The organisation Tempo Scelto, in collaboration with the Municipality of Castiglione del Lago and the University of Perugia, organised a meeting with expert in the field of European Union and European policies.
Due to the Covid restrictions only 50 people attended the event.

The Mayor of Castiglione and the President of the Union of Municipalities of Trasimeno talked about the importance of European Union for this area, in term of investments, infrastructures, cultural and social events and school life.
Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreigner Affairs and International Cooperation, also took part and talked about the Faro Convention (for the importance of the role of the local communities to enhance and protect local heritage). She also explained to the participants what an ECI is.

Professor Leonardo Ventura, manager in the Ministry for Culture and Education, explained the importance of European Union and Commission in these 2 field. He presented some best practices of the Italian Minister in terms of cooperation in Cultural, Heritage and Education fields. Cristina Strappaghetti from Europe Direct office of Perugia talked about the opportunities promoted by the Europe Direct Offices, like trainings, meetings, information, seminars.

Simone Petrucci, from the European Lab of the Municipality of Castiglione del Lago showed some Erasmus+ and Europe for citizens projects developed in Castiglione del Lago, for adults, students and youth.
Mariella Morbidelli, trainer Erasmus+ made a presentation of the training developed by the project partners, in collaboration with the Ligue de l’Enseignement of Paris.

Eventually, participants were invited to ask questions to the guests. Among the participants were present students from the University of Perugia, responsibles of NGOs, administrative e political delegates, teachers and professors, headmasters.
The questions were focused overall on:
– The new European Programme 2021-2027;
– The importance of Europe for the conservation of heritage and cultural places;
– The opportunity offered by Europe to the local schools;
– The opportunity offered by Europe to NGOs, Municipalities, and small enterprises;
– The Convention of Faro and the opportunities for local communities;
– Immigration
– Financial questions on recovery fund and European support in period of crisis.

Short video of the event