Heritage Community Network: multiple locations and citizens’ participation

1 October 2022 Naples

Sea and water have been important for Naples and its citizens through the centuries. Academic experts from Federico II University and CNR-IRISS researchers together with the city’s citizens are now creating a network of people and sites – such as aqueducts and fountains – to enhance the role of...

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How to protect ancient city walls?

1 October 2022 Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna (RN)

On 1 October 2022, the Conference “Walls, Limes and Urbe” took place at the Castello Malatestiano in Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna. The event, promoted by Italia Nostra and sponsored by local and national institutions, including the Association of Authentic Villages of Italy, provided the opportunity...

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Focus on Silk, a bridge between West and East, at Catiglione del Lago

29 September 2022 Castiglione del Lago (PG)

Silk is again at the forefront of cultural exchanges in Umbria. On 29 September, at the Cogna Palace in Castiglione del Lago, the Faro Trasimeno Association gathered national and international experts on the occasion of European Heritage Days. Luisella Pavan Woolfe, head of the Venice Office of...

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The Council of Europe participates in the European Cultural Heritage Summit in Prague

25/27 September 2022 Prague

The European Heritage Summit 2022 took place in Prague from 25 to 27 September. The event was organised by Europa Nostra, the European Voice of civil society committed to cultural heritage, and Europa Nostra Czech Republic in cooperation with the European Commission and the Czech Ministry of...

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The Via Querinissima meets the press at Marciana National Library

23 September 2022 Venice

On 23 September the recently founded International Association “Via Querinissima” announced the intention soon to submit its candidature to the Council of Europe to obtain the European cultural route certification. The Association promotes the historic route along which Pietro Querini’s journey...

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The Council of Europe deals with child abuse in Europe

19 September 2022 Strasbourg

The Secretary General at the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić opened the photo exhibition “Shame - European Stories” at the Council of Europe on 19 September 2022. The exhibition by the Guido Fluri Foundation portrays victims of child abuse from twenty European countries. The photos were...

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Corruption report published in Italy by Greco

14 September 2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) has made public on 14 September 2022 its Fourth Round Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Italy, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was...

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“Italo Svevo between Cinema and Literature” by Cuk and Strumar at the Venice Film Festival

8 September 2022 Venice

On 8 September 2022 in the Spazio Regione Veneto at the Hotel Excelsior, the book “Italo Svevo tra cinema e letteratura” took center stage. The event was organised by the Italian Representation of the Council of Europe with Veneto Film Commission. After an introduction by the Director of the...

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The #FEELINGVENICE project presented at the 79th Venice Film Festival

7 September 2022 Venice

On 7 September 2022 the cultural association Arte-Mide presented at the 79th Venice Film Festival its #FEELINGVENICE project, which explores the links between the intangible heritage of the city of Venice and its lagoon. The event took place in the Spazio Regione Veneto of the Excelsior Hotel. It...

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Cultural Diplomacy at the Venice International University

6 September 2022 Venice

On 6 September, the Director of the Italian Office of the Council of Europe Luisella Pavan-Woolfe attended the inauguration of the first semester of the 2022/2023 academic year of the Venice International University. Francesco Rutelli, President of National Association of Digital Audio-visual...

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Ambassador O’Brien visits the Venice Office of the Council of Europe

6 September 2022 Venice

Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy, was in Venice for the premiere of the film The Banishees of Inisherin at the 79° Edition of the Film Festival and paid a courtesy visit to the Council of Europe Office where she was received by its head Luisella Pavan-Woolfe. Ambassador O’Brien...

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Eurimages supports gender equality at Venice Biennale

6 September Venice

Eurimages took part in the annual Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the film industry organised in co-operation with the Venice International Film Festival, the Italian Ministry of Culture, Women in Film and Television & Media Italia on 6 September 2022. This fourth edition since 2019...

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Eurimages in Venice

31 August 2022 Venice

7 Films supported by Eurimages have been selected in the various programmes of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which started on 31 August 2022. Chiara (IT, BE), by Susanna Nicchiarelli - In competition - Victim (SK, CZ, DE) by Michael Blaško, On the Fringe (ES, BE) by Diego Botto;...

