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 generation by outlining strategies and proposals to further strengthen relations between the two countries.
The Dialogue is a key annual event that provides content and value added, as well as an opportunity for the business communities of the two countries to meet and network.
This initiative is even more necessary now, because in recent years there has emerged the risk of a weakening of economic and business relations between France and Italy, despite their long-standing history marked by a deep-seated and reciprocal friendship that bears witness to the shared outlooks of the two countries on issues such as European integration, peace and solidarity.
The first Italian-French Dialogue for Europe, which took place on May 30, 2018, focused on the issue of France, Italy and Europe in the digital world. Meeting in Rome at the LUISS Villa Blanc were over 150 Italian and French heads of companies, entrepreneurs, academicians and political and government leaders.
For the occasion, a position paper prepared by The European House – Ambrosetti was distributed: