Manuela Teatini presents her latest film in Venice

headline 9 September 2021 Venice

On 6 September, in collaboration with the Council of Europe Office in Venice, the director and producer Manuela Teatini presented the documentary film "Giovanni Boldini. Il piacere. Story of the Artist" in the Veneto Region section during the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film...

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Veneto Region and Council of Europe at the 78. International Film Festival

headline 6 September 2021 Venice

Again this year, the Veneto Region will participate to the annual Venice International Film Festival with its own exhibition space and a programme of events to promote film culture, organized by local associations and public bodies, including the Italian office of the Council of Europe. On 2...

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Eurimages in Venice

headline 02 September 2021 Venice

Several Eurimages-supported films have been selected in the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival which opens today. Two of these are in the official competition: IL BUCO (IT, DE, FR) by Michelangelo Frammartino and CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED (RU, FR, EE) by Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey...

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New Piedmont working group embraces the Faro Convention

headline 4 August 2021 Venice

Following the conference held last 10 April entitled "Il paesaggio educa lo sguardo", which was also attended by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Venice, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, more than twenty associations and organizations from Piedmont agreed to set up a working group embracing the...

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European Heritage Days are back

headline 30 July 2021 Venice

The Council of Europe Office in Venice will be coordinating, again this year, several heritage walks, which numerous associations organise throughout Italy to implement the Faro Convention values, promoting civil society’s democratic participation in cultural heritage. The offer of heritage walks...

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Discussing sustainable finance in Venice

headline 15 July 2021 Venice

On 15 July, Aldo M. Romani, Head of the Sustainability Funding Unit at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, paid a visit to the Italian office of the Council of Europe in Venice where he was welcomed by director Luisella Pavan-Woolfe. Dr. Romani’s action mainly concerns sustainable...

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Let's play and learn together with Arsenalia

headline 15 July 2021 Venice

Finding out more about one of the most fascinating heritage sites in the city of Venice, the Arsenale, and having fun: this is the aim of Arsenalia, a cluster of games created by the Venetian association Venti di Cultura in the framework of a project funded by the Erasmus + program. Arsenalia...

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Students visit the Office in Venice

headline 13 July 2021 Venice

On 13 July, a group of secondary-school students from the Veneto region, participating in the Summer Camp organized by TGS Eurogroup Social Promotion Association, visited the Council of Europe Office in Venice. The students were given a presentation on the Council of Europe, its main bodies and...

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Reflecting on "Culture Next Generation" in Viareggio

headline 9 July 2021 Viareggio

The revitalisation of the culture and entertainment sector in the post-Covid era was debated from a national and European perspective on 9 July at Casa Europa in Viareggio. The event’s aim was to share ideas and good practices after the confinement measures imposed by the COVID19-pandemic. In...

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Art and artists from Italy to Ukraine to retrace the Silk Road

headline 13 July 2021 Kiev

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, on 30 July an art exhibition entitled "The Silk Road: Art and Contemporary Artists from Italy" will be held at the Museum and Centre of Fine Arts in Kiev. The exhibition, organised by the Italian Embassy in Ukraine and the Italian...

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EULab Summer School 2021 takes off

headline 9 July 2021 Naples

From 9 until 22 July, a summer school on the topic “Labour Migration in the European Union” (EULab) will take place in dual mode, online and live, in Naples. The event is organized by the Law Department of University Federico II, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Innovation and...

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The European Silk Road widens towards the East

headline 21 June 2021 Venice

On 21 June, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Venice, welcomed Maurizio Aronica, President of the Foundation For United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (FFUN SDG) and Ambassador for UNESCO Club of Bologna. They discussed the "European Silk Road" project, a...

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The Ecomuesums celebrate their 50th anniversary discussing Landscapes and Communities

headline 21 June 2021 Online

Landscape Week began on 21 June, the initiative is part of a series of events “Ecomuseums are Landscape” promoted by the Italian Ecomuseum Network. The program will continue with many initiatives organized from June 28 to September 30 by the regional networks, entitled “Landscape seen by...

