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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Turin Book Fair

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will be present at this year’s Turin Book Fair with its own stand and programme of events:


09 May 13:45 – 14:45

Sala Bianca – Piazzale Oval

How to help Italians abroad

How can we help our compatriots abroad in crisis situations? A journey through recent experiences in the field.


Speakers: Francesco Paolo Figliuolo (Comando Operativo di Vertice Interforze) and Nicola Minasi (Maeci). Moderator: Beppe Severgnini.




09 May 16:00-17:00

Pink Room – Hall 1


What role does soft power play today?

What are the prospects for ‘diplomacy of influence’ in an increasingly conflictual international context? A debate encompassing diplomacy, culture, information and artificial intelligence.


Speakers: Pietrangelo Buttafuoco (Venice Biennale); Barbara Caputo (Hub on Artificial Intelligence of the Polytechnic of Turin); Alessandro De Pedys (Maeci); Gianni Riotta (LUISS and Italian Digital Media Observatory); Pier Francesco Zazo (Italian Embassy in Kiev in video link). Moderator: Chiara Piotto (Sky TG24).




10 May from 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm

Lisbon Room – Congress Centre


Strategies for promoting Italian books worldwide


The promotion of Italian books worldwide needs to be updated with constantly evolving strategies to meet new challenges.


Speakers: Simona Battiloro (Maeci); Fabio Del Giudice (Italian Publishers Association); Nicola Genga (Centre for Books and Reading); Paolo Grossi (Treccani/newitalianbooks); Maria Martorelli (ICE – Agency). Moderator: Laura Pugno (Maeci).




13 May 11.30am – 12.30pm

Salle Ivoire – Visitors’ Gallery


Under the same sky. A graphic novel for the enchantment of a journey to one’s roots


The author, Simona Binni, and the Director General for Italians Abroad, Luigi Maria Vignali, present Sotto lo stesso cielo (Tunué), a graphic novel inspired by a project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


For more information, click here.