Professor Giovanni Scotto Granted European Union Funding

Professor Giovanni Scotto, who teaches the University of Florence class International Conflict Transformation on our campus, has been granted funding from the Jean Monnet Programme to set up a module on the role of the European Union in conflict mediation.

Jean Monnet modules are short courses in European Union studies at higher education institutions aimed at promoting the research and teaching of scholars in EU issues and fostering the publication of their work. The goal of Professor Scotto’s project is to strengthen peace-mediation skills within the EU through teaching and learning, policy dialogue, and outreach.

Scotto is also involved in the online platform Love Storm to combat different forms of hate speech and the “Little School of Peace” in Florence’s Isolotto neighborhood, a grassroots organization that shares information on practices of non-violence, dialogue, and sustainability.