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Waiting for Archeofest 2021

headline 20 June 2021 Rome

On 20 June, the event “Waiting for Archeofest” took place within the archaeological complex of Massenzio’s villa, in Rome. The initiative, promoted by Roma Culture, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, and organized by the cultural Association Paleoes-EXTAD, was dedicated to the...

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The Nizhny Tagil Charter for the safeguard of industrial heritage

headline 18 June 2021 Online

Closing the cycle of meetings “I Venerdì di RESpiro”, aimed at the promotion of editorial projects, on 18 June the book “La Carta di Nizhny Tagil e la tutela del patrimonio industriale in Italia”, written by Maddalena Chimisso and Roberto Parisi, was presented. The initiative was organized by the...

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The Italian Faro Network gathers in Castiglione del Lago

headline 18-19 June 2021 Castiglione del Lago

On June 18, the Italian Faro Network met for its first annual gettogether. The association Faro Trasimeno hosted the meeting in Castiglione del Lago at the Dea School of Specialisation of Perugia University. Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, head of the Italian Office of the Council of Europe led the...

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“Networking around cultural heritage”

headline 17 June 2021 Online

Gathered around a virtual working table, experts and stakeholders discussed "Networking around cultural heritage" on 17 June. The event, promoted by INCREAS (Innovation and Creative Solution for Cultural Heritage) research project, was moderated by Professor Stefania Monteverde of the European...

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A guidebook and a journey to rediscover the Republic of Venice in Europe

headline 16 June 2021 Venice

On 16 June, journalist and writer Giovanni Vale arrived at the offices of the Council of Europe, completing a bicycle tour that started in Bergamo, then passed through Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, and ended in Venice. The purpose was to present the first "Extinguished countries" guide-book,...

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Aeneas Route is now a certified Council of Europe cultural route

headline 7 June 2021 Online

Last April, the Council of Europe certified five new European cultural routes, bringing the programme to 45 in total. These include the Aeneas Route, which retraces Aneas’ journey as narrated by the Latin poet Virgil, to discover a heritage of archaeological, religious, artistic and natural...

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2011-2021: 10 years of the Council of Europe in Venice

headline 1 June 2021 Venice

On 1 June 2021, the Italian office of the Council of Europe celebrated 10 years of activity. In 2011, the Organization and the City of Venice signed an agreement which opened the door of the city and marked the beginning of initiatives in the areas of culture, cultural and natural heritage,...

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European Court of Human Rights sanctions Italy for breach of respect for private life

headline 27 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 27 May 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Italy for "language and arguments that convey the prejudices about the role of women that exist in Italian society". The case concerns the 2015 ruling on appeal acquitting seven men for an alleged group-rape that took place in...

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Europe Days 2021 closes with a concert

headline 27 May 2021 Venice

On 27 May, as a result of a collaboration with the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice, the Manfredi String Quartet performed a concert entitled "Europe in Music". Formed in 2013, the Manfredi Quartet won first prize at the Gasparo da Saló competition in Brescia and the Città di Treviso...

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Parabiago Ecomuseum at the 9th World Forum for Democracy

headline 27 May 2021 Online

"Can democracy save the environment?" is the question to be answered during the 2021 edition of the World Forum for Democracy, a Council of Europe-sponsored event that from November 2020 to November 2021 provides a platform for policy-makers, activists and citizens to debate global democratic...

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European multilingual excellences awarded in Veneto

headline 20 May 2021 Online

With the aim of supporting and promoting multilingualism and mobility, the General Directorate for School Regulations awards the Certilingua certificate every year to all those students who, at the end of their high school career, have distinguished themselves by being able to interact in an...

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A new book explores "Violence against women's health in international law"

headline 20 May 2021 Online

On 20 May, the Italian office of the Council of Europe presented the volume “Violence against women's health in international law” by Sara De Vido, published by Manchester University Press. The book explores the relationship between violence against women on the one hand, and health and...

