On 24 and 25 May 2018 the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista of Venice will host the 26th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum titled “Promoting economic progress and security in the OSCE area through innovation, human capital development and good public and corporate governance,” organized by the 2018 Italian OSCE Chairmanship in co-operation with the OSCE Secretariat.
The event will be attended by officials and experts from the 57 OSCE Participating States and 11 partner countries for cooperation, as well as by high-ranking representatives of international organizations, civil society, and the world of academia and business.
The meeting will focus on investment policies and promoting a business climate fostering the acceleration of economic growth in the digital sector, building knowledge, skills and competences in the digital era, assuring security through social equity, and the importance of strengthening good public and corporate governance through transparency and accountability.
The opening session on 24 May, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. will be open to the press and will open with remarks by Ambassador Vinicio Mati, Co-ordinator of the Italian OSCE Chairmanship for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. The following speakers will include Paola Severino, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on combating corruption, and Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the opening session on 24 May event are requested to apply for accreditation by sending an email by 5:00 p.m. on 22 May to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organization (or press card for freelance reporters) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organization’s Country.
The entrance for accredited media representatives, at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, San Polo 2454, Venice, will be open on Thursday, 24 May, from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.