15 Maggio 2020 | webinar organized by the OECD together with Cultura Italiae

Culture as a development engine for Italy in the post-Covid scenario.

This is the theme of the webinar organized by the OECD on May 15 from 15.00 to 18.00, attended by the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dario Franceschini, the president of the Milan Triennale Stefano Boeri, prof. Pier Luigi Sacco of the OECD of Venice, the president of Cultura Italia and Angelo Argento, the former ministers Stefania Giannini and Enrico Giovannini and Paola Severino, the publisher Giuseppe Laterza, the managing director of the ICS Bank Andrea Abodi, the president of Saipem Francesco Caio, the economist Carlo Cottarelli, the president of Fintecna Giampiero Massolo, the former undersecretary and vice president of the FAI Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera, the conductor Beatrice Venezi, the chef Davide Oldani, the co-founder of FarmCultural Park Florinda Saieva, prof. Paola Dubini, the general director of the Feltrinelli Foundation Massimiliano Tarantino, the president of the Marino Marini Museum in Florence Patrizia Asproni, the president of Ales - Scuderie del Quirinale Mario De Simoni, the director of Matera 2019 Paolo Verri, the general director of the Teatro Regio di Parma Anna Maria Meo and the publisher of Flash Art Cristiano Seganfreddo.

The goal of the webinar, organized by the OECD Office of Venice and by Cultura Italiae, is to contribute to the process of analyzing the economic and cultural system after the pandemic, by convening some of the most authoritative and expert representatives of the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers politicians to discuss the role of culture in our model country's competitiveness model for the world, to encourage local development driven by culture in the recovery and beyond.

The crisis offers the opportunity to rethink and reposition the role of culture as an engine of competitiveness for countries, cities and regions.

Italy, whose national image is strongly linked to culture, could take the opportunity by launching a new cycle of strategic planning to use the cultural system as a driving force for recovery.

This process must involve public administration, industry, actors and professionals from culture and civil society.

The experts invited to discuss with Minister Franceschini to discuss a development model for all the countries of the world that look to Italy as a model and reference point in the International cultural system will discuss this issue.