What is a GLOCAL HACK?

With the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and with the goal of promoting reflections that connect us with our environment, UNIV’s cultural activity this year will be in the format of a Glocal Hack. That is, it will be an online team-based learning experience to create solutions that respond to challenges related to the theme of UNIV 2021: “Navigate. Seeking a solid education in a liquid society”.

Participants from different countries will unite in multidisciplinary teams. Together, they will learn to work using Design Thinking methodologies. Accompanied by mentors, each team will analyze a challenge of their choice, how it affects the environment, how to solve it. They will then execute the steps to achieve it together. The goal is to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and the acquisition of appropriate skills and abilities to be agents of transformation in the environment itself — all this within a climate of joy, respect and collaboration.

Participants from different countries will unite in multidisciplinary teams. Together, they will learn to work using Design Thinking methodologies. Accompanied by mentors, each team will analyze a challenge of their choice, how it affects the environment, how to solve it. They will then execute the steps to achieve it together. The goal is to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and the acquisition of appropriate skills and abilities to be agents of transformation in the environment itself — all this within a climate of joy, respect and collaboration.

Since the current circumstances do not allow to travel to Rome, we offer the possibility to participate in the Glocal Hack from the country where you are, connecting online with participants from all over the world. On the Glocal Hack virtual platform, there are no geographical barriers: if it is not possible to go to Rome, Rome comes to you.

How to participate?

1. REGISTER ONLINE
(Feb 5 - Mar 8, 2021)

Choose the language and the challenge you want to work on.
Registration fee: 15€

2. JOIN THE TEAM AND GET INSPIRED
(from March 8, 2021)

Contact the international work group that has been assigned to you according to the challenge and language you have chosen. You can get inspired by consulting the resources that will be available on the web.

3. PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINARS
(March 20, 2021, from 15.00 to 18.00, local time in Rome)

Participate online in the training webinars on your topic, accessing them from the links provided by the Glocal Hack 2021 facilitators

4. GLOCAL HACK 1st plenary session: CREATE A SOLUTION
(March 27, 2021, from 15.00 p.m. to 18:00, local time in Rome)

Join Glocal Hack 2021 online to learn how to design a solution to the chosen problem / challenge, adapted to make it a reality in your environment.

5. SHAPE YOUR PROJECT
(March 28 and 29, 2021)

Work online with your team, facilitators and mentors, to shape the project that you designed on March 27.

6. Presentation of GLOCAL HACK projects: CREATE A SOLUTION
(March 30, 2021, from 15:00 to 18:00 local time in Rome)

Join Glocal Hack 2021 online, for the presentation of proposals, solutions and exchange of experiences.

7. CONTINUE IN THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
(from March 31, 2021)

Get into action! Keep learning and looking for solutions together. Share your experiences.