In 2022, the Minister for Southern Italy and Territorial Cohesion and The European House - Ambrosetti, with the support of some key players (Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale, Gruppo FS Italiane, Intesa Sanpaolo, MSC Group, Adler, Mediocredito Centrale), organised the first International Mediterranean Forum: "Verso Sud (Looking Southward): Europe's strategy for a new geopolitical, economic and socio-cultural season in the Mediterranean".

The Forum aims to build a public-private platform - at national and international level - gathering, in a Think Tank, the best private players, institutions, representatives from the Academia and research. The goal is to build, highlight and communicate a new Southern Italy, as the strategic Mediterranean platform for Italy and Europe.

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The opening speeches in the presence of Italy's President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella: 

Roberto Fico (President of the Chamber of Deputies, Italy), Mario Draghi (President of the Council of Ministers, Italy), Dubravka Šuica (Vice President and Commissioner for Demography and Democracy), Mara Carfagna (Minister for the South and Territorial Cohesion).

Italy's President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, at the 2022 "Verso Sud" Forum (Source: Quirinale)