Andrea Riccardi (TGR Umbria): Europe integration. A conference in Perugia.




Quick service TGR Umbria on the conference "Europe integration", held in Perugia in November 2012, to which Prof. Andrea Riccardi, as Minister for International Cooperation, took part.


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[TGR Umbria]: "Andrea Riccardi, Minister for International Cooperation, attended at a meeting in Perugia. There has been talk of integration, hosting, and Europe. The main report was entrusted to Umberto Eco. We hear Paolo Raffaelli."
[Paolo Raffaelli]: "In the midst of the worst political and economic crisis of the European Union, and while the Arab Spring becomes autumn and Gaza is the bloody massacres, the Minister for International Cooperation and the University for foreigners call in conference, at Sala dei Notari in Perugia, leading experts technical, political and cultural for strategies of inclusion. Courageous and timely choise, that compares intellectuals, politicians, administrators, social workers from all over Italy and from half of Europe. On some of the best practices for reception and integration, in a country where, too often, policies in this topic have been marked by fear, by emotions, by the culture of emergency."
[Andrea Riccardi]: "Italy is a country that doesn't grow. Italy needs to read the phenomenon of immigration as a constitutive reality for its growth. So far it has did much the companies, firms, cities; It did much the family. We must build a real integration strategy, because this country must grow. It's a decisive appointment."
[Paolo Raffaelli]: "Stellar comparison in terms of cultural contributions, but also very concrete inside the two challenging relations fo Minister Andrea Riccardi and Umberto Eco, who has revived the theme of European identity deeper therefore more able to compete without fear, with different cultures, through the migration, enrich the continent. "
[Umberto Eco]: "Europe was born, right, as an amalgam of diverse culture. Then, Europe's identity is an identity of plurality. This is, therefore, the way in which Europe must pose, now, in front of the multiplication of these identities. Well, I mean, if Europe has grown on the thoughts of a Saint, he was Augustine, who was an African, then an immigrant, a "sans paupière", here, may, perhaps, be able to grow, even, perhaps, the thought... It is already doing it, I say, the last elected at the Académie de France is a Lebanese, then Europe has always done this way."