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Press accreditation notice – Presentation of the book and web documentary “Italians in Belgium” (Farnesina, 13 February 2018)

The Farnesina will host the presentation of the book and the web documentary Italians in Belgiumon 13 February 2018, at 3:30 p.m. The initiative is part of the project “Italians in Europe –  European integration seen through the eyes of Italians living abroad”.

Italians in Europe tells the current story and the past history of the Italian community in key European countries, through a series of photography books, multimedia web documentaries and traditional media reports published by National Geographic.

The project, organised in conjunction with the Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, stems from the book and web documentary “Italians and the UK”, published in July 2016 (

“Italians in Belgium” makes up the first chapter of the new series, to be followed by the release of “Italians in  Germany”.

The event will be attended by the Director General of the DG Italians Abroad and Migration Policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Maria Vignali, the Minister Counsellor from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium to Italy,  Birgit Stevens, the Director of the National Geographic Italia, Marco Cattaneo, and writers  Lorenzo Colantoni and Riccardo Venturi.

Nicola Maranesi from the Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, will be the moderator of the event.

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 can collect their accreditation badges in person at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, main entrance, left side, from 3:00 p.m.