24 May Conference


The European Year of Skills will give a fresh impetus to lifelong learning, empowering people and companies to contribute to the green and digital transitions, supporting innovation and competitiveness.

Having a workforce with the skills that are in demand contributes to sustainable growth, leads to more innovation and improves companies’ competitiveness. The European Year of Skills 2023 will help companies, in particular small and medium enterprises, to address skills shortages in the EU. It will promote a mindset of reskilling and upskilling, helping people to get the right skills for quality jobs.
The green and digital transitions are opening new opportunities for people and the EU economy.
Skilled workers will enjoy better job opportunities and fully engage in society. This is key to ensure that the economic recovery as well as the green and digital transitions are socially fair and just.  (from Document EU 2023-Years of Skills)
We need much more focus in our investment on professional education and upskilling. We need better cooperation with companies, because they know best what they need. And we need to match these needs with people’s aspirations. But we also have to attract the right skills to our continent, skills that help companies and strengthen Europe’s growth.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Programme (updated to 12/05/2023)

09.00-14.00 | Aula Magna del Dipartimento di Architettura Università Roma Tre

Skills of the architects for skills of the cities**

curated by CNAPPC (Consiglio Nazionale Architetti)

in collaboration with:
ACE-CAE (Architects Council of Europe)
UIA (International Union of Architects)
Department of Architecture Roma Tre

Downloadable programme

Italian/english simultaneous translation

4 CFP will be recognized to italian architects who will follow the conference on-line or live event. On-line registration: portaleservizi.cnappc.it (In presence code: CNA CNA014080 – Webinar code: CNA014081)

Live streaming on CNAPPC YouTube channel (no CFP assignment):
Italian channel: tinyurl.com/YT-CNAPPC-IT
English channel: tinyurl.com/YT-CNAPPC-EN

FOREWORD [9.00-10.10]

Paola Pierotti,PPAN

  • What should we ask of next generation of architects? – Josè Luis Cortes, President UIA
  • What do we hope will happen in Ukrainian cities? – Ruth Shagemann, President CAE
  • How do we use the Mediterranean common ground in architecture? – Amir Turki, President UMAR
  • Why new skills for architects? – Francesco Miceli, President CNAPPC
  • How Can Each of Us Contribute to the Agenda 2030 Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and Communities)? – Pietro Garau, Comitato Direttivo Biennale Spazio Pubblico
  • How will Education accompany this process? – Giovanni Longobardi, Dean Dipartimento Architettura, UNI ROMA 3

NEB AGE [10.10-11.30]

Paola Pierotti, PPAN

  • Lesson from EU architectural training – Dubravko Bacic, University of Zagreb, ACE-CAE Member
  • Design in the Tassonomy Age – Carl Backstrandt, White Architecter, Stockholm, ACE- CAE Member
  • Design in the NEB Age – Selma Harrington, Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI), ACE- CAE Member
  • Design for the other ones – Borjslaw Czarakciew, ACE-CAE Member, Chairman of the Social Committee for the Restoration of Krakow Monuments
  • Digitalization as tool not as goal – Diego Zoppi, CNAPPC Member – ACE-CAE Member

THE PLANET IS ONE [11.30-12.40]

Paola Pierotti, PPAN

  • Humanity towards Sustainability through architecture – Natalie Mossin, Head of Institute of Architecture and Technology – Royal Danish Academy – UIA Coucil Region 1 Vice President
  • Change Matters: the expansion of the architecture practice scope -Ricardo Camacho, University of Coimbra (P), UMAR Member
  • Design from a collective intelligence – bottom up/top down – glocal culture – Carin Smuts, CSstudio architects, Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Architectural skilled young people for skilled cities – Lilia Cannarella, CNAPPC Member, UIA Region 1 Council Member, UMAR Member

EDUCATION > SKILLS[12.40-13.30]

Paola Pierotti, PPAN

  • Professional Educational in Italy perspective – Saverio Mecca, Full Professor-Past Dean Faculty of Architecture Florence
  • Urban Economy, Human Economy – Ezio Micelli, IAUV Full Professor, Venice
  • Conclusion – Paolo Malara, CNAPPC Member, Responsible for the Dept. of University, Professional Training and State Exams

**Event with simultaneous interpretation

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