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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Conference “Youth and Intercultural Dialogue: Italian and GCC voices” (Farnesina, 14 December 2016)

On Friday, 14 December, at 10:15 a.m., the Farnesina will host the Conference entitled “Youth and Intercultural Dialogue: Italian and GCC voices”, organised by the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) in conjunction with the Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The Conference will open with introductory remarks by Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General of the MAECI, who will be followed by opening speeches by Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director of IAI and special advisor to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and Waleed Farhan Al Farhan, Director of the GCC General Secretariat’s Youth Section.

The Gulf delegation will be illustrated several Italian projects involving youth in business sectors, high-tech, information and multimedia communication: the success stories of civil commitment with a positive social impact which could raise the interest and inspire their peers in the Gulf, in addition to stimulating a comparison between the perspectives for youth in the different Countries.

The event, the first of the kind in Italy, is an opportunity for Italy to act as a bridge between Europe and the Arab world, starting by providing young generations with the instruments to know each other directly, thus bypassing old stereotypes and prejudices.

Journalists, photographers, and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:

–    by filling the interactive form at the link, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).    

–   by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – from 9:15 a.m.