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Greetings from Carlo Francini, Head and site manager of the UNESCO site “The Historic Center of Florence” and Francesca Velani, Coordinator of the City of Culture Network
With Rita Sassu, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – National Contact Point
“Europe for Citizens” Program
The conference aims to illustrate the EU Action “European Heritage Mark” and the Calls of the “Europe for Citizens” Program. The “European Heritage Label” Action is an EU initiative aimed at selecting sites that have played a crucial role in European culture and history, characterized by a strong symbolic value, which goes beyond national borders. The “Europe for Citizens” Program offers grants to support projects of a transnational nature, characterized by a pronounced European dimension, which invite reflection on recent European history or which promote the debate on the future of the European Union, on Euroscepticism, on the integration of migrants, on the concept of solidarity in times of crisis, with the aim of bringing European citizens closer to the Union itself.
She is the Contact Point for the “Europe for Citizens” Program in the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. At the same Ministry he is Project Officer of the Culture Office of the “Creative Europe” Desk and also deals with the Community Actions “European Heritage Trademark”, “European Capital of Culture”, as well as the National Action “Italian Capital of Culture”. Professor of archeology and history of Greek and Roman art at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Bari and expert on the subject (classical archeology) at the Faculty of Letters of the La Sapienza University of Rome, he is also a member of the scientific journals “Ancient Mediterranean. Culture Societies Economies ”and of“ Thiasos. Journal of Classical Archeology and Ancient Architecture “. She is the author of numerous publications concerning the European Union and European Programs, as well as academic monographs, articles and scientific contributions in the field of classical archeology.