The foreign ministers Genscher and Andreotti sign Villa Vigoni’s articles of association, 1986
The Italian members by right are the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Italian Ambassador in Germany and a member of the Italian Parliament Italian-German Parliamentary Group.
The ordinary members are natural and legal persons of particular importance in the fields of research – like the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” and the “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche” – science, education, the economy, politics, journalism and culture, who have made a significant contribution to promoting relations between the two countries.
The Members’ General Assembly is responsible for electing two Presidents, one German and one Italian, who represent it on a honorary basis. It also elects a Secretary General, who acts as its director and legal representative, entrusted with organising and coordinating activities following the guidelines established by the Assembly itself.
The Board of Trustees, which comprises the members by right in addition to other non-permanent members, has the task to support and advice the association’s activities.