Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), Villa Vigoni promotes international scientific collaboration and the creation of new networks of researchers, experts and young people in the field of humanities and social science. It has therefore developed and implemented two conference programme formats with different characteristics – one bilateral (Italy-Germany) and one trilateral (Italy-Germany-France). The initiatives that take place within the framework of these two formats are held at Villa Vigoni following an application process regulated by an annual competition.
The online platform www.ciao-tschau.eu was founded in 2010 on the initiative of the two Italian and German Ministers of Foreign Affairs – Franco Frattini and Frank-Walter Steinmeier – with the common goal of strengthening exchanges between young people from Italy and Germany. Thanks to Ciao-Tschau, young Germans and Italians have the opportunity to get in touch with each other and find out more about stays in their respective countries. In order to guarantee the joint bi-national management of the project, Ciao-Tschau has benefitted from an institutional connection with Villa Vigoni since its foundation.