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Scuola Democratica – Learning for Democracy is a cultural association and academic journal dedicated to enriching the scientific and cultural debate on school, university, education, work, and lifelong learning in an organic and cross-cutting manner. It is aimed at researchers, experts, administrators, managers, teachers, trainers, and welcomes their contributions. Scuola Democratica is supported by a scientific network of more than 100 scholars and aims to be a meeting ground, nationally and internationally, between the various disciplines (in particular, anthropology, economics, pedagogy, psychology, and sociology) concerned with issues in education and training. The association is supported by influential institutional partners.

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CIRD (Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Didattica) is the main research center in Sardinia on educational processes and policies of educational experimentation at school and university level, and in a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective. Its main objective is to foster school-university collaboration and to support the integration of the educational system as a whole. It promotes research and training activities with schools, teaching associations, public agencies, and other research organizations.

The Foundation of Sardinia pursues the public interest and social benefit with special emphasis on the socio-economic development of the Region of Sardinia. It operates by allocating grants or funding to others’ projects and initiatives, or by promoting its own projects and initiatives, including in collaboration with other entities.  It also performs its missions through shareholdings in banking and financial enterprises operating in the territory.

Since its outset in the early 1950s in Bologna, the aim of Il Mulino publishing company has been to contribute to Italian culture through a program of publications that drew significantly from the Anglo-Saxon social sciences, and was inspired by an explicitly empirical and reformist approach. To date, the Mulino’s primary goal is to provide modern instruments for knowing that contribute to political-cultural debate and foster the formation of informed public opinion.

Established in 2012, the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Cagliari is bearer of a tradition of studies and research characterized by interdisciplinarity. It is fully engaged in social, economic and institutional life at regional, national and international levels. The Department of Political and Social Sciences  promotes and coordinates research and teaching in various fields: social, communicative economic-statistical, legal, historical-political-international.