The Italian Language and Culture at Peace’s service

The Italian Ministry of Defence and Società Dante Alighieri signed a new agreement aiming to deepen the cooperation between Italian Armed Forces and the Società in implementing joint initiatives both in national and international contexts. The objective is to widen the diffusion of Italian language and culture outside Italy through a more thorough cooperation between the two institutions. This will strengthen and facilitate the establishment of interpersonal and institutional relations between foreign and Italian actors, and it will also facilitate the certification of Italian as a foreign language.

During the announcement, the Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti underlined how the Italian language and culture have been characterised by continuous exchanges with different people. This aspect plays a role in the positive results obtained by the interventions of the Italian Armed Forces in foreign contexts. This is due, added the Minister, by the specificity of the Italian language and its influence on the humanitarian approach implemented by the Italian Armed Forces in conflict resolution operations.

Andrea Riccardi, President of Società Dante Alighieri, confirmed what said by the Minister Pinotti, highlighting how “the 400-strong Dante Committees’ network in the world represents ideally a place for peace where it is possible to promote our country and our values”. This is what inspires the new collaboration with the Italian Armed Forces, the President concluded.

However, the collaboration between Società Dante Alighieri and the Italian Army is an already thriving reality. In particular, the Dante Committee in Tripoli (Lebanon) has been collaborating for a long time with the Italian forces involved in the UNIFIL mission in Southern Lebanon, providing language courses to Lebanese military forces cooperating with the UN-sponsored mission. The Dante Committee in Amman (Jordan) also launched various projects with the Jordan Army, while in Kosovo the Società Dante Alighieri contributed to the creation of an Italian library in the city of Peja, where another Italian contingent is present.

Watch the video of the announcement.

Event for the Week of the Italian Language in the World

Memorable Soundtracks of Italian Cinema – Concert

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the XVII edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World has started today. This edition is titled “Italian at the cinema, Italian in the cinema”, and it will happen in Lebanon and worldwide starting from 16 october 2017.

To celebrate this occasion, the Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri and AZM Cultural Center are organising the concert “Memorable sountracks of the Italian Cinema”, performed by the duo Roberto Porroni (guitar) and Pier Filippo Barbano (flute). They will revisit the soundtracks of some of the most important masterpieces of Italian cinema. Join us Saturday 21 October at 18:30 at the AZM Cultural Center, Al Mina’. FREE ENTRANCE.

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  • – Cancion del amor dolido*
    – Cancion del fuego fatuo
    – El circulo magico
    – Danza del juego de amor
    – Asturiana
    – Polo
  • – Fantasia su “La gazza ladra” di Rossini
  • – Rondoncino
  • – For love one can die*
    – Love affair
    – Per le antiche scale
    – Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
  • ROTA
  • – La strada*
    – La dolce vita
    – Prove d’orchestra
    – 8 e ½
  • – Tango pour Claude*

*Transcriptions by Roberto Porroni

Alessandro Masi from Società Dante Alighieri interviewed at UnoMattina

On 25 September Alessandro Masi, Secretary General of Società Dante Alighieri, was interviewed during the broadcast program UnoMattina on RaiUno, the flagship channel of the Italian public television. He talked about the spreading of Italian language in the world and the many activities that Società Dante Alighieri is planning.

Enjoy the video of the interview with the subtitles provided by Dante Alighieri Lebanon.

Celebrating Società Dante Alighieri

It is September, and all around the world the activities of the committees of the Società Dante Alighieri are in full swing. Let’s spend a moment to recall what La Dante has accomplished in these long years.

Società Dante Alighieri is proud of being part of this great effort in spreading the Italian language and culture.

In Lebanon the Società Dante Alighieri is present with a committee based in Tripoli. Are you curious where you can find the other committees around the world? Check here!

And that is just one of the many results that the activities of Società Dante Alighieri achieve every year.

This kind of events is also happening near you! Check Dante Alighieri Lebanon’s Facebook page to receive continue updates on what we are organising!

Also, enjoy this video celebrating the Società Dante Alighieri and the amazing people that are part of it!

Società Dante Alighieri Spot

سوف تعجب بجمعية دانتي أليغييري ولجانها يفضل العمل الرائع الذي يقومون به بجميع انحاء العالم.تابع هذا الفيديو واكتشف كيف يمكن ان تصبح إيطاليا شغف الحياة.انضم الينا في دانتي أليغييري لبنان!You gotta love the Società Dante Alighieri and its committees for the amazing job done all around the world.Watch this video and discover how Italy can become a passion for life.Join us at Dante Alighieri Lebanon!

Posted by Dante Alighieri Lebanon on Thursday, September 28, 2017


Film Competition “AS INSIDE A MIRROR – Italy Viewed From Outside Italy”

Just a few days are left to participate the Film Competition “AS INSIDE A MIRROR – Italy Viewed From Outside Italy” promoted by the Società Dante Alighieri in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On the occasion of the 17th edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World,”As Inside a Mirror” gives young emerging filmmakers, aged between 18 and 26 years of all nationalities, the opportunity to express their idea of and their relationship with Italy. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2017.

The prizes include:

  • a trip to Rome for the first place,
  • a course of Italian language and culture in one of “Dante” 4 schools in Italy for the second,
  • and a series of theme publications for the third place.

There is also a Special Prize from Switzerland, to be assigned to the best film produced by residents in Switzerland, who will win an access pass to every film showing of the 2018 edition of Locarno Festival.

For conditions and rules please visit the Italian Embassy Website.

Buona fortuna a tutti!