Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna is a public, (special-statute) University that works in the field of applied sciences and offers PhD programmes, Master degrees, professional courses and continuing education programmes.

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna focuses on scientific and research activities in the field of social sciences on human rights, electoral studies, management of complex emergencies, and development of civil society and governance. In 1995, the School established the International Training Programme for Conflict Management (ITPCM), a training institute, whose main aim is to respond to the training needs of personnel involved in international field operations. Since then, it has organized over 200 training events attended by more than 5,000 trainees. 44 courses (some of them run yearly) are on Election Policy and Practice and have been held in several different parts of the world. ITPCM has established itself as a leading institution in the sector, successfully offering its services to numerous national and international organisations (inter alia WFP, WHO, UNDESA, UNDPKO, UNITAR, UNSSC, EU Civil Protection, OSCE, African Union, the Italian Department for Civil Protection, the Italian Army, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US State Department).

Ever since 1998 the Scuola has developed an extensive experience in Electoral Policy, Practice, Assistance and Studies. Main activities carried out in this field range from Electoral Trainings to Election Missions Support and Mentoring, at international, regional and country level.