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