Monday, 18 May 2020 10:00

From Giffoni to Europe: 9 giffoners set to talk to the european commissioner Mariya Gabriel to restart from culture

The event ill be streamed live on the official Giffoni channels, at 4.00 pm on Tuesday May 26

The best investment for our future is in young creatives, innovators and researchers. Education, digital and culture will be essential to maintain the level of competitiveness and lead the way to the transition to an economy that will face various challenges in the coming months. Covid-19 has clearly shown to European governments how indispensable the investment and commitment of the individual state are, but also and above all, cooperation at Community level to deal with extraordinary and unpredictable situations. The cultural specificities of which the European Union is substantiated must, today more than ever, be protected as instruments of belonging and identification. This is where the new challenge comes from: Giffoni, as it has always done in the course of its 50 years of activities, wanted to give the opportunity to the creative heritage, the youth, to speak with the European Commissioner with delegations to culture, education, research, digital, youth and sports Mariya Gabriel.
The event - organized by the Innovation Hub, the creative agency specializing in innovative projects dedicated to children, teenagers and families - is scheduled for Tuesday 26 May, starting at 4 pm, in live streaming. A webinar during which the Commissioner will discuss with 9 international giffoners, from 15 to 25 years old without filters: Leona Jarikj (15 years old, North Macedonia), Stefani Dimitrova (17 years old, Bulgaria), Adrián Sánchez Martínez (19 years old, Spain ), Leonardo Venturi (20 years old, Italy), Benedetta Torre (22 years old, Italy), Arvid Scott (19 years old, Sweden), Matteo Palumbo (20 years old, Italy), Alessandra Stauder (25 years old, Italy) and Domenico Benvenuto ( 24 years old, Italy). The call, in English, will be streamed on all Giffoni social channels but a simultaneous translation into Italian will also be available.
Born in 1979, Mariya Gabriel was elected member of the European Parliament with the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party in the 2009 European elections, then joining the Group of the European People's Party. Re-elected in subsequent elections, from 2014 to 2017 she was vice-president of the popular parliamentary group. On 10 May 2017 she was proposed by the Bulgarian government as Bulgaria's European Commissioner, thus becoming Commissioner for the digital agenda. This role gave her the opportunity to have been many "connections" with culture: from the copyright directive to the online exhibition Heritage at Risk by Europeana, just to name a few.
Giffoners have the opportunity to talk to the Commissioner to offer a reading key to a present under construction, in a context in which the European Union is given the task of finding a key for sustainable development where culture, innovation and education have the space and the means to fully express themselves.

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