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How can we become active citizens in Europe?

headline 17 May 2021 Online

As part of a Pedagogical Café, on 17 May 2021 high-school students of the city of Trento met online to talk about active citizenship. The event was promoted by the Liceo Vittoria of Trento and the Centre for Human Rights Studies (Cestudir) of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Professor Giuliano...

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Digital light revives cultural heritage

headline 14 May 2021 Online

On 14 May, on the occasion of the International Day of Light promoted by UNESCO, the seminar "The Language of Light 2021. Verona: prima inter pictas" was cast in live streaming from the seat of the Order of Architects of Verona. The event is the result of a collaboration between the Opificio...

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The 2021 edition of the film Lux Award is approaching

headline 14 May 2021 online

On Friday 14 May 2021, the three finalist films of the Lux Award were presented online as a joint initiative of Europe Direct of the City of Venice and Circuito Cinema CINIT - Cineforum italiano. The Lux Award is a prize assigned every year by the European Parliament to a European production...

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Festival dei Sentieri: a journey through memory to rediscover slow tourism

headline 14 may 2021 online

From 13 to 16 May Cassino will host the “Festival dei Sentieri tra Natura, Storia e Memoria” (“Festival of Paths between Nature, History and Memory”), an event promoted by the Association Cassino Città per la Pace. The initiative will end on Sunday with a walk towards the Montecassino abbey. ...

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What challenges for “Greater Europe”?

headline 12 may 2021 online

On 12 May 2021, an online lecture organised by Venice International University (VIU) explored the different challenges and opportunities which Europe faces at present. Ambassador and VIU President Umberto Vattani discussed the various scenarios relating to the future of Europe with Johns Hopkins...

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Second Caffè Europa on the fight against discrimination

headline 10 May 2021 online

On 10 May 2021 the second Caffè Europa event was held as part of the ninth edition of Europe Days. The title was "Europe, Venice and the fight against discriminations", and the focus was on how Venice, since its origins, has always been a city open to the rest of Europe and the world. The online...

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Promoting European citizenship among schools in the Veneto region

headline 10 may 2021 online

During the morning of May 10, 2021, as part of the Europe Days celebrations, the awards ceremony of the competition "Let's become European citizens" for secondary schools’ students in Veneto took place. The competition is the result of the collaboration between MIUR-USR Ufficio Scolastico...

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The Italian Senate hosts a conference on the Istanbul Convention

headline 10 May 2021 Online

On 10 May 2021, the Senate of the Italian Republic will discuss the role of universities in combating gender-based violence. Opening the event will be President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, with a video message. The meeting has been called to mark the tenth anniversary of...

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The Council of Europe and Digital Culture

headline 9 may 2021 online

The sixth edition of the "Antonio Ruperti" Week of Digital Cultures ended on May 9, 2021, with an event entitled "The Digital Opportunity for Culture and Europe" on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of the European Union. Representing the Council of Europe was the Head of the Italian...

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Talking about history, Europe and cultural heritage at the Italian Historical Institute

headline 7 May 2021 online

The Head of Office of the Italian office of the Council of Europe, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, took part on 7 May 2021 in an online webinar entitled "Europe: from history to present. Values and cultural heritage' where participants discussed the role of historians and history in building a European...

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The International Festival of European Geopolitics makes its debut in Jesolo

headline 6 may 2021 online

The first edition of the International Festival of European Geopolitics took place from 6 to 8 May. The event, promoted by Me Publisher - Mazzanti Libri in collaboration with the Municipality of Jesolo, was broadcast live in streaming from the Vivaldi Theatre in Jesolo. Head of Office Luisella...

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“Europe and Venice for 1600 years”

headline 5 may 2021 online

At the Caffè Europa on 5 May, participants heard of the strong links that exist between Venice and Europe, since the foundation of the city 1600 years ago. The meeting, this year in online mode, was moderated by Rai Veneto Director Giovanni de Luca. Discussants were the President of the City...

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The City of Venice meets the Council of Europe

headline 5 May 2021 Venice

Head of Office Luisella Pavan-Woolfe participated in the joint meeting of three Commissions of the City Council of Venice: cultural activities and international relations, economy and tourism, education and family policies. The Head of Office presented the activities of the Italian office of the...

