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19th Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World

Date 10.03.2019

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural program to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. The initiative was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca, which was subsequently joined by the Swiss Confederation, where Italian is one of the country’s official languages. During these past eighteen years, the Week of the Italian Language in the World has ended up representing the Foreign Ministry’s privileged Italian promotion channel in terms of the number of activities simultaneously organized all over the world. This success story is due to the growing engagement of the Italian and Italian-speaking communities abroad, along with local cultural institutions and a host of writers, poets, artists, teachers and academics who have passionately enlivened all the past editions by taking part in hundreds of conferences, meetings, lectures, refresher courses, thus opening a cultural and intercultural dialogue with other writers, artists, intellectuals and representatives of civil society in a large number of Countries. Since 2013, the theme of the Week has dealt with the world of business and culture, highlighting the link between language and creativity.

The 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, scheduled to take place from 21 to 27 October 2019, will be dedicated to “Italian and the stage”.

For events in Los Angeles visit the Italian Cultural Institute website.