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Martin Muma presented at the Council of Europe - Venice Office

headline 29 June 2022 Venice

On 29 June 2022, Silvia Zanlorenzi (Associazione Nazionale Venezia Giulia e Dalmazia - ANVGD Venezia) presented at the Council of Europe – Venice Office, the book "Martin Muma" by Ligio Zanini. This narrates the heartbreaking story of a young boy and of the people of the Venetian Istria...

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« The women of Faro » : engine of the Faro Trasimeno heritage

headline 29 June 2022 Castiglione del Lago (PG)

The Faro Trasimeno heritage community formed the « Women of Faro » group with the aim of transmitting the value of heritage to future generations. As they all work in educational institutions, the « Women of Faro » will play an important role in the involvement, not only of the general public and...

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Delivery of the Testimonium to 24 pilgrims in the mining village of Montevecchio

headline 26 June 2022 Montevecchio (SU)

In the church of Santa Barbara in the mining village of Montevecchio, the Testinonium were delivered on 26 June to the 24 pilgrims / hikers from Abruzzo, Campania and Molise who traveled the first 100 km of the Santa Barbara Mining Trail (CMSB). The Head of the Council of Europe in Venice,...

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Discovering Cultural Routes at Iglesias

headline 24 June 2022 Iglesias (CI)

The Faro Convention in support of the European mining heritage" is the title of the conference organized by the Foundation Santa Barbara Mining Trail to which Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Italian Office of Council of Europe participed. The event, which took place on 24 June in Iglesias...

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The european bench unveiled at the Albanese park

headline 22 June 2022 Mestre (VE)

The City of Venice joined the campaign promoted by the European Federalist Youth and on 22 June 2022 opened its blue and yellow stars European Bench in the Albanese park (Mestre). After the event, a debate was held on the future of Europe eighty years from the compilation of the Ventotene...

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Walking in a unique landscape

headline 19 June 2022 Castelnuovo di Teolo (PD)

On 19 June 2022, the heritage walk "Waiting for the Music Festival" took place in Castelnuovo in the municipality of Teolo (PD). A walk to discover the Veneto region landscape of the Euganean Hills in the shade of chestnuts, vineyards and olive groves. It provided an opportunity to contemplate...

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Heritage walk in the Pontecasale village

headline 18 June 2022 Pontecasale (PD)

On 18 June, the ancient village of Pontecasale and the surrounding countryside were the backdrop of a heritage walk organized by the Parish of San Leonardo, member of “Faro Community of Pontecasale". The ancient traces that link the work of architect Jacopo Sansovino to the functional city of...

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Celebrates the shared heritage linked to the identity of the Veneto region

headline 10 June 2022 Treviso

On 10 June the conference "Heritage communities, between talking and doing" was held in Treviso by the cultural association Tarvisium Gioiosa in collaboration with the Council of Europe – Venice Office and the association “Veneti schiacciati dalla crisi”. The Treviso Symposium provided a valuable...

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Council of Europe Committee on Counter-Terrorism convenes in Venice

headline 10 June 2022 Venice

The first meeting of the working group on the use of information collected in conflict zones as evidence in criminal proceedings related to terrorist offences took place in Venice on 10 June. Participants discussed how to advance and expand the applicability of the Committee of Ministers...

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Europe and the war in Ukraine at Vicenza History Foundation

headline 31 MAY 2022 Vicenza

Vicenza History Foundation, in collaboration with Gallerie d'Italia organized a cycle of three events on Europe and the war in Ukraine, from 10 to 31 May. At the last conference professor Agostino Giovagnoli of Milan Cattolica Ubiversity inroduced the discussion in which Luisella Pavan-Woolfe,...

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Can History be seen as a common good?

headline 29 MAY 2022 Mestre, Venezia

The Italian Association of Public Hisotry held its fourth national confrence from 27 to 30 May 2022 at the M9 museum in Mestre (VE). The chosen theme for the event was "History as a common good" in homage to the manifesto appeal launched by hisotrian Andrea Giardina, writer Andrea Camilleri and...

