PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTE
STATES GENERAL OF CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
(Florence, 9-11 October 2023)
From 9 to 11 October 2023, the States General of Cultural Diplomacy will be held at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, an opportunity for the Directors of the Italian Cultural Institutes to meet and exchange views with both public and private organisations on the promotion of Italian culture and language abroad, as part of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cultural diplomacy strategy.
The proceedings will begin on the morning of Monday 9 October (approximately 10:30-11:15 a.m.) with institutional greetings from the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, and the political authorities responsible for the enhancement and protection of cultural heritage and production: the Italian Minister of University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini; the Italian Minister of Tourism, Daniela Santanchè; Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Culture, Gianmarco Mazzi; Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit, Paola Frassinetti.
The proceedings will continue behind closed doors until Wednesday 11 October and will be divided between thematic sessions on the objectives of cultural diplomacy as a tool for affirming the national interest and sessions of an operational nature to help increase efficiency in the management of the Italian Cultural Institutes (currently 86 all over the world). The Institutes are in fact an integral part of the Italian foreign diplomatic-consular network and a meeting and dialogue point for intellectuals, artists, cultural partners and all private individuals, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or consolidate a relationship with our country.
The press will only be able to attend the opening session on Monday 9 October (which will also be streamed live on the Farnesina YouTube channel).
Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering the event may apply for accreditation by sending a request by Friday, 6 October at 5:00 p.m., to firstname.lastname@example.org (tel. 06/3691.8573/3432/3078), attaching a copy of an identity document, a letter from the newspaper of affiliation and – for representatives of foreign press organisations – also a Verbal note from the Embassy in Rome of the country of the press organisation represented.
Accredited Press may directly enter Palazzo Vecchio – Piazza della Signoria, via de’ Gondi side, on 9 October, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Submitting the above-mentioned personal data means authorising the use thereof in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 and the GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679) by the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the data controller, for strictly professional purposes and/or purposes related to the performance of the event in question.