Joint Action for the Italian Language in the world
On Monday, 22 October 2018, Villa Madama will host the 3rd Edition of the Joint Action for the Italian Language in the World. The event is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, the Accademia della Crusca and the Embassy of the Helvetic Confederation to Italy.
The event will focus on the very theme that has been chosen for the 18th Week of the Italian Language in the World (15-21 October): "Italian and the Internet, Networks for Italian”. It is a twofold theme. On the one hand it analyses the evolution of our language on IT platforms and the educational and didactic potential the Net . On the other hand, it enhances the “physical networks” that work to disseminate the Italian language in the world, i.e. the Italian Cultural Institutes, the network of Italian schools in the world, the universities, the Committees of the Dante Alighieri Society, and the associations of Italians abroad.
Following the opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the event will be organized into two Plenary Sessions, focusing on 'Italian in the Internet and on Social Media' and ' Italian Language Networks in the World', respectively.
The figures on the dissemination of the Italian language in the world and the reports of three Working Groups on the Certification of the Language, the Italian Education System in the World and Strategies for the Promotion of the Italian Language in the World with country action plans will also be presented.
The closing remarks will be delivered by the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Guglielmo Picchi at 5 :00 p.m.