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Interreg Italy-Slovenia focuses on sustainable tourism

headline 28 May 2022 Salzano, Veneto

Professor Luciano Perrolo of Ca' Foscari University of Venice chaired the Interreg Italy-Slovenia Conference " Narrating cultural heritage for sustainable tourism on 27-28 May. This took place in the 19th century in Salzano spinning mill where Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Director of the Italian Office...

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“Forever hostage” presented fresh for the printing press

headline 27 May 2022 Venice

Luis Giampietri in video conference from Lima spoke of this newly published book “Forever Hostage”, the author recalled the 1997 “Chavin Huantar” military operation in which a team of one hundred and forty-two commandos of the Peruvian Armed Forces ended the Japanese embassy hostage crisis by...

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Which role for journalists in international crisis?

headline 27 May 2022 Venice

On 27 May, Giuseppe Zaffuto, head of the Media Research Unit of the Council of Europe, spoke at the Veneto journalist lifelong vocational training course on the theme “The media role in international crisis”. Journalist Maurizio Cerruti moderated the debate which saw participation from editors...

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Music to celebrate Europe

headline 25 May 2022 Venice

On 25 May, the Rosa Bianca Trio and the Dietrich Trio, composed of Venice Benedetto Marcello Conservatory students, performed Johannes Brahms music in a concert that marked the end of the 2022 Europe days. Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, director of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe thanked...

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Bulgaria for Europe's changing future

headline 24 May 2022 Venice

Saints Cyril and Methodius European cultural route was brought to the attention of participants at a study event on Bulgarian heritage on 24 May by Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Italian Representation of the Council of Europe. The initiative was organised by Ca' Foscari University of Venice...

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Last "Caffè Europa" deals with future European challenges

headline 23 May 2022 Venice

On 23 May the last Caffè Europa was held at Caffè Lavena as part of the tenth edition of Europe Days 2022. Participants heard of Europe's challenges, the results of the public consultation on the future of Europe and of the Italian presidency of the Council of Europe. The event was moderated by...

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Guido Fluri's "Justice Initiative" opens photographic exhibition

headline 21 May 2022 Venice

Portraits of nearly 100 victims of child abuse in Europe have been collected by photo-reporter Simone Padovani and are now on show in the exhibition "Shame-European stories". This opened on 21 May 2022 at Emergency's Giudecca premises in the presence of Swiss entreprenuer Guido Fluri as part of...

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How Venice controlled pandemics

headline 20 May 2022 Venice

On 20 May at Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, Nelli-Elena Vanzan Marchini presented her latest book: " Guardarsi da chi non si guarda. La Repubblica di Venezia e il controllo delle pandemie". Were present at the event Franco Pasocco, Guardian Grande of the Scuola; Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head...

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The Cultural routes of the Council of Europe at the Valentino Castle

headline 18 May 2022 Turin

The central theme chosen for the conference, held at the Valentino Castle, seat of the Turin Polytechnic on 18 May was: "Cultural heritage between tangible and intangible: cultural routes and the Faro Convention a comparison towards the future". It was the first meeting at the regional level in...

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"Confidence-Building Measures" return to Venice

headline 16 May 2022 Venice

The first exploratory meeting between civil society representatives from Armenia and Azerbaijan took place in Venice from 16 to 18 May, an important step in restoring dialogue and discussing the role of civil society in a much-needed reconciliation process. Discussions were facilitated by Mr...

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Women in the foreground with "Europe and Women"

headline 16 may 2022 Venice

On 16 May a Caffè Europa on the theme “Europe and women” was held at the Venice Gardens Foundation. Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe introduced the debate by focusing on gender disparities in Europe and Italy in the economy and society at large. Ermelinda...

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Geronimo welcomes you to the Council of Europe

headline 9 May 2022 Venice

The new book " Welcome to the Council of Europe" is hero to help children and not only, to discover the Council of Europe, the way it works, its tasks and founding values. The book is available in Enlish, French and Italian free of charge at the official website of the Council of Europe. The...

