Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

2024 marks a pivotal year for roots tourism, a movement that Italy is championing with determination and commitment. As more Italians living abroad and their descendants seek to reconnect with their ancestral origins, Italy introduces Italea (www.italea.com), an ambitious project designed to facilitate this deeply personal journey. Its aim is to su...

For the year 2024, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, DGDP, supports and encourages the carrying out of missions abroad and in Italy by, respectively, Italian and foreign researchers, teachers, experts, personalities and cultural operators invited by university and cultural institutions. The main objective of the financi...

As requested by Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani, the new digital platform M.I.R.T.A. (Monitoraggio In Rete Tutela e Assistenza Consolare – Consular Protection and Assistance Online Monitoring) was inaugurated today. The platform will allow the embassies and consulates of the...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the launch of the virtual assistant ("chatbot") of the Farnesina website and the websites of embassies and consulates, "paves the way for the application of artificial intelligence in diplomacy". The director general for Italians abroad and migration policies said this, Luigi Vignali, in today's presentation ev...

A branch of the Italian government has honored San Diego's Civico 1845 as "ambassadors of Italian cuisine" at an event held in Las Vegas. "Last night in Las Vegas we have been awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Italian Trade Agency as ambassadors of the Italian Cuisine in the United States," wrote Civico...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes three awards dedicated to figures who have distinguished themselves in the field of scientific research and/or technological innovation. Please check complete notices and application forms. The deadline for the calls has been set for January 16, 2024. Italian bilateral s...

Italy, US look to expand cooperation on biotech. Italy intends to strengthen industrial relations with the US, a world leader in biotechnologies and life sciences, to forge stronger value-based ties, bolster its own sectoral prowess and contribute to tackling shared issues. That’s how Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani framed the Italy-US Inte...

On the occasion of Week of Italian Culture in the World, we present I Racconti delle Radici (Tales from the Roots): a wide-ranging project, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the history of the cuisine of Italians who emigrated between the late 19th century and the 1970s to America, Northern Europe, and Australia. The...

This questionnaire is part of a research project of the Catholic University of Milan supported in part by the General Directorate for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The research project is dedicated to Italian communities in North America in order to build a diffuse community...