Sapienza University has undersigned a framework agreement with the Roman Press Association to regulate collaboration between the largest public university in Europe and the trade union of journalists in Rome and Lazio.

The agreement, signed by Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio and ASR Secretary General Lazzaro Pappagallo, is the first of its kind and the result of various successful initiatives developed with the Sapienza Department of Communication and Social Research and the European Planning and Professions Master Course. Together, Sapienza and ASR will promote communication, research, teaching, education, specialisation, stages and internships, partnerships for European calls, and PhDs.

Rector Eugenio Gaudio, declared: “This collaboration will lead to mutual growth. Our mission is not only to develop excellent specialists and professionals, but to promote all initiatives with cultural, social and educational content. This agreement with Roman press is perfectly in line with the third mission of the University.

ASR will help organize conferences, debates, seminars, and events to promote cultural issues and promote a culture of legality. Sapienza will provide its specialist expertise in all sectors, both cultural and scientific.

“It’s an honour for us,” explains ASR Secretary General Lazzaro Pappagallo, “to begin this new journey with Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio. It’s a route that had already started with the Department of Communication and Social Research, then managed by Mario Morcellini and with the Mastercourse in European Planning. The Roman press is already registered with the Sapienza Soul Platform to match student education and work orientation.”

“This framework agreement is a breakthrough. It isn’t about occasional collaborations, but about choosing to work together on a project and a strategic vision in a city like Rome that needs innovation between authorities and the cultural and educational world. It must open up to young people.”

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