22 September – 3 October 2014


Torino – “Luigi Einaudi” University campus


Piedmont Regional Council, University of Turin, ITC-ILO, UNICRI, ETF, University Institute of European Studies


In the context of global economic crisis, migration flows and the resulting social developments, human capital becomes a key factor to foster growth and expand options for social inclusion. Human capital implies a unique value which should not be exploited but capitalized.

The capitalization of human capital requires sound policies and governance strategies to develop its potential for innovation, to attract immigrants who may contribute to enrich it and to turn it into a vehicle of social inclusion.

The summer school aims at providing participants with an overview of policies and legislative frameworks relevant to these themes, as well as with detailed case studies on their applications. It also proposes to be a forum for the elaboration and exchange of ideas on human capital-focused strategies to foster growth and tackle the problems connected to migration.

The ultimate goal is to develop a set of conceptual tools and practical skills which can help participants in both contributing to, and benefiting of, the potential of human capital in professional, academic, policy making and/or governmental environments.


The University of Turin will award a maximum of 3 university training credits (crediti formativi universitari – CFU) to students from Law Deparment and the Degree Course in International Affairs (for “Other Activities”) who have attended the Summer School.


The project has been launched thanks to the initiative of the European Regional Board (Consulta Regionale Europea) of the Piedmont Regional Council, in charge of fostering a better understanding of the European Union.

The scientific support of leading training institutions such as the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) guarantee the high level of the programme.

The International Summer School also takes advantage of the joint efforts of important organisations of the UN System and of the European Union devoted to training, research and technical assistance: the European Training Foundation (ETF), International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).