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Europe in Castiglione del Lago: among tulips, art and nature

headline 9 May 2022 Castiglione del Lago

On 29 April, in Castiglione del Lago, took place an event organized by the Faro Trasimeno Heritage Community organized an event to retrace the history of the tulip festival, intangible heritage of the city. The same association celebrated Europe on 9 May with a concert and an initiative in which...

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Marisa Settembrini donates Divus to the Council of Europe Venice Office

headline 9 May 2022 Venice

On 9 May 2022, the Vice President of the Honorary Consuls of Italy Mattia Carlin met the Head of the Council of Europe Venice Office Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, on the occasion of the donation by Marisa Settembrini of Divus, a large canvas painted in mixed media depicting Caesar Augustus. Settembrini...

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EUROPE DAY in Vicenza

headline 9 May 2022 Vicenza

The historical Institute for Modern and Contemporary Age, under the patronage of the International Union of Archeology, History and History of Art Institutes and Vicenza History Foundation, organized an on-line conference on the values, objectives and activities of the European Union. The...

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The International Festival of European Geopolitics makes its debut in Jesolo

headline 5 May 2022 Jesolo

The European geopolitics Festival is a three day event (5-6-7 May) on the role of Italy and Europe in world governance. Its stated aim is to bridge the gaps which exist between different worlds and sectors, in order to tackle this complex topic and make it accessible to everyone. The event...

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10th edition of Europe Days 2022: on the starting blocks

headline May 2022 Venice

During the month of May, the 10th edition of the European Days returns to Venice with a series of events that promote environmental and economic sustainability. The initiatives, organised by the City of Venice in collaboration with the Italian office of the Council of Europe and the Italian...

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ERIAC at the Biennale of Venice with its Roma Exhibition: The Abduction from the Seraglio

headline 22 April 2022 La Biennale, Venice

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) will participate in the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia with a collateral event, entitled “The Abduction from the Seraglio”, by the Romanian artist of Roma origin Eugen Raportoru and curated by Ilina Schileru. At...

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What consequences will the war in Ukraine have for Europe?

headline 12 April 2022 Mestre

On 12 April, the Association of Journalists of Veneto organised a training session addressed to its members on the war in Ukraine and on how this conflict will change the international balance in Europe and the rest of the world. Speakers included professors Aldo Ferrari, Ca’ Foscari University...

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Promoting good democratic Governance for local authorities

headline 11 April 2022 Venice

On 11 April a National Conference for the promotion of the ELoGE Italia project took place in Venice, organized by AICCRE, the Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions together with the Italian representation of the Council of Europe. The European Label of...

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Inclusiveness and Cultural Heritage at the university of Reggio Calabria

headline 8 April 2022 Reggio Calabria University

On 8 April, Professor Francesco Calabro, director of the master degree course in architecture at Reggio Calabria University, invited Luisella Pavan-Woolfe to present the Faro Convention to its students. Pavan-Woolfe, head of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe, focused on the role of...

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Music for “Friends of the Family Home”

headline 31 March 2022 Venice

On 31 March, the concert for the “Friends of the Family Home” was part of the full programme of initiatives promoted by the Municipality of Venice in the framework of "March: Women’s month 2022". Hosted in the Sale Apollinee of La Fenice Opera House for Institute Saint Pius X the initiative...

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A completely different picture: women and children narrate the war

headline 30 March 2022 Ateneo Veneto, Venice

On 30 March at Ateneo Veneto Raffaella Calgaro presented her book "Tutta un'altra storia. The Great War told by women and children". The event was organised by the Italian office of the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Ca' Foscari University, the Veneto Regional School Office, and the...

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Talking about gender equality in Portogruaro

headline 29 March 2022 Portogruaro

On 29 March, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Venice, Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, presented fresh data on the relationship between women and men in the economy, education, sharing of decision-making power and gender-based violence. Based upon the European Commission 2022 annual report, the...

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Italy forges a green school programme

headline 23 March 2022 Rome

On 23 March, the Ministry of Education presented the "School ReGeneration" plan to bring about ecological and cultural transition in schools. Schools will thus serve as a place to develop educational projects on the environment, sustainability, cultural heritage and global citizenship. The aim is...

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