Rome, 29 November 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
International Conference Room
THE ITALIAN OF TOMORROW
GLI STATI GENERALI DELLA LINGUA
E CREATIVITÀ ITALIANE NEL MONDO
With the participation of His Excellency the President of Italy
Mr. Sergio MATTARELLA
The States-General of Italian Language and Creativity in the World will open on Monday, 29 November, at the Foreign Ministry, with the participation of representatives from the institutions and the private sector, leading figures in creativity, entrepreneurship and the promotion of the Italian language.
Opening speeches will be delivered by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Sequi, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio, while the other keynote speakers are the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, the Minister of Universities and Research Maria Cristina Messa, and Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Education Barbara Floridia.
Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation every two years, the States-General are a key institutional event dedicated to the dissemination of our language and the definition of strategies for its enhancement at international level. The initiative was inspired by the awareness that the Italian language – currently studied by approximately two million people worldwide – is a fundamental tool for the dissemination abroad of knowledge about our country and its culture, products and values.
This year the States-General will be about “The Italian of Tomorrow”, with a focus on the relationship between creativity and innovation. In view of the appointment of 29 November, four working groups (dedicated to training, dissemination, creativity and innovation) have defined a vision paper on the role of the Italian language as an ambassador of creativity and of the “Made in Italy” brand worldwide, which will be presented during the event.
On 29 November, the States-General will also be featured on the Rai1 TV channel, at 20:35, with a special feature hosted by the programme I soliti ignoti.