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In this issue

In this issue - ATLANTIS

Serena Antoniazzi. Writer.


Domenico Letizia. Writer and Geopolitical Analist.


Giuseppe Morabito. Ambassador.


Riccardo Palmerini. Reasercher.


Stefania Schipani. Istat Researcher. Graduated in International Political Sciences. Specialized in Environmental Economics, she collaborates with the University of Tor Vergata. 


Romano Toppan, Professor.



Appointments in the World

Appointments in the World - ATLANTIS

Presidential elections 

in Argentina 

27 October

Presidential vote in Argentina with a possible second ballot on November 24th.



Renewal of all European institutional leaders 

31  October

Final date for the renewal of European summits. The five-year mandate of the President of the European Commission and of the ECB (European Central Bank) expires, a position held for eight years by the Italian Mario Draghi.



Annual summit of the 21 Asia-Pacific countries (APEC) in Santiago, Chile

16-17 November:

This year’s focus will be the digital economy and the role of women in economic growth.


53rd Anniversary of UNICEF

Established by the UN General Assembly on 11 December 1946 as an emergency fund to assist children in European countries (including Italy) in the post-war phase, in 1953 UNICEF became permanent.


Winter Course on Environmental Crimes

16-20 December 2019

Knowledge and analysis of the dynamics connected to crimes against the environment are increasingly central to national and international policies due to the nature and incidence of these criminal cases that put the population and ecosystems at risk.

In order to promote a greater knowledge of these phenomena, UNICRI and the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) organize a Winter Course on environmental crimes. The course will be held in Rome at SIOI from 16 to 20 December 2019.


Russia will begin to supply China with natural gas

December 20

The energy agreement, signed between the two great powers in 2014, will take place through the 4,000 km Siberian gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”. The contract lasts 30 years and provides for an annual supply of 38 billion cubic meters of gas.






Anniversary in nine: 1849, The Ascent of Cavour

Anniversary in nine: 1849, The Ascent of Cavour - ATLANTIS

The Ascent of Cavour



7 May 1849 - First government of Massimo d’Azeglio.



The Risorgimento made this vision of Piedmont a stronghold of Italian freedom by this new president of the Council.

The elections of 15 July 1849 led, however, to a new, albeit weak, majority of the Democrats. Cavour was re-elected, but D’Azeglio persuaded Vittorio Emanuele II to dissolve the Chamber of Deputies and on November 20, 1849 the King issued the proclamation of Moncalieri, with which he invited his people to elect moderate candidates who were not in favor of a new war . On 9 December the assembly was re-elected, which finally expressed an overwhelming vote in favor of peace. Among those elected was Cavour who, at the Turin I board, obtained 307 votes against the opponent’s 98.

After the electoral success of December 1849 Cavour became one of the dominant figures in the Piedmontese political environment and was recognized as the guide of the moderate majority that had been formed.


Cavour, Camillo Benso count of. - Statista (Turin 1810 - there 1861). Officer of the genius (1827-31), he entered politics in 1847, founding the newspaper Il Risorgimento. Deputy (1848, 1849), he was several times minister (1850, 1851) and president of the council (1852). In 1860 he assumed full diplomatic control of the Garibaldian enterprise, which he counterbalanced with the annexations and subsequent plebiscites, which then allowed him to make his point of view prevail (unitary but monarchical) and to implement the legal transformation of the Kingdom of Sardinia into Kingdom of Italy, proclaiming Vittorio Emanuele II king of Italy (1861). Then he threw the premises of an action aimed at healing the relations between State and Church but he died before he was able to bring it to fruition. Animated by a liberal spirit, C. was among the most prominent figures of the Risorgimento, among the few men of the nineteenth-century Italian with European stature.


