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Cultural Promotion – States-General on the Italian language get under way

Preparatory sessions got under way on Wednesday at the foreign ministry in Rome for the States-General on the Italian Language in the World, an initiative to be held in October in collaboration with the Ministries of Education and Culture.

Strategies for the dissemination of the Italian language

The States-General will offer an opportunity to examine strategies for the dissemination of the Italian language around the world and for the constructive discussion of new challenges. The event is not a celebratory one but, rather, one located within the foreign ministry’s strategic vision for promoting the entire country system.

New challenges and tools

Five working groups made up of prominent representatives of institutional, academic and scientific spheres will be occupied from now until the end of July on drafting the points of discussion for the States-General meeting. Topics will concern: new strategies and tools for linguistic communication; strategies for the promotion of the language in various priority geographical areas and countries; the role of universities; the role of Italian speakers and communities abroad; and the management and tools of Italian language promotion.

The goal is, on the one hand, to raise public awareness of the power of the Italian language and, on the other, to map out possible up-to-date strategies for involving all actors.

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