Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi is attending the celebrations for the International Day of Cooperatives in his capacity as Chair of the National Committee for the International Year of Cooperatives 2012. The event is being held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
Today’s event follows on from the meeting of the National Committee, which took place on 30 May at the Foreign Ministry in the presence of numerous representatives of the institutions, business and banking organisations, chambers of commerce, trade unions, local authorities and non-governmental organisations.
The goals of today’s event are to:
- raise awareness of the important role played by cooperatives and their contribution to global social and economic development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals;
- promote training and the expansion of the cooperative development model;
- encourage reflection on the prospects for such a model, with a view, in future, to adopting ad hoc policies and legislative provisions to foster cooperation;
- support and promote the important role played by cooperatives in the process entailed in the internationalisation of the Italian economy and production system.