Punti di Vista promotes and hosts a range of courses both formal and informal. From recognised courses to writing groups of established academics PdV promotes life-long learning in its welcoming and creative space.
Punti di Vista has designed and developed a wide range of initiatives and programmes for formal and informal education on sustainable development, with specific focus on gender, food security, environment (energy, mobility, waste), involving universities, artists, schools, civil society groups of different ages and levels of education from within the EU and all over the world. Punti di Vista’s work also involves engagement with local networks and movements.
PdV has been holding several workshops and supporting teach-ins in Italy and further abroad. Summer school together with Professors and students from the University of Rome and the International Institute of Social Studies ISS (Erasmus University Rotterdam) have explored new models of economics.
PdV has engaged with different groups working on environmental justice, community economies and gender equality. Katherine Gibson and her group working on community economies are regular visitors to the Convent (https://www.communityeconomies.org).
Feminist Political Ecology is a core interesting of PdV – two books have been born at the Convent – Women Sustaining Sustainable livelihoods (LINK Palgrave page) and an upcoming book published by Routledge on Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care.
An exciting new EU H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network grant for WEGO (Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity) was first discussed at a PdV meeting. WEGO will bring together young and leading scholars in a major research project which can address urgent environmental issues at the European and global level. WEGO research will look at resilience and sustainability by examining the gendered role of women in care work for the community and for the environment. The cases chosen from in and outside of Europe are sites that can feed into innovative European Policy on sustainable development. PdV is one of the 18 partners and will be responsible for hosting a major international conference linked to the project.
Punti di Vista organizes workshops on different aspects of gender for example on the culture of food as part of the Grundvig adult education programme; workshops on gender mainstreaming and gender evaluation.
Other PdV workshops aim to bridge the gap between top down and bottom up, training participants on policy review; tools for socio – economic surveys and reporting techniques.