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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.


Strategy Council Europe- European Union today: still an opportunity?

Published on : 25-Apr-2018

The Italian Initiative Group organized, in collaboration with Deloitte and with the high patronage of the Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU, the first Strategy Council Europe, an event held on Tuesday, April 24 at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels.

The first edition of the Strategy Council Europe has represented Deloitte’s contribution to facilitate a high-profile discussion regarding the future of the European project, gathering EU Institutions as well as the public affairs and business communities of the European capital. This initiative was also based upon an in-depth Survey of the European citizens’ sentiment towards the Union and its policies.

The results of this analysis have been further discussed with prominent Italian and European stakeholders, including, a...

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LEARN2WORK: Innovative fashion: closing the gap between education and employment

Published on : 20-Apr-2018

On April 18th 2018 the Italian Initiative Group, in collaboration with Assocalzaturifici, hosted the conference in Brussels titled Innovative fashion: closing the gap between education and employment- Production Schools Model to Attract Learners into Footwear Careers

The conference was graced with the presence of Matteo Borsani (Director of Confindustria Delegation to the EU), Stefania Mancini (ArsSutoria School), Cinzia del Rio (Economic and Social Committee, Rapporteur of EESC 2018 Opinion on the “Future of Work/ Skills”), Giovanna Ceolini (Assocalzaturifici Vice-President and Co-founder of Thierry Rabotin), Carmen Arias (Secretary General of European Confederat...

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Meeting with the Ambassador Maurizio Massari ( Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU)

Published on : 06-Mar-2018

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