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The 2021 edition of Europe Days takes off

headline 5 May 2021 Online

The ninth edition of Europe Days returns to Venice during the month of May with a series of events in online mode to respect the Covid19 restrictions enforced by the Italian Government. The initiatives, organised by the Italian office of the Council of Europe in collaboration with the City of...

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Ca' Foscari students in class with the Council of Europe

headline 19 April 2021 Online

On 19 April, Ca’ Foscari University professor Sara De Vido’s international law students attended the first of two video lectures entitled “The Council of Europe and the System of Protection of human rights” by the Head of the Italian Council of Europe’s office, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe. The second...

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Culture as a democratic tool

headline 10 april 2021 Online

On 10 April 2021, the International Rotary 2060 District Forum took place. During the event, prominent personalities operating in the cultural field in the Veneto region took the floor. The topic was “Rotary and culture as a democratic, social and economic development tool”. The Head of the...

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Faro Convention for sustainable landscape management discussed at Asti

headline 10 April 2021 online

On the occasion of the event "The landscape educates the gaze" organized by Polo Cittattiva per l'Astigiano e l'Albese, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, director of the Italian office of the Council of Europe provided an overview of the Faro Convention, the Council of Europe's framework convention on the...

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The Europe Direct office of the City of Venice becomes national relay for the European Day of Languages 2021

headline 7 April 2021 Venice

The Europe Direct office of the City of Venice has been appointed by the Council of Europe as national relay in Italy for the European Day of Languages. Europe Direct is a European network which disseminates among citizens information on the activities and opportunities offered by the European...

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HELP online course on Access to Justice for Women is launched

headline 7 April 2021 Online

On 7 April 2021, members of the EEA/Norway Grants SYNERGY Network against Gender-based and Domestic Violence came together for the official launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on Access to Justice for Women. At the opening, Sara De Vido, Associate Professor at Ca' Foscari University of...

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The Council of Europe at Università Cattolica

headline 31 March 2021 Online

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan launches a series of webinars entitled "International organisations seen from the inside" as part of the law and international relations courses of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Milan and Brescia campuses. Professors Andrea Santini and...

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Asti’s Heritage Walks in the time of Covid

headline 24 March 2021 Online

The Heritage Community of Faro Astesana, a member of the Italian Faro Network, recently conducted 16 online Heritage Walks. These virtual tours generated over 10,000 viewings and saw more than 28,000 active participants per tour. The visits involved the towns of: Mombaldone, Portacomaro,...

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The Council of Europe introduces itself to Italian magistrates

headline 3 March 2021 Rome

The Higher School for Magistrates has devoted a page of its news bulletin to the format “The Council of Europe tells its own story” edited by the organization’s Italian representation. The news bulletin also reserves a section to the Strasburg Court of Human Rights. Link

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The European Silk Route arrives at Lyon’s Italian Cultural Institute

headline 13 February 2021 Lyon

On 13 February, the Italian Cultural Institute of Lyon hosted an online conference in French on the theme "Lyon and Venice, the European Silk Route". This should have taken place alongside the "Stratigrafiche" exhibition by Lucio Andrich at the Musée des Tissus in Lyon, which was postponed due to...

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Italian Council of Europe office concludes 2021 Holocaust Remembrance Day events

headline 11 february 2021 online

"La Città che Hitler regalò agli Ebrei" by Michele Bongiorno's screening on 11 February concluded the Italian office of the Council of Europe initiatives on the occasion of Memorial Day 2021. Its screening was organised together with Associazione Figli Shoah di Venezia, the Venice Jewish Museum,...

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ICEI publishes Italian Network of Intercultural Cities Activity Report 2020

headline 10 february 2021 online

The Italian Network of Intercultural Cities Activity Report April-December 2020 prepared by ICEI (International Economic Cooperation Institute) on 18 December 2020 and edited by the Council of Europe has been released and is available at the following...

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