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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.


Destination: SMEs and the Multiannual Financial Framework

Published on : 13-Mar-2019

The Italian Initiative Group and Fondazione CS MARE have organized "Destination: SMEs and the Multiannual Financial Framework" on Wednesday, April 3rd at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The debate at the European Parliament intended to inform SMEs of the new measures on access to funding such as New Single Market Programme under the umbrella of the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027), proposed by the European Commission last May 2018. This Programme will help achieve the objectives set out in the political communication accompanying the MFF proposal. It will do so by strengthening the governance of the internal market, supporting the competitiveness of industry and in particular of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and b...

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Strategy Council Europe: Responsible tax and sustainable growth

Published on : 05-Mar-2019

The Italian Initiative Group  and Deloitte organized on March 19, 2019, with the high patronage of the Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU, the second edition of Strategy Council Europe at the Royal Museums of Art and History, Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, in Brussels.

The second edition of the Strategy Council Europe focused on responsible and effective tax practices - in Italy and in Europe - as a strategic lever for freeing up resources to support economic and social development and enhance industrial and cultural assets. During the event, Deloitte contributed to the debate presenting an exclusive Survey focused on these themes to facilitate a high profile discussion with European policy makers and leading business associations.

The results o...

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Newmuseum(s). Stories of company archives and museums

Published on : 28-Jan-2019

Gruppo di Inizitiava Italiana (G.I.I) invites you to participate to the  screening of “Newmuseum(s). Stories of company archives and museums”, organized by Museimpresa – Associazione Italiana Musei e Archivi d’Impresa – and directed by Francesca Molteni.

The event will take place on Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:00 at the European Parliament, Room ASP 3G2.  A networking cocktail will be organized afterwards.

The aim of the event is to highlight the importance of the enterprise culture in developing the Italian and European cultural identity, with the participation of prominent institutional representatives, including the Italian Ambassador Elena Basile,  the Members of the European Parliament Silvia Costa <...

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