Ferzan Ozpetek: "My Mediterranean language"

Are there codes, symbols, narratives that are shared between Europe and the Mediterranean? Is it possible to identify a common language? Here’s the opinion of Ferzan Ozpetek, the Turkish director whose privileged narrative keys are feelings and dialogue between cultures


Italy hosted the first Culture Summit of the Group of Seven

Can culture be an antidote to the dangers of our times? The values of the safeguarding and dialogue have been protagonists of the first G7 Summit dedicated to cultural heritage, that ended with the signing of the Florence Declaration


The risk of corruption in climate finance

Climate change is a matter of life or death according to Transpanecy International: fighting it, just like fighting corruption, means protecting, in the first place, who’s first and worst affected by both phenomenon: the poorest and the future generations


Malta’s return to La Biennale in Venice

Economy and culture proceed together: Malta, protagonist of one of the most relevant economic growths of the Mediterranean area, after eighteen years returns to the Biennale in Venice, that will take place from May 13th to November 26th 2017


Teamwork between companies and diplomacy: the case of Italy

A study on the economic impact of the action of the Italian economic diplomacy showed that 756 projects undertaken by more than 330 Italian companies outside Italy have generated, with the support of the diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 16 billion Euros added value


Perceived corruption: Transparency International Index

Transparency International published its new CPI 2016: the Corruption Perception Index, which ranks 176 countries in the World according to their perceived levels of corruption


Mediterranean Contradictions

The Mediterranean is in turmoil. But, at the same time, it’s on of the big protagonists of the International debate


Perceived corruption in Europe and Central Asia: the 2016 report of Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer

The 2016 report of Transparency International on corruption perceived from European Union to Russia has been released: the Global Corruption Barometer measured the answers of about 60,000 citizens in 42 countries of the area



ICS Editorial

Design is a thought activity: we should not replace it with a mere “optimizing” approach, because it’s from imperfections that talent emerges.


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