A meeting dedicated to Albanian culture is organized for Albania's Independence Day. Italian and Albanian scholars take turns offering insights into the history and cultural and artistic heritage of Albania and the cultural link between Italy and Albania. The meeting ends with the musical performance of the "Grupi Artistik i Valleve Shqiponjat". The event, organized by the Italian-Albanian cultural association "Besa", is promoted by the Embassy of Albania in Italy and by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Padua.
Padua 3 December 2017 - At the Auditorium of the San Gaetano Cultural Center, in Via Altinate 71, from 9.30 on Sunday 3 December 2017, a cultural meeting will take place entitled: OPEN DAY- In Padua, Albania tells its story.
In the presence of SEAmbassador Anila Lani Bitri, of the Honorary Consul of Albania in Padua Paolo Rossi Chauvenet and Italian and Albanian professors and scholars, experts in various fields (archaeological, historical, educational, religious and economic) will address issues that identify the common points between the two countries, with particular attention to the Paduan territory. In an increasingly globalized world, stimulating discussion and deepening new frontiers of coexistence and integration between peoples is undoubtedly a multidisciplinary process.
The event is promoted byEmbassy of Albania in Italy, from Honorary Consulate of Albania in Padua, from Municipality of Padua - Department of Culture- and from the newborn Italian-Albanian Cultural Association "Besa", based in Padua, as part of the celebrations for the 105 years of theIndependence of Albania from the Ottoman Empire.
The Albanian communities around the world, together with their homeland, celebrate Independence Day or Flag Day on the day of the 28 November. In the 1912 a group of patriots proclaimed the independence of the country from the Ottoman Empire and formed the first government of independent Albania under the aegis of its Prime Minister, Qemal Bei Vlora.
The declaration was proclaimed in the coastal city of Vlora, as in case of siege and difficulty, the fragile government could have taken refuge abroad and operated in neighboring Italy. Also on that occasion the Albanians saw in Italy a way of salvation.
All the interventions of the day will therefore be aimed at emphasizing the closeness of the two peoples and the characteristics that unite their millenary history.
According to ISTAT data of 1 January 2017, in Italy Albanian 448.407 reside, of these 34.758 live and work in Veneto, of which 6.298 in Padua and Province. The Albanian community is very large and well integrated. Many of them in recent years have also become Italian citizens; this phenomenon has its roots in the proximity and history that over the centuries has united them and made them similar. It should also be said that the recent economic events have brought not only the Albanians to Italy, but also many Italians and Venetians, in particular, to the Country of the Eagles. This evolution underlines once again the role of the Adriatic, a point of union and a place of economic, commercial and cultural exchanges.
History is made up of events that have happened and events that have yet to take place. We hope that Italy and Albania in the future will be protagonists of the stability and progress of the Balkans and the Mediterranean in a European framework.
- Sunday 3 December 2017, from 9: 30 to 13: 00
- Auditorium of the Cultural Center
- The program is downloadable here.
- Free admission
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