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The Italian Initiative Group, GII, is the association representing the Italian community and its diversified interests in Brussels: business, research, innovation, services, food and agriculture. Since 1995, GII thrives to improve Italy’s image in the European capital through a better coordination of the Italian stakeholders and the establishment of a network of relations with Belgian and European Institutions.

In the latest years, GII has been promoting high-profile meetings with institutional and entrepreneurial spokesmen going through economic and business topics regarding Italy and Europe.

In 2011 GII also established the “Premio Italia-Europa” as a reward to representatives of Italian institutions and enterprises whose activities gained wide consenus in promoting Italy’s image in Europe.


Meeting with the President of the European Parliament- Antonio Tajani

Published on : 10-Jul-2018

The Italian Initiative Group organized a working dinner with, as guest of honor, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani on July 10th at the Hotel Stanhope in Brussels. The meeting has also benefited with the participation of the Italian Ambassador in Belgium H.E Elena Basile and it represents an important opportunity to bring together the GII's Members. 

The photos of the event are available at the following link

Meeting with the European Data Protection Supervisor - Giovanni Buttarelli

Published on : 27-Jun-2018

One month after the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the event has represented the occasion to provide the Members of the Italian Initiative Group (G.I.I.) - the association founded on 1995 which brings together the representatives of the main public institutions, private business associations and industrial groups – with an outlook on the EDPS activities and priorities (as well as the analysis of the progress made in achieving the aims set out in the EDPS Strategy) in the current landmark year for data protection. The event, hosted by Unioncamere Europa, has benefited with the participation of the Italian Ambassador in Belgium H.E Elena Basile.

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Published on : 21-Jun-2018

The conference, linked to the 70th anniversary of the Italian Constitution, had the aim to attract the interest of the community to participate in the Belgian administrative elections in October 14th 2018 ( in view of the deadline for registering into the electoral roll on July 31st 2018)

The tribute to the Italian Constitution (in Italian) has been made in the first part of the event, titled I AM AN ITALIAN IN BELGIUM .... and it was entrusted to the Italian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium H.E Elena Basile.

The second part titled ...AND THE VOTE LOCAL! has provided in a multi-lingual panel (with the participation of, among others, Elio Di Rupo, former Prime Minister of Belgium, and Monica Frassoni, co-President of the European Green Par...

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