Cadet of Michael and Adele de Sellon, destined to the career of arms, from July 1824 page of Carlo Alberto, prince of Carignano, was disbarred in 1826, for a certain youthful intolerance of the rules and for the declared liberalism. Officer of the genius since 1827, he was transferred as a punishment to the fort of Bard for having expressed consent to the July revolution in France. This prompted him to resign (November 12, 1831). His political faith soon reached a firm basis: the juste milieu, the aversion to reaction and revolution; however, the search for an ubi consisted of practical activity was slower. He thought of joining him in agriculture and, administrator of the family assets (the castles of Santena and Trofarello, the estates of Leri and Grinzane), introduced you to the spirit of a modern business man. In the midst of the distrust of the conformist circles, Cavour was thus inserted into the subalpine reform movement, to which he cooperated both with direct initiatives (in 1838-39 he promoted kindergartens and kindergartens; in 1839 he was a member of the superior commission of statistics; in 1842 he was one of the founders of the Agricultural Association), both with his work as a publicist in the Bibliothèque universelle in Geneva, in the Revue nouvelle in Paris, in the Italian Antologia of Turin. The reform of the law on the press allowed C. to enter the real politics, with the foundation (1847) of the moderate newspaper Il Risorgimento, where he became patron of a constitution, though accentuating - especially after the Paris revolution of 1848 - a conservative need (census suffrage and single-member college). The Five Days of Milan pushed Cavour from the problems of internal politics to those of foreign policy and in the famous article The supreme hour of the Savoy monarchy supported the immediate intervention in favor of the insurgents. Elected deputy in the supplementary elections of June 26, 1848, beaten to those following the 22nd of January. 1849, he was favorable to the intervention in Tuscany against the revolutionary party and against the resumption of the war against Austria. Re-elected March 29, 1849, he supported the Ministry of Azeglio against the currents of the left, but after the proclamation of Moncalieri, in whose preparation he did not take part, and after the elections of 9 di Cavour 1849, which marked the defeat of extreme tendencies, changed political route identifying the danger no longer to the left but to the right. Meanwhile, the parliamentary position of Cavour, which had made the first major statement of its program on 7 May 1850, defending the Siccardi laws in the Chamber had been consolidated. entered 11 oct. 1850 in the cabinet of Azeglio as Minister of Agriculture and Commerce, realized - to the extent possible - its own ideal free-swinger with a whole series of commercial treaties (France, Belgium, England), on 19 April. 1851 he also assumed the Ministry of Finance and with a loan abroad and with new taxes managed to solve the financial problem, releasing Piedmont from financial subjection to the Rothschilds. However, the technical problems did not distract C. from the general politics and, in the face of d’Azeglio’s moderate attitude, he agreed in May 1852 with the “center left” of U. Rattazzi (the “union”), thus preparing the fall of the toilet. From this moment began the great policy that was to lead to the completion of the Italian Risorgimento. Forced to resign by the president of the council on 16 May 1852, having left the political scene with a trip abroad on 2 November. 1852 C. was designated by Vittorio Emanuele II, who had tried in vain to entrust the government to the head of the right wing Balbo, as the new president of the council. He immediately expressed a feverish activity, implementing almost completely, without sudden shocks, free trade. Many privileges of the aristocracy fell; the best of the political exiles in the state administration were hired, overcoming the mistrust of the subalpine; the suppression of religious corporations and mortars was sanctioned, bringing back a clear victory over the king, who had refused to sanction the law and forced Cavour to resign (26 April 1855), but had then to recall him (3 May). With this victory the parliamentary regime triumphed in Piedmont - at least in domestic if not in foreign politics - on the king’s personal power. Thanks to its liberal institutions, Piedmont was invested with a national mission: Cavour worked to achieve this mission and it was the alliance with France and England, dated 10 January 1855, with the consequent expedition to the Crimea, fruit of the the sovereign’s desire for dynastic prestige and his minister’s skilful political-liberal calculation, to give Cavour the right to put the Italian question in the Paris congress for the first time diplomatically before Europe (8 April 1856). The realization of the Cavour program proceeded nevertheless with an incessant struggle on two fronts: against the clerics and conservatives, which became threatening with the 1857 elections, and which Cavour contained by sacrificing Rattazzi (14 January 1858) and waving the specter of Mazzinianism and social upheaval , and against the Mazzinians and the ultra-democrats.

These, however, provided Cavour with the best weapons for his action and the attack by Felice Orsini against Napoleon III helped to remind the emperor of the urgency to resolve the Italian question. This led to the Plombières meeting of 21 July 1858: C. still had not earned the unitary-national idea and accepted the division of the peninsula into three large states. When the agreed war with Austria broke out in April 1859, the sudden armistice of Villafranca endangered the whole dream of Cavour, who preferred to resign and retire to Leri. But the Mazzinian-unified agitation had not passed in vain; nor did Cavour’s previous lines of conduct constitute a limitation to his freedom of action; the popular movement for the annexations of central Italy provided Cavour, who returned to power on 21 January 1860, with which to solve the problem radically. Annexed by plebiscite to Tuscany and the duchies of Parma and Modena (11-12 March), recognized to France, after plebiscite, Nice and Savoy (12-14 March), Cavour was therefore able to impose his diplomatic plan in the enterprise that Garibaldi was to carry out in Sicily; and, after the Garibaldian victories of Calatafimi and Palermo, in order not to miss the leadership of the national movement, he conceived and carried out the invasion of the Marche and Umbria so as to balance his successes and prevent him from a republican solution of the company. The attitude held by Garibaldi in the Teano interview gave Cavour the winning game; resolved the Garibaldian problem, the plebiscites of the Two Sicilies (21-22 October), of the Marche and Umbria (4 and 5 November) took place, Cavour could rightly legally transform the Kingdom of Sardinia into the Kingdom of Italy. He proclaimed Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy (17 March 1861) and with the negotiations held in Rome by his father Cavour Passaglia and by avour. Pantaleoni and with those carried out in Paris by O. Vimercati laid the foundations for the solution (but death prevented him from proceeding this way) of the problem of relations between State and Church on the basis of that principle of religious freedom, which had been the most intimate source of his liberalism. Thus all his ideal and practical life was concluded in absolute consistency. A tenacious man, concrete, positive, with broad visions of domestic and foreign politics, Cavour gave a diplomatic and monarchical solution to the Risorgimento; lastly and in the final phase, in a resolutely unitary sense (and here a substantial victory of Mazzini’s program is to be seen). Something of the Mazzinian pathos and the democratic opening of the first battles was lost in the realistic vision of the subtle diplomat, but the profound liberal faith that animated him, the loyalty with which he kept faith with the Statute and parliamentary practice meant that the new Kingdom of Italy arose heir of the liberal-national passion of the century XIX °. 


Cuntry Focus: Turkey and immigrants from Syria

Cuntry Focus: Turkey and immigrants from Syria - ATLANTIS


Turkey and immigrants from Syria

 The work of non-profit organization “We are".

Although it appears to have fallen back into general oblivion, the Syrian conflict continues to generate terror, pain and death. Among the countries that have been indirectly involved in the conflict is Turkey, which through the reception and location of refugee camps has become a central partner of Europe, as well as a country to be deepened for its policies of reception and protection of refugees Syrians. To understand the importance of this phenomenon we recall that during the last local elections in Turkey in 2019 and during the second call to the polls of the citizens of Istanbul at the center of the political debate there was the issue of Syrian refugees. The nearly four million refugees from neighboring Syria who the Turkish government has committed to retain in their territory to prevent their arrival in Europe have been at the center of the electoral campaign of all the mayor competitors, from the larger municipalities to the more little ones. The positions of the main parties were essentially expressed in two positions: on one side the exponents of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), willing to keep the Syrians in the country until Turkey creates a buffer zone on the border with Syria, since another is the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which played the card of immediate repatriation and the end of aid to refugees. This same division was reproduced on the occasion of the elections of the mayor of Istanbul, a city that is home to more than one million Syrian refugees, mostly residing in the neighborhood known as “Little Syria”.

During the electoral campaign, the Chp Ekrem candidate Imamoglu focused on the citizens’ anger, while Binali Yildrim (AKP) promised refugees a safe place awaiting the creation of the buffer zone and political stability at the border. The discussions that took place during the election campaign can also be read as a sign of a dissatisfaction of the Istanbul population with regard to migration policies. Political maneuvers that are fueling the debate on Syrian refugees. Turkey has welcomed about 3.5 million displaced people since the beginning of the Syrian crisis. Boynuyogun is one of the 25 reception facilities located in the province of Hatay, a once Syrian region that has now become Turkish and bordering the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and the Kurdish canton of Afrin.

The agreement signed in 2016 between Ankara and the European Union to stop the migration flows along the Balkan route provides for the Turkish government to be the owner of the administration of the reception facilities on its territory. Guests receive free board, lodging and health care, have regular work permits, can enter and exit the camps freely and even abandon them to go and live elsewhere. The Ankara government is granting Turkish nationality in a select way, especially to Syrian graduates. Those who do not get it will probably have to return to Syria in the territories controlled by pro-Turkish militias.

There are many local Turkish realities that deserve attention if we analyze the Syrian drama. Industrial center in southern Turkey, known for the production of pistachio, the city of Gaziantep is very close to Aleppo and has become famous for an extraordinary integration policy of refugees from neighboring Syria since 2011. The policy of local authorities has focused the inclusion of new migrants in urban centers. Only 4 percent of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees across the country live in refugee centers. In addition to building new buildings and investing in solving water access problems, Gaziantep has focused on educating children. He built a school in the suburbs attended by both poor Turkish children and Syrians with bilingual teaching, in Arabic and Turkish. There are some Organizations that try to focus on the Syrian conflict and the consequent humanitarian catastrophe. Among these organizations we analyze the work of the Italian non-profit organization “We Are” which continues with the political denunciation, with humanitarian projects for the children of Syria and for the Syrian population.


The work of the non-profit organization “We Are”.

In March 2016, at the headquarters of the Radical Party there was a presentation of the photo book “We are Syria” edited by the non-profit organization “We Are”. The book is composed of a series of images collected during the numerous missions of the non-profit organization. Making the volume unique is the contribution of Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata with an important introduction and the preface by writer Shady Hamadi. During the proceedings, the words of Ambassador Terzi who remembered that in Syria can be defined as a real “genocide” were particularly effective.

The Onlus “We Are” works in Turkey trying to alleviate the lives of young Syrians. Founded by 10 volunteers already involved and present in helping Syrian refugees in the Turkish and Syrian camps. In particular, the structure has always paid attention to children and their education. “We Are” collects financial and material aid, in order to organize and send containers to the refugee camps, where the volunteers themselves have been able to personally observe the lack of primary and essential goods for a dignified life. In March 2018, during the Easter festivities, the Onlus, chaired by Enrico Vandini, organized the “Easter Mission” in Kilis, at the local family home, to bring aid to the children guests of the structure by donating clothes and basic necessities for the little guests of the structure.

“We Are” collaborates intensively with the Family Home for Refugees in Kilis, the “Sultan Fathin Mehmet”. The structure was born in 2014 and is composed of more than fifty children and a number of families that varies between 13 and 15 units, families who have all lost their heads of household. The community is divided into separate apartments within the same building where mothers and children live. Thanks to the collaboration with the Italian non-profit organization they were able to start a working circuit for some of the women hosted. In the structure there is a sewing workshop where fabric works are produced and the art of sewing is taught to interested women. The sale of these products takes place through a circuit of Turkish companies that commission purchases and the heads of the Family House deal with manufacturing and production. The heads of the Family House feel well integrated in Turkey, friends of the institutional and social work mechanism and many simply try to move forward despite all the difficulties and sadness of seeing their nation razed to the ground.


The Turkish town of Kilis 

and the relationship with refugees.

Kilis is a city in Turkey, on the border with Syria, of nearly 200,000 inhabitants, of which 110,000 are Syrian. The result of this multi-ethnic concentration has allowed an almost total integration of Syrian refugees with the local Turkish community. The Syrians present claim to have been very well received and the treatment by the institutions, with all the difficulties we can imagine, is on a par with the Turks. For refugees in Turkey it is also possible to initiate a bureaucratic process to apply for Turkish citizenship, once certain requirements related to the control procedures at work and integration with the local community are met. Many Syrians, even in Turkey, are afraid, since the only instrument of Assad’s institutions that works impeccably is that of repression and secret services. In Syria, those who disagree with Assad’s ideas are silenced and disappear into thin air or beaten inside the nation’s prisons.


The project “Psychological support 

to Kilis” of the non-profit 

organization We Are”.

“We Are” has always been active in supporting and protecting Syrian children both in Syria and in Turkey. The focus of the non-profit organization is on both young mothers and children, the most vulnerable part of this absurd conflict. Almost all the projects of the non-profit organization have been designed to support children and ensure that they could regain a child-like minimum, which should be due to them everywhere. If we think of our children, our grandchildren, we know that the primary needs are education, food, health and serenity law. Strengthened by this idea, the non-profit projects were set up with reference to these priorities and also taking into account the playful aspect, providing children with some toys that were requested.

During the various meetings, the heads of the Onlus realized that the children, despite being followed by the health service of Turkey for physical problems, were not followed for those related to the psyche. Many of these children were born and raised in war, they saw their fathers and relatives die, they faced a forced exodus so it is unthinkable that this does not leave a mark in the minds of children.

In May 2018, the Onlus was a guest of the “Chiarissima” event which takes place in Chiari (BS) and invites the doctor Mahmoid Kannas. The figure of Kannas is that of a young doctor, the last one to leave the pediatric hospital in Aleppo, after the bombings in November 2016. Kannas, being specialized in pediatrics, reported on the psychological problems that Syrian children experience, both those who live in Syria, and those who have taken refuge in Turkey.

“Children need adequate psychological support to develop and overcome the traumas they have had to suffer” is the appeal launched by the Syrian pediatrician.

Thinking of this request, the “We Are” volunteers met, during the Christmas season of 2018, Dr. Mahmoid who lives in Gaziantep and once a week from Turkey serves in a Syrian hospital.

Thanks to his advice, the non-profit organization started the project called “Psycological Support”. With the help of Dr. Kannas and under the supervision of Abducgali Alchawach, director of the “Sultan Fathin Mehmet” family home, the non-profit organization proceeds to start work on a manned psychological clinic. The structure will have the task of treating about 360 patients a year. Also on the advice of the doctor, the non-profit organization has decided that to be effective, the work of the project will last for 24 months. Each session will be 30 minutes and the age of the children involved will go from 5 to 18 years, while for women it will go from 18 to 60.

A project that will make it possible to understand what the future problems of the current and forgotten Syrian conflict will be, regarding children, women and the next generation of Syrians. Without forgetting, the concrete help and listening that will allow children to receive care and relief. 




Deseases in the World: Valvular heart diseases

Deseases in the World: Valvular heart diseases - ATLANTIS

Valvular heart diseases alter blood circulation within the heart, a condition that can cause breathlessness and exhaustion during normal daily activities.



Valvular heart diseases can alter the normal circulation of blood within the heart, with repercussions on the subject's general health, which in many cases will no longer be able to carry out the usual activities peacefully.

Heart valves can develop from one or both of the following problems:

Narrowing of the valvular orifice (stenosis), with consequent limitation of the amount of blood pumped in from the heart (cardiac output);

Incomplete closure of the valve (valve insufficiency or regurgitation), so that the blood, in addition to flowing in the right direction, can also flow backwards. Reflux reduces the ability of the heart to pump blood circulating in the rest of the body, also causing an increase in retrograde pressure in the heart and lungs.



Valvular heart disease can develop in the fetal stage (congenital heart disease), be acquired during development or follow an infection. The most common type is represented by acquired valvular heart disease. The aetiology is in some cases unknown, but involves changes in the structure of the heart valves due to mineral deposits on the valve or on the neighboring tissue. Valvular heart diseases of infectious origin cause alterations of the valves due to pathological conditions, for example infections or rheumatic fever.



Only the doctor can diagnose a valvular heart disease. However, some common symptoms may lead to suspect a condition of this kind, for example:

Wheezing or difficulty breathing, especially after an activity or when lying on your back on the bed.

Frequent feeling of lightheadedness or exhaustion during normal daily activities.

Sense of oppression or weight on the chest, particularly when performing activities or when going outdoors and the temperature is cold.

Heart palpitations or sensation of irregular heartbeat, omission of beats or palpitations in the chest.

Ankle, foot or belly swelling.

Sudden weight gain.

The symptoms may be mild or completely absent and do not always constitute an indication of the severity of valvular heart disease.


There are risk factors that can be controlled and others that are beyond one's control. Aging and congenital heart problems (present at birth) fall into this second category. The factors that can be controlled include infections and untreated sore throats, which can cause rheumatic fever.



The doctor will be able to diagnose a valvular heart disease and define the nature of the damage by gathering information on the patient's symptoms and performing various tests, including:

Cardiac auscultation to check the opening and closing of the valves and the flow of blood through them

Execution of an echocardiogram (with ultrasound) which, using acoustic waves, provides a detailed image of the active heart valves

Prescription of a magnetic resonance (RM) which, using a magnetic field and radio waves, provides detailed images of the interior of the heart

Performing a chest x-ray to check for abnormalities of the heart, main vessels and lungs

Use of an ECG to measure the electrical impulses transmitted by the heart and thus obtain important information on heart rhythm and organ size.


Valvular heart diseases can be treated pharmacologically, with minimally invasive procedures or with open heart surgery.


Your doctor may prescribe drug therapy to relieve symptoms and reduce the risk of further damage to your heart valves. Some medicines may be interrupted if the patient undergoes corrective surgery, while others will have to be taken for life.



Heart valve repair is a surgical or minimally invasive procedure that corrects a heart valve that is not functioning properly. The surgery usually involves the flaps of the heart valves that open and close to pump blood through the heart. In some cases the doctor will consider the repair operation the most suitable solution for the treatment of the disease.



When surgical repair is an impractical option, the most effective solution may be to replace the damaged valve. Cardiac valve replacement is a surgical procedure in which the heart valve is replaced.

