Prof. Vincenzo Trione appointed to the G20 Culture Ministerial Meeting

Culture - 30 July 2021

Prof. Vincenzo Trione, Dean of the IULM Faculty of Arts and Tourism, will be one of Italy's representatives at the first G20 Culture Ministerial, the international forum that Italy will lead as President in 2021.

On July 29 and 30, Rome will host the first Culture Ministerial of the G20, the international forum created in the wake of the 2008 global crisis, which Italy will lead as rotating president in 2021. The G20, which was set up to coordinate economic and financial matters, has been enriched over the years with ambitious contents on which the countries of the twenty largest economies, representing 80% of the world's GDP and 60% of the planet's population, converge. Italy has decided to place culture at the centre of its presidency, dedicating a meeting of the competent ministers that has no precedent in the history of the G20. The Culture Ministerial, under the banner of "Culture unites the World", will be the first of the Italian G20 to be held in the capital, with the highest level of institutional and political attention, thanks also to the involvement of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister's Office, as well as the Ministry of Culture. It is a strategic choice related to the importance of the cultural sector in our country. Culture is a crucial driver for sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth, and fits coherently into the agenda of the Italian G20, based on three fundamental pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity.

Together with the Ministers of all the invited Member States, the leaders of the main international organisations active in this field will meet, including: UNESCO, OECD, the Council of Europe, the Union for the Mediterranean, international cultural sector organisations such as ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, UNODC, Interpol and the WCO customs organisation.

At the request of the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, Professor Vincenzo Trione, together with Christian Greco (Director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin) will speak on behalf of Italy.

In particular, Prof. Trione will give a lecture on the day of July 30th, at Palazzo Barberini, entitled "The Heritage Network", devoted to the role of education and higher education at a global level and to the change of cultural and cognitive paradigms we are now witnessing: a central focus will be on the new forms of knowledge and valorisation of the historical-artistic heritage.