Press conference

The 13th edition of the Diplomacy Festival opens on October 14th at 11:00 with the usual opening press conference.

Moderator: Giorgio Bartolomucci, Secretary General of the Diplomacy Festival


Giampiero Massolo, President of the Diplomacy Festival Scientific Committee
Aurelio Regina, Honorary President of the Diplomacy Festival
Pasquale Terracciano, Director General of Public, Public and Cultural Diplomacy
Carlo Corazza, Director of the European Parliament Information Office
Antonio Parenti, Director of the European Commission Representation Office
Emilio Ciarlo, Head of the External Relations and Communication Office AICS – Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development
Roberto Sgalla, Director of the Center for American Studies


Interview with Mayor Roberto Gualtieri by Sarah Varetto, Exp Communications Sky Italia

The concept of change, in all its meanings, has never been so current, from climate transformations, among the great challenges of our time, to the new routes that the post-pandemic world will have to face in the transition towards new geopolitical and economic balances.

These dynamics will feed on profound contradictions and only an action of analysis and synthesis will allow us to understand which paths to take. From the balance of macro-powers, in a Europe orphaned by Merkel and in a world chessboard that some define as post-American, to the technological accelerations, between meta-verse and artificial intelligence, politics tries to offer intermediate answers which, however, will not be sufficient. to manage the transformations in progress. At the same time, awareness is growing of how the human dimension increasingly fuels the debate and it will be precisely this energy that will help understanding the future and its sustainability.

The XIII edition of the Festival “Transitions and Contradictions: Is No Change an Option?” will deepen these issues during 9 days of conferences, meetings and special events from 20 to 28 October 2022. The program will be available soon on this page.