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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.

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Meeting with Marco Buti - Director-General of DG ECFIN

Published on : 03-Jul-2019

The meeting with Marco Buti represented an important opportunity to address issues related to the European Union and the difficult economic-financial conjuncture. The discussion focused on the European semester, on the European Commission's vision for Italy, and on the economic priorities of the next European Commission.

Promoting partners: Italian Initiative Group

Communication and logistics: IANUS GROUP

Venue: Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

Date: July 3, 2019

Guests:

•  Marco Buti | Director-General of DG ECFIN of the European Commission

Meeting with Roberto Viola - Director-General of DG CONNECT

Published on : 19-Jun-2019

The meeting with Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, represented an important opportunity to bring together the members of the main Italian companies and associations based in Brussels to address issues related to the development of digital networks, such as the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) of 2019, Industry 4.0, the overcoming of the digital divide, both in terms of the economic development of the most disadvantaged areas in Europe, and as a driving force for the economy itself, based on the future European institutional and legislative framework. Finally, topics related to the development of digital telecommunications in synergy with the transportation networks and the challenges of cybersecurity and data protection have been discussed.

Promoting partners: Italian Initiative Group

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Meeting with Enzo Moavero Milanesi Ministry For Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation

Published on : 13-May-2019

The meeting with Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, represented an important opportunity to bring together the members of the main Italian companies and associations based in Brussels, and to discuss the future of the European Union in view of the forthcoming European Parliament’s elections and the renewal of the European Commission. During the meeting the Minister provided an in-depth analysis on the role of the European Union, and on the necessity to introduce new fiscal policies, besides reforming the functioning and decision-making process of the European Institutions.

Promoting partners: Italian Initiative Group

Institutional Partner: Embassy of Italy in Belgium

Communication and logistics: IANUS GROUP

Venue: Residenc...

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