The Global Platform for Syrian Students participated in the 2017 UNICA Student Conference Towards a Student-Centred University, held in Rome from October 4 to 7 and hosted by Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma Tre University and the University of Rome Foro Italico. The Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies was presented during the conference.
UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe was founded in 1990. It is currently made up of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, combining over 150,000 university staff and 1.800,000 students. The activities of the Network are guided by the principles expressed in its Mission & Vision. UNICA provides a forum for its Members to reflect on the latest developments and demands of strategic change in university research, education and administration. To achieve its aims, UNICA carries out member-driven activities, the content, format, and frequency of which depend substantially on UNICA Member Universities’ engagement and interest.
UNICA is also active in the field of European projects, both as coordinator and partner. The main bodies of the Network are the General Assembly and the Steering Committee. The current President of the UNICA Network is Prof. Luciano Saso, Vice-Rector of European University Networks (Sapienza University of Rome). UNICA General Secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium.