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13-Dec-16 13:19. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Emilia Romagna bans children without vaccinations from nursery

The Emilia Romagna regional council has ruled that Children who haven't received their vaccinations will not be allowed to attend nursery in the region. The main reason is to protect the weakest children, who for health reasons, may not be able to be vaccinated and thus are exposed to contagion.

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13-Dec-16 13:15. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Italian is now the 4th most studied language worldwide

Italian is at the fourth place in terms of the most-studied languages worldwide. This means Italian is growing in popularity as a foreign language around the world. The reasons for learning the language range from family ties to food and culture appreciation. The number of foreigners studying Italian has risen to 2,233,373 in the 2015/16 academic year - up from 1,700,000 the previous year. According to the General Assembly of the Italian Language in the World, student numbers have shown a particular increase in France and Germany but also in Australia and the USA. In the rankings of the most popular studied languages we see English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Italian. The top three have clear CV-boosting potentials but the appeal of Italian is somewhat less obvious.

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07-Nov-16 11:52. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (2)

Italian language grows in popularity

Italian is at the fourth place in terms of the most-studied languages worldwide. This means Italian is growing in popularity as a foreign language around the world. The reasons for learning the language range from family ties to food and culture appreciation. The number of foreigners studying Italian has risen to 2,233,373 in the 2015/16 academic year - up from 1,700,000 the previous year. According to the General Assembly of the Italian Language in the World, student numbers have shown a particular increase in France and Germany but also in Australia and the USA.

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07-Nov-16 11:49. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (4)

Sex Education Initiative to tackle violent crimes

According to figures from women's rights organization “Telefono Rosa”, last year alone 128 women in Italy were victims of femicide, while thousands more have suffered domestic abuse or were victims of stalking. Figures from Istat released in 2015 showed that the majority of femicides and rapes in Italy are carried out by partners or ex-partners. The overall number of incidents have declined slightly but acts of violence are becoming more serious, with more women risking their lives. Currently, sex education is totally lacking from the Italian school curriculum. The Italian feminist association FCome argues that introducing classes on sex education, consent, and gendered violence, into the Italian school curriculum, is necessary in order to tackle the "wave" of violent crimes against women.

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07-Nov-16 11:47. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (3)

World's first dedicated wine educational school to open in Perugia

The “wine school”, the world's first and more authoritative educational centre dedicated to wine is going to open in Perugia. To realise this project Perugia's “Università dei Sapori”, which offers a wide variety of culinary courses, and the Umbria's branch of Italy's Foundation of Sommeliers (FISU) joined together in a partnership. The “Università dei sapori” is a training centre promoted by Confcommercio Perugia to create, develop and spread expertise, professionalism, and the culture of Umbria in Italy and worldwide.

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11-Oct-16 16:25. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Almost 40% of Italian teenagers are habitual smokers

Italy is the European country with the highest number of teenage smokers, as was revealed by a research carried out in 2015 by Espad (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs) on students aged 15-16. Almost 2 in 5 Italian teens are “habitual smokers”. The survey showed that Italian students smoked significantly more than their peers. Apparently 37 percent of students from 15 to 16 are smokers or occasional smokers. This data is well above the average of 21 percent recorded in the 35 European countries surveyed.

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11-Oct-16 16:21. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Young Italians not fleeing the nest

ISTAT reported that nearly 7 million young Italians live with their parents. This number represents 62.5% of the population under 35. They are students by 35.5% and unemployed people by 29.7%. The remaining 31.8% are workers. The overall number of under 35 Italians living at home is quite high considering that the European average of young people living at home is 48.1%.

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11-Oct-16 16:19. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Anti bullying (including cyber) legislation drafted

The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a draft legislation to prevent bullying and cyber bullying. It has now to be approved by the Senate. Its approval comes days after Italy's privacy tsar ruled that an Italian court had not considered the online publication of a sex tape as an illegal breach of privacy. The woman, Tiziana Cantone, had moved from city to city and changed her name in order to escape the humiliation before killing herself.

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11-Oct-16 16:14. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)

Legislation to prevent bullying drafted

The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a draft legislation to prevent bullying and cyber bullying. It has now to be approved by the Senate. Its approval comes days after Italy's privacy tsar ruled that an Italian court had not considered the online publication of a sex tape as an illegal breach of privacy. The woman, Tiziana Cantone, had moved from city to city and changed her name in order to escape the humiliation before killing herself.

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28-Jun-16 13:05. By | Comments (0)

OGI 2016

OGI 2016 was as always a great success! The Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana was held on the 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016 at Allianz Park (formerly Copthall Stadium). OGI was founded in 1978 by St Peter's Italian Club in London and is a the three-day Olympic event, regardless of ability, dedicated to all young people in the Italian communities of the UK. The 2016 Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana Champions are AS Londra Sud. The winners of the Les Rickard Award were Stanmore & Hendon and the Mazzini Garibaldi Sportsmanship trophy went to Southgate. The event was presenced by Marco Amelia and Massimiliano Mazzanti (Italian Console Generale).

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