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From the Great War battlefields to a united Europe.

From the Great War battlefields to a united Europe.

From the Great War battlefields to a united Europe

This is the title of the conference I organized in collaboration with the Representation of the European Commission in Italy and which was held on Thursday 25 October 2018 at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan.

It was a conference to tell the experience of my photographic reportage. A reportage that brought me along the Alps and the Carpathians with the purpose to remember the terrifying Great War battles.

The conference opened with the greetings of Massimo Gaudina, Head of the Representation in Milan of the European Commission and of Bruno Marasà, Head of the European Parliament Office in Milan.

Then I told about the emotional origins of my reportage “here they fought”, which were the impressions, and how this experience changed my perception.

My speech was followed by the ones of Fausto Biloslavo, war reporter; Riccardo Perissich, Senior Fellow of School of European Political Economy – LIUSS and Antonio Padoa Schioppa, Historian of Law.

The photos of the exhibition “Here we fought! 1914 – 1918 “, exhibited in several European countries, accompanied the conference.

 

A leap into the dark past of Europe

The conference purpose was to highlight how, this leap into the dark past of Europe, is a tool to provide an interpretative key on contemporary society.

Is an instrument of historical memory to understand the origins of the European Union as we know it today. The testimony of how the European programs have influenced this historical research by giving it a broad perception and of how the European Union law have concretely facilitated this reportage across many different European nations.

The speakers dealt with the topic on the basis of their personal and professional experiences, providing an overview that from the Great War shifted to contemporary conflicts. It was a chance to underline success and critical issues of the European Union.

The event was organized in collaboration with the Representation of the European Commission in Italy and it was part of Milano Montagna 2018 Festival program.

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