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PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Conference “Difficult Times: Austria and Italy between the two World Wars” (Farnesina, 11 May 2017)

On Thursday, 11 May 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m., as part of the 9th edition of Farnesina Open Doors, the Farnesina will host the conference “Tempi difficili: Austria e Italia fra le due guerre mondiali” (“Difficult Times: Austria and Italy between the two World Wars”).

Conceived concomitantly to the publication of the collection of Austrian diplomatic documents relative to the period between the two World Wars, the event will be attended by Italian and Austrian historians who will analyse and compare the Italian-Austrian relations of the time, also in the light of the publication by Italy of the most significant documents on the matter.

The conference will be opened with a greeting by the Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Analysis, Programming, Statistics and Historical Documentation Unit (UAP-SDS), Plenipotentiary Minister Armando Barucco, and by the Austrian Ambassador in Rome, René Pollitzer. The day’s agenda includes a presentation by the director of the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome, Andreas Gottsmann, and contributions by Prof Arnold Suppan (Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna) and by Prof Federico Scarano (University of Naples).

The event will close with a Round Table on “Italy and Austria and the new Europe 1918-1938”, moderated by the correspondent of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, Mathilde Schwabeneder.

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 and clicking on the event concerned 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 may enter the Ministry from the main entrance – left-hand side – from 3:30 to 4 p.m.