The Observatory for Education and International Cooperation aims to promote collaboration between universities, research centres and international organisations to encourage studies, research, training and publications on education and international cooperation. The Observatory intends to develop new analysis and investigation tools that enable the foundation of an international cooperation teaching based on the ethics of responsibility and the principle of solidarity, indispensable elements to achieve that "Global Educational Pact" which Pope Francis speaks of where, in the meeting of generations, cultures and religions, we can be educated to a new humanism.
Today, even more intensely than in the past, we feel a collective responsibility to support the most vulnerable people, helping to reduce the social, cultural and economic inequalities that threaten the entire human community. International cooperation plays a major role in promoting international solidarity among peoples and responding to complex challenges in an increasingly interconnected world. However, the principles underlying international cooperation need to be rethought so that a profound change, in substance and method, is brought about in how the balance between the various players involved is displayed.
The Observatory makes an in-depth analysis of reflections on the specific theme of education in relation to international cooperation through training, research and consultancy initiatives. From this point of view, the University proposes research or knowledge transfer with a multi-dimensional connotation, capable of intercepting the complexity of reality.
The educational alliance called for by Pope Francis represents the possibility of implementing a new model of cooperation between the countries and peoples of the world to initiate transformation processes that will enable the creation of the "Education Village".