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Villa Vigoni is a recognised association under private law, registered in Germany in 1987 and in Italy the following year. It therefore has two headquarters, one in Bonn (Amtsgericht Bonn, Vereinsregisternummer 5422) and one in Loveno di Menaggio (Prefettura di Como, R.P.G. n. 155), illustrating its bilateral nature. On the German side it is recognised by the Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), while on the Italian side, Villa Vigoni is recognised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

Present Secretary General and Presidents

Dr. Christiane Liermann Traniello
(since 2018)

Amb. Michael H. Gerdts
(since 2013)

Amb. Michele Valensise
(since 2017) 

Board of Trustees

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.

Members’ General Assembly

In addition to those already mentioned, the members include university and research institutions, various associations and foundations, as well as numerous individuals.