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Civic Tech and Data Science for the International Cooperation

November, 9 2020 - March, 19 2021

The Project

CorDATA is a training program designed for the operators of the International Cooperation sector to raise awareness of Data Culture, Data Science and Civic Technologies, and finally to support them in the realization of their Data-Driven projects.

The second edition of the program will take place from November 2020 to March 2021. The training includes online theoretical lessons (technologies, methods and best practices) and selected case studies, active in the third sector, to strengthen the hands-on activities and to provide effective hints and guidelines for participants' projects set-up. The participants will have the opportunity to apply the acquired skills on their organizations under the guidance of expert tutors.

Interactive lessions International guest lectures Data-Driven project Project Mentoring

CorDATA is an initiative designed by TOP-IX (lead partner), ISI Foundation, Moxoff and HeartInData, and supported by the Cariplo Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation within the program:

Innovazione per lo Sviluppo

Go to innovazionesviluppo.org/formazione to discover the 2020-2021 complete training offer.


CorDATA 2 is structured into 7 online sessions (four hours each) in which the participant will be able to learn data technologies, approaches and best practices, and to attend the presentation of effective case studies.
Specifically, during the course, the participants will learn:

Data Science, Data Analysis and Machine Learning
The methodological and technical bases for the exploration of a dataset
The ability to search, choose and aggregate Open Data from external sources
The ability to extract key pieces of information from a dataset in order to build effective reports and visual representation
The ability to conceive and structure a data-driven project, including the analysis of requirements, the definition of objectives, the assessment of the necessary resources and the mitigation of the potential risks.

Discover the full schedule

In parallel to the online training, the teachers and the tutors will offer their mentorship to support the projects by enhancing the data use and the learned techniques application.

The online activities will prepare the participants to the two days of in-class practical laboratory aimed at maximizing the design and the development of individual projects with the active help of the tutors (experts in data analysis).
After the end of the training, the team will have the chance to set up follow-up sessions with the tutors to further support the development of the projects and/or to finalize the participation in calls and tenders in the third sector.

Practical laboratory

How to attend

The CorDATA training program is designed for students, researchers, operators in the fields of international development cooperation, migration and global citizenship education.

The course includes 44 hours divided between online lessons and laboratory activities, with the support of expert tutors.
The participation in the course is allowed to a maximum of 30 people (max 2 participants per institution), selected from the candidates who have filled out the registration form.

The registration form is available on this page until 18 October 2020.
The participants' selections s will be performed in three stages and results will be communicated on: 17 July, 11 September and 23 October.

To attend CorDATA2, the due contribution* by each participant is €75 (reduced to € 50 for students and researchers, and € 25 for the second participant of the same organization/institution). In addition to the educational material, the fee includes the support for the development of individual projects and dedicated meetings with professionals in the sector.

(*) The requested fee is a fraction of the entire real cost per participant, the rest of the expenses is covered by the Innovazione per lo Sviluppo initiative.

CorDATA will take place from November 2020 to March 2021..


The training is organized by a "consortium" (or "cordata" in Italian) of organizations with previous experience in the adoption and implementation of technologies and data science applied to the third sector.


TOP-IX Consortium
Torino Piemonte Internet Exchange

Fondazione ISI Global Science Foundation

ISI Foundation
Global Science Foundation

Moxoff Mathematics for Innovation

Mathematics for Innovation

In collaboration with:

HeartInData Data Science For Social Good

Data Science For Social Good


For more information, you can contact the CorDATA organisers by using the instant messaging on the side or by writing an email at