Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) with its five campuses, it is the only university in Italy operating on a national scale. Since its foundation in 1921, thousands of students have graduated from the university, many of whom having reached notable levels of achievement in diverse professional spheres. UCSC operates in both humanities and sciences with 38 bachelor degree programmes, 1 four-year degree programme, 4 intensive-study degree programmes, 53 schools of specialization, almost 100 master degree programmes. Research activity draws on 54 institutes, 22 Depts and 70 research centres, and is aimed towards the study and understanding of crucial issues to life and society: new frontiers in economics and bioethics, changes in the field of law, family and cultural trends, mass media, changes in political systems, aims and goals of medicine, technological applications of mathematics and physics, and the most recent discoveries in environmental research.
Contributor to WP3 "Development of the Analytical Framework", WP5 "Case Study A: West-Mediterranean EU" and WP7 "Case Study C: North-Western Europe".