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The first event of the 5th edition was the Conference on the future of Europe, held at the Italian Embassy in Paris on March 24, 2022. The main topics of the conference were climate change, healthcare, economy, digital transformation, and the role of the European Union in the world.
On June 9, 2022 it was held in Paris the Sciences Po Forum, titled "Italy and France in the new European context", with the participation of Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family, Elena Bonetti.
Coming up next
The next meeting will be held on July 7, 2022 in Milan: "Italy and France: industrial perspectives". To learn more
Bruxelles, Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Rome, November 23 or 24, 2022 (TBC)
About the Italian-French Dialogues
In 2018, LUISS University in Rome and Sciences Po in Paris, in collaboration with The European House - Ambrosetti, launched the “Italian-French Dialogue for Europe”. Its goal is to bring together on a regular basis French and Italian leaders to discuss, in a private and open environment, priority issues for business and the economy, and, more generally, the future of Europe and the younger generations by outlining strategies and proposals to further strengthen relations between the two countries.
The initiative has the patronage of the Italian Embassy to the French Republic and the French Embassy to the Italian Republic.
Italy and France are, for each other, the second economic and trade partner.
Founding members of the ECSC and signatories of the Treaties of Rome in 1957, the two countries are the pivot around which the European Union has become a reality: their contribution to a solidarity-based, competitive, and united Europe remains fundamental for the future of the continent in an ever-changing geopolitical, commercial and migratory context.mbers of the ECSC and signatories of the Treaties of Rome in 1957, the two countries are the pivot around which the European Union has become a reality: their contribution to a solidarity-based, competitive, and united Europe remains fundamental for the future of the continent in an ever-changing geopolitical, commercial and migratory context.
The Dialogues, a point of reference for the institutional and entrepreneurial leadership of the two countries, involve witnesses from business, politics, institutions, as well as authoritative economists and representatives of culture and media. In this context, networking opportunities are organized between the business communities of both countries and Position Papers together with other analyses are presented.
The project involves:
- An exclusive annual event;
- Closed-door business and exchange meetings throughout the year
- Digital and/or phygital events on topics of interest aimed at enhancing bilateral relations
- An Advisory Board composed of researchers, business leaders and advisors from the two countries. Its task is to identify relevant and innovative topics to be addressed, with the aim of strengthening political, economic, strategic and research ties between Italy and France
- A Scientific Committee composed of an equal number of Italian and French personalities from the institutional, academic, entrepreneurial and professional world. Its task is to elaborate the lines of content of the Italian-French Dialogues
- A program of scholarships and research grants and the creation of an Italian-French chair based alternately in the two universities with the objective of developing research on the topics of the Dialogues.
For a stronger, more democratic, united and sovereign Europe
Italy and France have always shared a deep and mutual friendship. At the end of a process started in 2017, President of France Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi signed, on November 26th 2021, at the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the six «wise men» appointed to draft the Treaty, the "Treaty between Italy and France for a Strengthened Bilateral Cooperation”, the so-called "Quirinal Treaty". This is a significant moment for cooperation between Italy and France, which opens a new season in bilateral relations and will allow to face together the challenges of the coming years under the framework of the European project.