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Le idee di Expo

Expo after Expo: the legacy of Expo 2015. The work starts now

Editorial / Redazione Expo 2015

The speeches, the testimonies and the final assessments of those who made this Universal Exposition possible. From institutional representatives to partners, from exponents of the academic and research world to the NGOs. The principal protagonists of an event which everyone now describes as a success followed one another on and off the stage of the Auditorium in Expo Milano 2015. All agreed that this event cannot just close on October 31. After sowing the seeds for six months, now is the time to preserve the model and harvest its fruits, working to concretely implement the principles expressed in the Milan Charter. For this reason, over 200 experts gathered in 26 different thematic tables to launch the next phase of the huge project that began on February 2 in the Hangar Bicocca.

Thank you, Italy, for generously hosting FAO since 1951

Culture / José Graziano da Silva

A great welcome to you, here today to commemorate with us the birth of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO. We were born in Quebec, on 16 October 1945.

Sustainable development: all the discussion tables working on the Charter of Milan

Editorial / Redazione Expo 2015

An overview of the first topic area, where the principles for providing a safe and fair future to the citizens of the world are reaffirmed. The table groups explore topics ranging from the right to food, to ambitious goals for tourism and business. Issues such as the fight against counterfeit goods and the agromafia will also be addressed.

Anthropology: all the discussion tables working on the Charter of Milan

Editorial / Redazione Expo 2015

An overview of the second topic area, which seeks to put forward ideas linked to food culture as energy for a harmonious coexistence. Topics covered range from the relationship of food as it relates to religion and culture, via the importance of food education and sport, to the role of women, and the fight against food waste.

Agricolture and Food: all the discussion tables working on the Charter of Milan

Editorial / Redazione Expo 2015

An overview of the third topic area, where contributions from experts aim to open up new approaches to agriculture and food in the world. International participants address issues related to cooperation for development, and the themes covered within the Clusters at Expo Milano 2015. Scientific research is at the heart of the debate, that ranges from innovation in agriculture to findings on food security, and the fight against obesity.

Urban sociology: all the discussion tables working on the Charter of Milan

Editorial / Redazione Expo 2015

An overview of the fourth topic area, which aims to foster debate on the urban planning of the future, the focus being on the city, with options ranging from “smart” to “slow” cities. The topics covered also address the fight against poverty, and for legality, with Milan playing a key role. Indeed, together with the Region of Lombardy, the group will outline goals for the Expo Milano 2015 site after the World Exposition ends.

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s Prime Minister: 2015 is set to be our “Best Year Yet”

Editorial / Emanuela Taverna

If we all play our part, Expo Milano 2015 will be a huge opportunity, and will showcase just what Italy has the potential to be, a great country, as well as a wellspring of hope and enthusiasm, says Matteo Renzi, Italy’s president of the Italian Council of Ministers.

Salvatore Veca: The Charter of Milan will be straightforward, accessible, yet eloquent

Editorial / Emanuela Taverna

Philosopher, Expo Milano 2015 Ambassador, and curator of Laboratorio Expo, Salvatore Veca described what was achieved on Saturday February 7, at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan, as the first stage of an extensive process of exploration and enrichment.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Brazil has proved that world hunger can be eliminated

Editorial / Emanuela Taverna

Thanks to the Brazilian government’s Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) initiative, a significant portion of the country’s poor has been lifted out of extreme poverty. While the battle is not over yet, it can teach the world the value of a concrete public policy program backed by adequate funding.

Umberto Veronesi and Giancarlo Caselli: Reinforcing the Meaning of the Charter of Milan

Lifestyle / Stefano Carnazzi

Umberto Veronesi has "boundless merit", to quote Roberto Arditti, which includes having been the first to suggest the idea of a Charter of Milan as part of the Universal Exposition’s legacy. Giancarlo Caselli now oversees the Anti-Agro-Mafia Unit for Coldiretti, the Federation of Italian Farmers. Both Veronesi and Caselli were present at the event entitled the Expo of Ideas, which marked the first stage for the Charter of Milan, to reinforce the core message of Expo Milano 2015.

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