YLAB is a Prix Italia educational platform open to university students of the town or city hosting the event. The aim is to promote an exchange of views between youngsters and international experts attending the Festival, inviting them to actively join in the debate. Students are also invited to offer their original perspective of the city to the Festival guests, through short multimedia projects that will be posted on Rai's Prix Italia website. 

Universities involved in the project
Rector Eugenio Gaudio

Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface
VIII, is one of the oldest universities in the world, and a top
performer in international university rankings. For nearly 30
years, Sapienza University of Rome has been offering degree
courses in Communication, Journalism, Digital Media, Media
Entertainment, Design and Visual Studies.

Departments involved in the YLab Project:
Department of Communication and Social Research, Degree Course
in Media, Digital Communication and Journalism
Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture,
Degree Course in Design, Visual and Multimedia Communication
Department of History, Anthropology, Religion, Arts and
Performing Arts

Academic Coordinators: Proff. Mario Morcellini, Mihaela
Gavrila, Ida Cortoni, Carlo Martino, Andrea Minuz,
Francesca Cantore, Valentina Faloni

Rector Luca Pietromarchi

Founded in 1992, it is the second University in Rome by number
of students (34 000). Organised in 12 Departments, it is renowned
for its excellence in the field of Mathematics and Physics, Sciences,
Engineering and Law. It is a dynamic and international university,
strongly rooted in the urban fabric of the Italian capital city.

Departments involved in the YLab Project:
Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts.
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Academic Coordinators: Marta Perrotta, Valeria Pompejano
Station Manager of Roma Tre Radio: Oriella Esposito e
Marco Cocco

Rector Giuseppe Novelli

The University of Rome Tor Vergata was established in 1982.
It was designed on the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses: it
stretches on 600 hectares and hosts important research centers
as CNR and ASI. It offers 112 Bachelors and Master of Sciences,
140 specializing masters, 47 post graduate schools, 31 phds and
summer schools.

Departments involved in the YLab Project:
Departement of Management and Law, Departement of Historical
and Social-Philosophical Science, Departement of Philosophical and
Artistic Studies, Departement of Electrical Engineering.

Professors: Simonetta Pattuglia, Marina Faccioli, Carmela
Morabito, Marcello Salmeri

Rector Mary Merva

John Cabot University (JCU) is an American liberal arts university
based in Rome. Its Communications and Media Studies
Department’s curriculum features critical media studies, journalism
and digital media arts. The videos produced for the Prix Italia were
made by recent graduates of the Communications program, utilizing
the facilities of the Digital Media Lab at the Rome campus.

The project was supervised by Professors Peter Sarram, Antonio
Lopez, Kwame Phillips, Brian Thomson
and JCU’s Digital Media
Lab Associate Producer, Roberto Ronzulli.