The Conference on "Migrations and International Relations. The Italy-Africa Agenda" is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2016 at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Conference is organised by the Piedmont Centre for African Studies (Centro Piemontese di Studi Africani) in cooperation with the Institute of International Affairs (IAI).
The conference, which will be opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, will focus on the achievement, through political and diplomatic action, of an agreement between the countries of origin and destination of migrants.
Anis Birrou, Minister for Migration and the Diaspora of the Kingdom of Morocco, has been invited to attend the event.
Speakers at the first session on “Migrations, Rights and International Relations”, chaired by Alberto Negri from Il Sole24Ore, will be: Ferruccio Pastore, director of the European and International Forum on Migration Research (FIERI), Gianni Bonvicini, deputy vice-president of the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) and Luigi Manconi, President of the Italian Senate’s Human Rights Commission.
Speakers at the second session on “Migration and Relations between Italy and Africa”, chaired by Ugo Melchionda, IDOS President , will be Massimo Livi Bacci, President of Neodemos, Lia Quartapelle, from the Chamber of Deputies’ Foreign Affairs Commission, Mario Deaglio, Professor of Economic Policy at Turin University and Piero Fassino, President of ANCI.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should fill in the on-line accreditation form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp attaching, if not already submitted, the required documentation in digital format (letter from your media organization and for foreign correspondents, a Note Verbale issued by the Rome Embassy of the country of your media organization).
Should it not be possible to complete on-line accreditation, accreditation requests may be sent by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Press and Institutional Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org (tel. 06/3691.3432 – 06/3691.3070).
Accredited media representatives will be able to enter the Farnesina Palace at the main entrance, on the left side, at 9.30 a.m.