The current corona crisis marks a deep break – also and not least in German-Italian relations. The actual extent of the catastrophe, the changes associated with it and the consequential costs in all conceivable areas – politics, science, culture and art, economy, society – cannot yet be foreseen.
For the relationship between the two countries Germany and Italy, the crisis of the Corona pandemic is certainly a great challenge, but also an opportunity to learn from the omissions and mistakes of the past, to overcome differences and work together for a better and fairer future. Germany and Italy can and should lead by example.
The “Fachbüro für den Deutsch-Italienischen Dialog / Ufficio per il dialogo italo-tedesco” would like to contribute to this with a new web seminar series “Deutsch-Italienische Dialogue / Dialoghi italo-tedeschi”. The German-Italian Centre for the European Dialogue Villa Vigoni takes up the initiative of the “Fachbüro” in its new, extended web programme. In this way a broad virtual lecture and discussion forum is created. The common goal is to enrich the debates between Italy and Germany for a common Europe from political, (cultural) historical, economic and social perspectives. The aim of Villa Vigoni’s novel cooperation with external partners such as the “Fachbüro für den deutsch-italienischen Dialog” is to give additional impetus to German-Italian relations in these difficult times and to offer the interested public a broad range of topics.
Dr. Karoline Rörig in conversation with Prof. Carlo Cottarelli, director of the Osservatorio sui conti pubblici italiani, Milan
Dr. Karoline Rörig in conversation with Alexandra Geese, member of the European Parliament (group Die Grünen/EFA)
Dr. Karoline Rörig in conversation with Prof. Dr. Christian Jansen (University of Trier) and Prof. Carlo Spagnolo (University of Bari)
Dr. Karoline Rörig in conversation with Prof. Enrico Giovannini