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Universal Civilian Service at the Human Rights Center: call for applications open for the project "SCU and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies"
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Universal Civil Service at the Human Rights Center: call for applications open for the project "UCS and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies"

Italian version

The Human Rights Center "Antonio Papisca" launches the new Universal Civil Service 2024 project "UCS and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies" ("SCU e sostenibilità: diritti umani, ambiente e tecnologie digitali”) targeting 4 young people aged between 18 and 28, realized in collaboration with the Digital Learning and Multimedia Office and the GIScience and Drones for Good Laboratory.

The project, aims to make a contribution to the realization of Goal 4.7 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, to provide quality education "aimed at sustainable development and lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, and the promotion of a peaceful and nonviolent culture," and Goal 11.3, which promotes action to "make human settlements inclusive, participatory, safe, secure, durable and sustainable."

Human rights and the environment play an integrated and indivisible role in the process of sustainable development, and through the use of digital tools and skills, the project aspires to develop and promote knowledge and skills to be active and responsible citizens and to train both in the most digitally skilled professions and in the issues and culture of human rights, solidarity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and climate justice.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to have an international experience at the Center and will be involved in numerous activities:

  • organization of meetings and seminars on the topics of human rights, digital citizenship, socio-environmental sustainability and climate and social justice for the university and student community in the area, with an inclusive and accessible perspective;
  • realization of a cycle of screenings and debate (cineforum) on the themes of the project;
  • organization of International Environment Day (June 5) and International Human Rights Day (December 10), in collaboration with local authorities, associations and schools;
  • editorial activities for online publication of content and documentation on human rights and culture of peace, in Italian and English;
  • communication activities, development of the website and social media channels, production and post-production of graphic and multimedia content;
  • organizational, promotional, and documentary support to extra-curricular activities for graduate courses in human rights, the Doctorate in "Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance," and the European Master's in Human Rights and Democratization;
  • collaboration in the various activities promoted by the Center, among others the General course on "Peace and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation," Padua Model UPR and Peace March "Perugia-Assisi."

A Minimum knowledge of Italian is required.

For information regarding the project you can contact us on our social media, call 0498271811 or visit the Human Rights Center at Via Beato Pellegrino 28.


General information

Youth and young people with Italian citizenship, or citizenship of one of the other member states of the European Union, or citizenship of a country outside the European Union as long as they are legally residing in Italy, between 18 and 28 years of age, can participate in the selection. Universal Civil Service lasts 12 months, involves a commitment of 25 hours per week, specific training activities and a monthly allowance of 507.30 euros.

The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2024, 2 p.m.
Information on the selection process, projects and how to apply is available in the Universal Civil Service section of the University of Padua at the following link: https://www.unipd.it/bando-servizio-civile-universale

The University of Padua is holding information meetings on the new call for UCS on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - in person, at Aula D'Ayala, Palazzo Bo, Padua.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 2 to 4 p.m. - online, on Zoom platform.

  To participate in the events, please enrol at the following link