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ACCREDITATION NOTICE: Italy-Switzerland Dialogue Forum (Palazzo Clerici, 29-30 October 2015)

The third Italy-Switzerland Dialogue Forum will take place at Palazzo Clerici in Milan on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, and his Swiss counterpart, Didier Burkhalter, will be present.

The initiative is being promoted by the Swiss Embassy in Italy, the Italian Embassy in Switzerland and Limes, the Italian geopolitical journal, in collaboration with the Institute of International Policy Studies (ISPI). It enjoys the patronage of Switzerland’s Federal Department for Foreign Affairs and Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Participants will include authoritative members of the political, economic, cultural and media communities of both countries, who will discuss topics of common interest and developments in the international and bilateral situation.

At the end of the proceedings, at 16.00 on 30 October, a joint press conference with Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is planned.

The following parts of the Italy-Switzerland Dialogue Forum will be open to the press:

Thursday, 29 October 2015

14.30-15.00: plenary session for the opening of the 2015 Forum. Media representatives interested in attending the opening should report to Palazzo Clerici, Via Clerici 5 at 14.00.

Friday, 30 October 2015

14.45: Plenary session for the close of the 2015 Forum and presentation of the results of the four working groups, in the presence of the Foreign Ministers.

16.00: Joint press conference by Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter. Media representatives interested in attending the close of the Forum and the press conference should report to Palazzo Clerici, Via Clerici 5, at 14.15.

Online accreditation system.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the part of the Forum that are open to the press should:

–       complete the interactive form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp” href=”http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp”>http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp

–       attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

 Required digital documentation:

–       a letter from your media organisation

–       for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

Applications for accreditation should be submitted no later than 13.00 of Tuesday 27 October 2015.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Press and Institutional Communication Service, address accreditamentostampa@esteri.it” href=”mailto:accreditamentostampa@esteri.it”>accreditamentostampa@esteri.it (tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

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