered mail with return receipt to the following address:
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Ufficio Career Service – Settore Tirocini Italia, Dorsoduro 3246 – 30123 Venezia,Italy.

Receipt of countersigned copy
On receiving the agreement by certified e-mail, we will check that all of the data is correct; then, we activate it on the University’s website so that the intern can complete the training programme, which is necessary in order to start the internship. We will return a copy of the agreement, countersigned, together with the Obligations of the Host – Data Protection Officer, via certified e-mail.

Agreement renewal
If the agreement has been in force for more than 3 years, the host organisation should renew it by sending an e-mail:

The subject line of the email must be: “Rinnovo convenzione stage curricolari” (renewal of curricular internship agreement). The body of the email must contain an explicit request for renewal and the company/organisation details, including registered name, registered headquarters and legal representative.

ABROAD

In order to activate an internship, the host organisation must sign an agreement with the University. If an agreement has been signed recently, the training programme can be prepared in agreement with the company/organisation and university tutor.
If the organisation does not yet have an agreement (or if the agreement is not recent), a new agreement in English must be drawn up.
The Agreement must be printed in 2 copies, stamped and signed as originals by the Legal Representative of the company/organisation (or a delegate) and sent to the following address, specifying the name of the Master in the envelope:
Ufficio Career Service – Settore Tirocini Italia, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia,Italy
or delivered directly by hand by the intern to the Master’s Tutor.

Richiesta nuovo progetto formativo

IN ITALY

The training programme must be filled in by the intern from their own Reserved Area > Internships in Italy > Application for training programme (ndt: verificare che le voci menu corrispondano con la realtà del sito), signed by the company/organisation tutor, the University Tutor (usually the Master’s Director) and the intern, and be sent by e-mail to the Master’s Tutor at least one week before the start of the internship. At the same time, the company should produce the self-declaration of Covid-19 safety protocols and the intern should sign the Responsibility Declaration of Intern which is generated together with the training programme. All these documents must be sent to the Tutor.

Before starting the internship, both the host company/organisation and intern should have a copy of the training programme signed by both parties. The communication to the competent Territorial Labour Inspectorate will be made by Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, by e-mail.

If, during the intern, transfers are planned to locations other than the one specified, please indicate this under “objectives and procedures of the internship”. If this indication has not been specified in the training programme, an ad hoc form must be completed (see section “Implementation and closure of the internship”).

Internships in Italy can currently be carried out on-site, remotely, or in a mixed manner.

ABROAD

For internships abroad (i.e. not in Italy), it is necessary to complete the training programme in English.

Internships abroad can currently be carried out in person, remotely, or in a mixed manner. On-site internships may take place provided that the health situation in the host country allows it, and subject to the completion of a statement releasing the University from any liability related to the Covid-19 emergency.

 

Richiesta nuova convenzione

As well as the training programme, the attendance register is generated, which is used to record the presence of the intern with the company and the number of hours worked. It must be filled in as accurately as possible for reasons of safety/security and insurance as well as for recognition of credits. This is why it should be updated daily by the intern during the internship by recording attendance times, and be countersigned by the company tutor.

At the end of the internship, the attendance register must be scanned and sent by email, together with the evaluation, to master.challengeschool@unive.it, and to the Master’s Tutor.

It is not necessary to complete the online questionnaire at the end of the internship.

In the event of changes to the training programme (extension, interruption, travel etc.), the form regarding variation of training programme must be completed.

After being completed and signed, this form must be sent scanned and sent by email to master.challengeschool@unive.it and to the Master’s programme tutor well in advance of the planned date of the transfer/change.

The intern will be expected to be properly trained in matters of workplace hazards and safety. To follow the data protection course that Ca’ Foscari has specifically organised for this purpose, we recommend asking the Tutor to notify the organisational secretariat so that all instructions can be received.

Elenco aziende convenzionate

After obtaining a Master’s Diploma, it is possible to activate an extra-curricular internship within 12 months:

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