Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai and ESOF2020: together to promote science in innovation and sustainable development

Italy at Expo Dubai with ESOF2020 Trieste to promote science in innovation and in sustainable development

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the General Commissariat for the Italian Section at Expo Dubai and ESOF2020 (EuroScience Open Forum), the important event that will take place in Trieste July 5th to 9th to discuss science, technology, innovation and sustainability.

The goal of the document, signed by the commissary Paolo Glisenti and by ESOF2020 champion Stefano Fantoni, is to promote progress, freedom, the dissemination of science and its peaceful application by supporting scientific and technological initiatives, both national and international, on the occasion of the Universal Exposition taking place in Dubai from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021.

“The goal of this ‘twinning’ between Trieste European City of Science 2020 and Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai” – said the General Commissary For Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai, Paolo Glisenti –  is to strengthen the scientific, cultural and economic role of our Country in the wider Mediterrean area, as a reference point for the scientific community in the European Union, and to engage even more the scientific community in central eastern European countries. It’s an initiative that proves the value of our scientific diplomacy in the international arena, reaffirming the role of science as a key tool for an inclusive social development. I believe – he continued - that the involvement of the Italian and European scientific community at EXPO 2020 Dubai could be of great importance in the promotion, communication and diffusion of projects of strategic relevance and international interest in the realms of sustainable development, life sciences and environmental security, in the larger framework of the BluMed economy which brought us to work side by side with CNR (National Research Council) and many other universities and research centers”.

“ Trieste European City of Science 2020 will be under the banner of sustainability” says Stefano Fantoni, ESOF2020 Trieste’s Champion. “Science and technology plays a vital role in the promotion of a vision of inclusive progress, respecting the environment, ethically shared with the whole society, optimist in its design of cities, businesses and communities where no one is left out. At the EuroScience Open Forum, which is the apex of the Celebration of Trieste as reference point for the European knowledge-based society, we will discuss these themes and we’re glad to be able to bring to Expo 2020 Dubai the results of such an important meeting of which Italy should be proud."

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