On Tuesday, 10 July 2018, at 10:00 a.m., the Farnesina will host the conference “Italy-ASEAN cooperation on Higher Education, Science and Research - Public and private synergies”, at the presence of the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Manlio Di Stefano. The conference is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) in conjunction with the Italy-ASEAN Association and Uni-Italia.
The Conference will open with remarks by the President of the Italy-ASEAN Association, Enrico Letta, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia and President of the ASEAN Committee Rome, Esti Andayani, and the Director for International Cooperation, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Maria Cristina Russo.
It will offer an important opportunity to analyse and debate topics such as industrial innovation, higher education and scientific and technological cooperation between Italy and the ten Countries comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The ASEAN Countries – Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei, with an average yearly economic growth of around 5% and a population of approximately 650 million people – make up a complex and quickly evolving scenario in which scientific and technological cooperation may open encouraging prospects for improving industrial and economic bilateral relations.
The Conference will be attended by Italian and Asian diplomats and top-ranking officials from universities and institutions (see the attached programme).
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation by sending an email 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 organisation (or press card for freelance reporters) 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 collect their accreditation badges in person from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, main entrance – left-hand side – from 9:30 a.m.