Friday the 1st of November the annual meeting of the Embassy and Consular networks took place under Italian Law ex.art 6 legge 286/2003. In a meeting chaired and hosted by the new Ambassador of Italy H.E Francesca Tardioli in the presence of the Italian consuls in Australia, Italian MP and Senator, CGIE, Presidents of Com.It.Es and the heads of the Istituto della Cultura of Sydney and Melbourne to provide an update of projects of 2019 and those planned for 2020 across the country that aim to benefit the Italians’ abroad across the different states.

It was an important meeting to provide an update to the ambassador of the differences in needs and issues across the states as well as to promote and share ideas for 2020.

Com.It.Es SA presented our newly published project on the South Australian Italian community after 3-years of work which will be published shortly for the public in an attempt to provide an contemporary insight on the current issues that exist in the SA Italian-Australian community.

This meeting was also the last meeting of our current Consul of Italy Dott.ssa Roberta Ronzitti as she departs for Italy in December. Our President of Com.It.Es Dr Christian Verdicchio made special mention of her fantastic work in the Italian community over the last 4-years and thanked her for her amazing work in promoting and representing Italy and South Australia.