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07-Nov-16 11:47. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (3)

World's first dedicated wine educational school to open in Perugia

The “wine school”, the world's first and more authoritative educational centre dedicated to wine is going to open in Perugia. To realise this project Perugia's “Università dei Sapori”, which offers a wide variety of culinary courses, and the Umbria's branch of Italy's Foundation of Sommeliers (FISU) joined together in a partnership. The “Università dei sapori” is a training centre promoted by Confcommercio Perugia to create, develop and spread expertise, professionalism, and the culture of Umbria in Italy and worldwide.

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11-Oct-16 16:25. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Almost 40% of Italian teenagers are habitual smokers

Italy is the European country with the highest number of teenage smokers, as was revealed by a research carried out in 2015 by Espad (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs) on students aged 15-16. Almost 2 in 5 Italian teens are “habitual smokers”. The survey showed that Italian students smoked significantly more than their peers. Apparently 37 percent of students from 15 to 16 are smokers or occasional smokers. This data is well above the average of 21 percent recorded in the 35 European countries surveyed.

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11-Oct-16 16:21. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Young Italians not fleeing the nest

ISTAT reported that nearly 7 million young Italians live with their parents. This number represents 62.5% of the population under 35. They are students by 35.5% and unemployed people by 29.7%. The remaining 31.8% are workers. The overall number of under 35 Italians living at home is quite high considering that the European average of young people living at home is 48.1%.

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11-Oct-16 16:19. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Anti bullying (including cyber) legislation drafted

The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a draft legislation to prevent bullying and cyber bullying. It has now to be approved by the Senate. Its approval comes days after Italy's privacy tsar ruled that an Italian court had not considered the online publication of a sex tape as an illegal breach of privacy. The woman, Tiziana Cantone, had moved from city to city and changed her name in order to escape the humiliation before killing herself.

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11-Oct-16 16:14. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Legislation to prevent bullying drafted

The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a draft legislation to prevent bullying and cyber bullying. It has now to be approved by the Senate. Its approval comes days after Italy's privacy tsar ruled that an Italian court had not considered the online publication of a sex tape as an illegal breach of privacy. The woman, Tiziana Cantone, had moved from city to city and changed her name in order to escape the humiliation before killing herself.

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28-Jun-16 13:05. By | Comments (0)

OGI 2016

OGI 2016 was as always a great success! The Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana was held on the 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016 at Allianz Park (formerly Copthall Stadium). OGI was founded in 1978 by St Peter's Italian Club in London and is a the three-day Olympic event, regardless of ability, dedicated to all young people in the Italian communities of the UK. The 2016 Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana Champions are AS Londra Sud. The winners of the Les Rickard Award were Stanmore & Hendon and the Mazzini Garibaldi Sportsmanship trophy went to Southgate. The event was presenced by Marco Amelia and Massimiliano Mazzanti (Italian Console Generale).

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25-May-16 16:20. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Demographic Trap to add pressure to young Italians?

Italy is getting close to what has been defined a “demographic trap”. The women born in the mid 80's, that is the would-be mothers, are less than the previous generation and very likely to have less children.

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05-May-16 16:42. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (2)

Engineering professionals, software developers and analysts urgently needed in Italy

In a country with unemployment at 11.7% it may seem a paradox, but If finding a job in Italy is very difficult at the moment, there are some sectors where vacancies remain unfilled for shortage of qualified personnel. So, while one Italian out of two is ready to go abroad to work, Italian companies seek engineering professionals, software developers and analysts. According to the figures, last year 41.8 percent of all vacancies for developers and analysts of software, were unfilled, or only filled temporarily. The same happened for 30 percent of vacancies for engineering professionals. In 2015 Italian companies planned to hire 722,000 people. 76,000, that is 10.6%, of them were difficult to find. The supply of workers was scarce and finding them took more than three months. Unioncamere and the Ministry of Labour, identified two primary reasons for this difficulty: the lack of skills and qualifications.

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14-Apr-16 16:36. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Wine on the school curriculum for 6 to 13 year olds?

Italian children aged between six and 13 might be taught about Italian wine as part of their school curriculum. The proposal, put forward by Dario Stefàno, from Italy's Left Ecology and Freedom party, has been laid out in a draft bill and it would see schoolchildren spending one hour a week learning about Italy's wine, the same amount of time children spend studying music and religion. Wine could be alternatively incorporated as modules into existing subjects such as biology, history and geography. If the bill becomes law Italian children will learn about the genesis, the mythology and history of wine in the Euro-Mediterranean culture and also Italian geography of the vines; vine cultivation, production of grapes and the winemaking process.

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19-Feb-16 14:19. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (28)

28 year old Italian Phd student dies in Cairo in mysterious circumstances

Giulio Regeni, 28-year-old Italian PhD student at Cambridge was found dead in Cairo. Italian authorities demanded a full investigation into his death. His body bore signs that he had been tortured. The Cambridge student had disappeared on January 25 on the fifth anniversary of the beginning of Egypt’s revolution.

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