The High Level Program of the MATTM was first created in 2003 and then saw the participation of many relevant Chinese institutions in the field of environment. The program has trained more than 10,000 representatives both in the public and in private sector thanks to more than 25 courses. Sicab aims at promoting the exchange of scientific and technological expertise on the issues of environmental management and sustainable development. It foresees a range of courses and academic lectures, as well as field visits and study of best practices. High-level directors and officials, researchers of numerous Chinese institutions are the beneficiaries of this program.
For 2018 and 2019 professional consortium led by the Politecnico di Milano provides the training courses. The consortium includes Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy China Foundation, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and Sapienza University of Rome.
Sicab pursues the following objectives:
Beyond training activities, the program aims at creating a community of people made up by the participants, Chinese institutions, universities, companies in order to scale up the opportunities to deepen Italian technologies and experiences. Throughout this system, Italian companies are solicited to further learn about the goals of the Chinese agenda. Eventually, Sicab’s dissemination activities are willing to set up a network to start initiatives and projects in the Chinese territory and market.