The Parisot Project

The Aldo Parisot project aims to teach classical music in different parts of Rio Grande do Norte, with an initial focus on the Seridó region. The musical skills developed are based on the area of stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello.

Rio Grande do Norte has an expressive movement of philharmonic bands and fanfares. Therefore, the project will enable, through the teaching of stringed instruments in cities in the interior, the formation of symphony orchestras and the insertion of Potiguar youth in a broad cultural spectrum, developing aspects such as citizenship and gender equality and collaborating for the formation of new local and regional leaders.

The initiative connects female leadership profiles in the interior of the state, seeking the leading role of women in classical music and the insertion of cultural actions in rural regions. “The target audience of the first meetings are girls from the countryside who are between 10 and 15 years old, as the project intends not only to emphasize music, but the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 5”, says Fabio Soren Presgrave, project coordinator and Deputy Director of the School of Music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – EMUFRN.

The cellist Aldo Parisot names the project, as he always dreamed of an artistic movement of international quality for the Northeast. Parisot planned to start, in Rio Grande do Norte, contests and festivals that would attract great artists from all over the world. Because he was not successful in implementing it in the state, he ended up carrying out his projects in Paraíba, where the actions had a great impact so that the place was, for a long time, a reference for Brazilian music. Therefore, the EMUFRN project, which is supported by the cellist’s family, returns the focus of classical music production to the Potiguar region, seeking to promote a sociocultural revolution in Rio Grande do Norte.

The first batch of 52 instruments was donated by the firm and delivered to the project in 2022, enabling the start of activities. Musicians and teachers organized a tour across the state to introduce the instruments to public school students. The Department of Education of Caicó estimates that more than a thousand children had contact with string instruments with the circulation of teachers.

MadrugaBTW – UNIDROIT Research Scholarship

The MadrugaBTW-UNIDROIT Research Scholarship is granted by the UNIDROIT Internship and Research Scholarship Programme; a programme from The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in Rome. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.

Set up in 1926 as an auxiliary organ of the League of Nations, the Institute was, following the demise of the League, re-established in 1940 on the basis of a multilateral agreement.

UNIDROIT Internship and Research Scholarship Programme.

UNIDROIT grants research scholarships to a limited number of high-performing post-graduate law students, lawyers, academics and government officials to undertake research in the UNIDROIT library. Over the last 25 years, the Research Scholarship Programme has hosted nearly 400 researchers from 65 countries, generally under partial funding, for an average period of two months.

The Programme is funded by extra-budgetary contributions. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on the available funding. UNIDROIT appeals to potential sponsors to support the Scholarship Programme.

University scholars and researchers, law students as well as Government officials and members of the legal profession from all over the world may apply to undertake research at the UNIDROIT Library as visiting scholars or researchers. Unlike the scholarship programme, visiting scholars and researchers must self-fund their research, however applicants may use their approval from UNIDROIT as visiting scholars or researchers to support their requests to potential sponsors to finance their stay in Rome.

  • FeldensMadruga-UNIDROIT Research Scholarship granted in 2020/2021
    The internship was awarded to Ms Gabriella Boger-Prado
  • FeldensMadruga-UNIDROIT Research Scholarship granted in 2021/2022
    The second internship was awarded to Ms Liana Issa
  • MadrugaBTW-UNIDROIT Research Scholarship in 2022/2023
    Will be selected along 2022.