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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.


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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A successfull 2018

Published on : 21-Dec-2018

GII thanks the Italian Embassy in Belgium and the other members of the Association for the collaboration and support received throughout the year and for making the 2018 events a big success. 

GII takes this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Award Ceremony of Italian Republic’s Official Decorations

Published on : 13-Dec-2018

On December 12, in the occasion of the Award Ceremony of Italian Republic’s official decorations, Alberto Mazzola, President of the Italian Iniative Group (GII), and Head of International Government Affairs at Italy's state rail company Ferrovie dello Stato, was honored with the title of Cavaliere of  the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Italian Ambassador to Belgium, Elena Basile, Honorary President of the Italian Iniative Group.


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