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In the best of all possible worlds, the concept of association that I favour is one that generates existential wealth, that transforms assets, resources and enthusiasm into something perfectly tangible for all the members. A sort of science fiction machine that generates the best possible future to give meaning to the past.
What are we except memories and voices? What can we give if not a testimony? If we were lucky enough one day to trigger this mechanism, to make it live and flourish, perhaps we would have given something truly great that doesn’t come out of a morality, a faith or a corporation, but that comes directly from our hearts to give meaning to what we are.
(Sul volo Lione – Amsterdam del 13/06/2018) – Paolo A. Valenti

Paolo Valenti


A journalist and producer at EuroNews, he has worked with leading Italian daily newspapers and magazines. He focuses mainly on international and cultural issues.

Francesco Rapazzini

A professional journalist since 1992, he has lived in Paris since 1995. He works as a freelance correspondent from France for a number of newspapers (Bell’Europa, Charta) and radio stations (Agenzia AreaNews, Radio Città Futura), covering French politics, arts and business.

Stella Emolo

Born in Naples and graduated from ther Unersity of Salerno in communications, Stella first embarked on a path centered around environmental communication and fundraising for non-governmental organizations. She now strives to combine her skills to make a meaningful contribution to the world

Paola Cairo

Paola CAIRO was born to a Calabrian father and a Roman mother, and has lived in Rome ever since. After graduating in Classics, she enrolled at Rome’s LUMSA University (Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta), where she obtained a degree in Journalism (1997) with a thesis entitled “I media italiani all’estero: TV, radio e giornali fuori d’Italia”.

Giacomo Mazzone


Manager with 30 years’ experience in the news and international relations sector, journalist by training, with a wealth of experience with international companies and organizations (RAI, Euronews, Eurosport, EBU, etc.).

Roberta Alberotanza

Roberta Alberotanza holds several bachelor’s and master’s degrees in literature, librarianship and institutional communications, and has led a rich career in various European, UN and Italian cultural institutions.

Credits Castaldi Partners

Ivan Callari

A member of the Grenoble and Milan Bars, Ivan Callari specialises in employment law. He is involved in CastaldiPartners’ Labour practice and is contributing to the development of CastaldiPartners’ Lyon office.  From 2005 to 2012 he was legal counsel at Union Industrielle (UDIMEC) in Grenoble, where he set up a specific assistance unit in international mobility law.

Roberta Lombardo Hurstel

Sharing her life between Paris, Strasbourg and Venice, Roberta Lombardo Hurstel is passionate about Art. After a key period as head of the press department of the Venice City Council’s Department of Cultural Affairs, she went on to develop a career as a journalist, event organiser, teacher and communications consultant.

Maria Bologna

Maria Bologna is a passionate journalist. For years she has been working for various Italian, French and Monegasque media, reporting on current affairs and unusual news from the Principality.

Andrea Barolini


A professional journalist since 2006, he has been living in Grenoble (France) since 2011. He is co-author of the documentary “Un jour en Italie” (one day in Italy), broadcast on the Franco-German channel Arte, and has taken part in the Déchiffrage documentaries.

Annalisa Cappellini

Born and raised in Parma, Italy, and sincerely european, Annalisa Cappellini lives in Paris since 2014.
She spent years in hard news journalism and she is now working for french business broadcast BFM Business.

Maria Grazia Galati

Maria Grazia Galati was born in Milan. She is Italian and Luxembourgish. She is a journalist and writer. After a long experience of living and working in several cities around the world (London, New York, Hong, Lisbon) she moved to Luxembourg City, where she established PassaParola asbl ( with Paola Cairo.

Rita Del Prete

Journalist at Euronews since 1994, the TV channel based in Lyon. Covers international news 24/7 in 13 languages.

Between 1991-1994 producer in Italy for in-depth programmes on RAI-TG2, journalist and announcer for radio news Dimensione Suono.