A look back at AMU's service-learning award!

On April 8, 2024, at the Service-Learning award, 2 projects stood out and were selected by the jury as AMU's best Service-Learning projects of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Congratulations to all the teams for their remarkable commitment, and especially to our two winners!

Student, teacher and civil society representatives from each of these projects are expected to attend the international final, to be held at the European Forum in Bucharest from June 25 to 28, to defend their project on the international stage and showcase AMU's colors.

1st prize goes to the team from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) - Antenne de Salon-de-Provence 
"Park4Move" by the Electrical Engineering and Industrial Information BUT (GEII)

The Park4Move project, led by the student association Provençal Intelligence Agency (PIA), aims to rationalize travel for people with reduced mobility. Led by students and supervised by faculty, the initiative involves displaying the availability of disabled parking spaces in Salon-de-Provence on a website in real time. In addition, the website offers navigation assistance using GPS applications such as Google Maps or Waze, making it easier for disabled people to plan their journeys. This eliminates the difficulty of searching for nearby parking spaces, ensuring smoother, more pleasant journeys. Developed by students in the Electrical Engineering and Industrial Information (GEII) program, the project uses communicating sensors to detect the presence of vehicles, transmitting the data via LoRaWAN technology to indicate the availability of spaces. Refining the hardware and software involves retrieving, formatting and transmitting data to a remote server, enabling users to access a website with visual representations of the status of spaces.

2nd prize goes to the team from the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FDSP)
"Shepard and Islan project" by Master 1 - Digital Law

Three years ago, the "Illuminate to Engage" collective was born in response to a competition launched by the US Embassy in France to tackle discrimination issues. Gathering students in Master 1 in Digital Law at Aix-Marseille University's Faculty of Law and Political Science, their commitment extends to the fight against various forms of discrimination every year. Their remarkable efforts have won them praise, including prestigious awards from the US Embassy and the Camp des Milles Foundation. Entering their third campaign, the collective is organizing a poignant commemorative exhibition against LGBTQIA+ discrimination, using the transformative potential of art to cultivate awareness and promote societal change. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, which includes students from diverse backgrounds such as DEUST Formation de base aux métiers du théâtre, alongside their expertise in digital law, they aim to provoke deep reflection on injustice, particularly through the poignant stories of Matthew Shepard and Islan Nettles. Through immersive exhibitions and captivating performances, their vision transcends borders, sparking dialogue and ardently advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights on a global scale, with the ultimate ambition of promoting a culture of respect and inclusivity.

Relive the event in pictures :

Useful links

Link to the Service-learning Award reference page: https: //www.univ-amu.fr/fr/public/service-learning-award

Contact information

Valérie Caraguel, Open Lab CIVIS coordinator: e-mail

Meryem Aydin, project co-manager: mail

Service-learning award
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