Paris, France, Monday 24 April 2023
- The Bid Committee EXPO 2030 Roma visited today the General Secretariat of the CIHEAM in Paris, welcomed by the Secretary-General Mr Miano
- The meeting was the opportunity to present the Italian Project for EXPO 2030 “People and Territories: Imagining new Habitats” and to highlight its points of synergy with the actions and priorities of the CIHEAM
- On this occasion, the CIHEAM has been recalled for its decisive role as an actor in cooperation and development in the Mediterranean and beyond
24 April 2023, Paris (France) -The Secretary-General of the CIHEAM, Mr Teodoro Miano, welcomed at the General Secretariat the Italian Bid Committee EXPO 2030 Roma composed by its Director-General Mr Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Ambassador Antonio Bernardini, Ambassador Luca Sabbatucci (Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Organisations in Paris) and his advisor Mrs Silvia Maria Lucia Santangelo. The meeting was the perfect opportunity to present the Italian project for EXPO 2030: in this regard, Rome, at the very heart of the Mediterranean, has been described as the most suitable venue to host an international platform for countries to meet and discuss existing and future challenges concerning social inequalities, the development of rural areas, waste management, and much more.
In addition, being Rome one of the capitals with larger green and agricultural space, it could represent a different kind of horizontal city, more inclusive and sustainable from both the social and ecological viewpoints. These features of the Italian proposal converge with a great number of CIHEAM’s priorities, especially when it comes to enhancing the resilience of existing territories and including vulnerable communities.
Finally, during the meeting, it was recalled the key role that the CIHEAM plays in the Mediterranean and beyond as a powerful vector for cooperation, development, and capacity-building through educational programs and technical assistance.
ROMA ITALIA EXPO 2030
Italy is one of the signatory countries of the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) Statute. The country has been involved in Expos since the 1851 Great Exhibition in London and hosted its first World Expo in Milan in 1906. Since then, Italy has participated in most Expos and has hosted five Specialised Expos - Expo 1953 Rome, Expo 1954 Naples, Expo 1955 Turin, Expo 1961 Turin, and Expo 1992 Genoa – as well as World Expo 2015 in Milan.For the forthcoming EXPO 2030, Italy has proposed Rome as the host city, with a project revolving around the question “How can we live and prosper in an increasingly uncertain, unforgiving, and more complex world?”. L'objectif de l'EXPO Roma 2030 serait de mettre l'accent sur le pouvoir des communautés et des partenariats au sein des territoires comme le plus grand espoir de construire un avenir véritablement durable pour tous.