Luiss Cultural Heritage Initiative : Opening meeting

Ven, 12/03/2021 - 09:30 / 14:30

Sala Colonne, Viale Pola

Speaker: Roundtable with Opening Remarks by Giovanna Melandri and Lorenzo Casini ,

Luiss Cultural Heritage Initiative : Opening meeting- Developing Cultural Heritage in the light of the PNRR and Next Generation EU

The Luiss Cultural Heritage Initiative arises from the fact that cultural  heritage is of enormous political, social and economic importance but progress depends on cooperation between different organisations and people who are often separated between public, private and third sectors and different territorial levels. The need for cooperation has become more urgent with the Next Generation EU and PNRR spending programmes, where sustainable concrete proposals are needed. In response, the Luiss Cultural Heritage Initiative offers a new format for in-depth analysis and reflection on the relationships between developing cultural heritage and  political, economic and social change. More specifically, it brings together academics, local, national, and international administrators and policy makers, directors of cultural institutes, and representatives of the associative and entrepreneurial worlds, to create a network of protagonists in the cultural heritage and creative sectors. The events will reflect on common strategies that place culture at the centre of social and economic recovery and allow participants to cooperate to engage in new forms of cooperation.  Luiss University intends to promote dialogue, analyses and cooperation, pursuing its mission of research and teaching for the benefit of professionals, researchers and students.
The launch event for this initiative will take place on Friday 3 December, from 9.30 to 14.30 at Luiss headquarters in Rome. It  will be an occasion for analysis and discussion concerning the opportunities that Recovery Plan funds offer for cultural heritage and cultural institutions. The discussion will include opening remarks by Lorenzo Casini, chief of staff of the Ministry of Culture, and a round table that will include local administrators, directors of national museums, representatives of the third sector, and academics.

Academic Organizer: prof. Mark Thatcher

Convenor: dott.ssa Anna Pirri Valentini



Alessandro Speciale - Rome bureau chief, Bloomberg News 

Andrea Prencipe -  Professor of Organisation and Innovation and Magnificent Rector, Luiss Guido Carli 

Christian Greco – Director of Museo Egizio, Turin 

Claudia Striato – Director of Fondazione Alessandro Volta 

Cristina Alaimo - Assistant Professor (Research) in Digital Economy and Society, Luiss Guido Carli  

Flaminia Gennari Santori – Director of Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica - Palazzo Barberini Galleria Corsini, Rome 

Francesca Cappelletti – Director of Galleria Borghese, Rome 

Francesca Velani – Coordinator of Parma 2020+21; Director of LuBeC – Lucca Beni Culturali 

Giacomo di Thiene – National President of A.D.S.I. – Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane 

Giovanna Melandri – President of “Fondazione MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo” 

Lorenzo Casini – Professor of Administrative Law at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca; Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Culture (MIC) 

Luciano Monti – Professor of EU Policy, Luiss Guido Carli 

Ludovico Solima – Professor of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Università della Campania "L. Vanvitelli" 

Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli – Rome's superintendent of cultural heritage 

Mark Thatcher - Professor of Public Policy, Luiss Guido Carli 

Pier Luigi Petrillo - UNESCO Chair Professor on Comparative Law and Intangible Cultural Heritage, University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza. 

Simona Romani - Professor of Consumer Behaviour and Deputy Rector, Luiss Guido Carli 

Sofia Ranchordas - Professor of Public Law, University of Groningen; Professor of Law, Innovation, and Sustainability