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PRR101 Personal Risk Reduction In Insecure Contexts

Politecnico di Milano via Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE

Every day education, research and academic cooperation move around the world thousands of students, researchers, professors and staff to a variety of destinations and for a variety of purposes.

Promoting students and staff safety during mobility programs is up on the universities’ agendas. Building institutional relations with reliable partners and design institutional security plans is crucial but not exhaustive. Individual preparation is also essential.

The “Personal Risk Reduction In Insecure Contexts” course goal is raising awareness about personal safety and security and promoting safe behaviors and personal strategies fitting with specific travel contexts.

The academic travel is often used as an example, nevertheless this course potentially has a wide target involving a diversified range of people and kinds of journeys. Almost all the modules in fact may be applicable to many types of travel, not only academic. Moreover, even though the focus is mainly on insecure contexts, the contents addressed by the course may be useful for all kind of destinations.

Through the help of professors and experts from International Relations office you will be guided to get a clear picture of your journey and prepare your mobility for the best. During the course you will have an overview of the arrangements to take care of during the organization of a trip and during the trip itself.


Taught by

Alessandra Scagliarini, Marco Balboni and Alessandra Bonoli
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