Economy: A Fair with Moldovian Government

Economy: A Fair with Moldovian Government - ATLANTIS

The Agricultural Fair of the Municipality of Castel di Lama


The enhancement of excellence, the relationship with the National Federation of Honorary Consuls and international collaboration



From Thursday 29 August to Sunday 1 September the municipality of Castel di Lama, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, has been the protagonist of numerous debates, workshops and in-depth studies coming from the world of agriculture, with particular attention to the excellences coming from the territory and to the comparison with abroad. An appointment that is now part of the local culture and that this year, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary, has revived with important innovations in the relationship with foreign realities and alongside the traditions a central theme: the quality of food, its safety, the its origin and preparation.

This year, thanks to the synergy created by the municipal administration and the mayor of Castel di Lama, Mauro Bochicchio with numerous local realities, Coldiretti, companies in the province of Ascoli Piceno and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Italy Roberto Galanti, l ‘Municipal Administration of Castel di Lama has worked to obtain a large participation of diplomatic representatives with the leaders of the Consular Corps of the Marches and of the National Federation of Honorary Consuls. Besides Galanti, the General Secretary of the Consular Marches Corps, Maurizio Marchetti Morganti, Consul of El Salvador and Gianvico Camisasca, General Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Italy, as well as vice president of the Honorary Consuls Federation participated in the work.

A network aimed at supporting the policy of “diplomacy between Municipalities” and internationalization processes that connect the Municipality to international realities, linked to food and agriculture.

Collaboration with the Republic of Moldova.

The foreign protagonist of the work was the wine of the Republic of Moldova. We recall that there are four main wine-producing areas in Moldova, where vines are grown such as: feteasca and rara neagra and are: Balti in the north, Codru central region, Cahul in the south and Nistreana, in the south-east on the border with Ukraine. Some wines produced in these regions have been awarded with gold medals in various international exhibitions and are also appreciated in Italy. The territory of the Republic of Moldova is mostly flat, interspersed with some groups of hills that do not exceed 400 meters and are partly covered by forests. This physical conformation makes it an optimal place for agricultural production and breeding. The climate is favorable for production, influenced by the proximity of the Black Sea, which makes it a fertile area for cultivation.

Moldova is known throughout the world for its wine production, boasting the largest wine cellars in the world, a good 120 km underground that guarantee a perfect microclimate. Today it exports over 400 million bottles a year and among the prized labels is the “Negru de Purcari”, which has always been drunk by Queen Elizabeth and the Court of England. The prestigious Purcari estate, which is 129 km from the capital Chisinau, produces this wine, which is aged 3 years in oak barrels, in very limited lots. Currently, in Moldova, the retail price of Negru de Purcari is around 13 euros per bottle. This wine has a very saturated dark ruby ​​color. Opportunities for collaboration and networks affecting the Marche Municipality, the economic realities of Castel di Lama and the province of Ascoli Piceno.


Mauro Bochicchio, the mayor of Castel di Lama, has launched the works of the 2019 Agricultural Fair with a message to all the protagonists of the sector, regional and international ones:

 “An appointment that is now part of our culture and that this year comes up again alongside the many new traditions that have a common theme: the quality of the food, its origin and its preparation. As last year the central catering stand will be dedicated to kmZero food with raw materials all supplied by local producers associated with Coldiretti. Around the stand instead there will be space for many “laboratories” in which you can discover how to prepare some foods of our culinary tradition, how to milk a sheep and a cow or how to prepare ricotta. So many news for all tastes. To make the Fair even more attractive we then made three great efforts. We have invested even more in animal husbandry. With the arrival of many leaders from Macerata, the presence of animals at the fair could almost double compared to last year. We have lowered the rates for exhibitors and we have secured the presence of Paolo Belli and representatives of diplomacy. In short, as you can understand it was not easy but in the end all this succeeded thanks to the generosity of many local sponsors, to the professionalism of our delegate councilor Cinzia Fazzini, a woman who never gives up, and to unconditional love for this manifestation by Domenico Marozzi. Without them it would not be fair ”.


Attention to new agricultural machinery

Among the in-depth and novelties of the Fair there will also be the conference dedicated to “Safety of agricultural machinery”, and the illustration of the calls “PSR Marche 2014-2020” which saw the participation of the Mayor, Tiziano Ficcadenti, Regional Security Coordinator in Agriculture and Forestry “SPSL AV 4 Fermo” with a report on “Adjustment of Tractors and Agricultural Machinery in general. The Tractors’ Revision ”and the biologist Barbara Zambuchini, of the Environmental Education Center, CEA” Environment and Sea “, on the opportunities of the” PRS Marche “calls.

During the various days of the Fair it was possible to participate and observe numerous laboratories dedicated to the processing of homemade pasta, a workshop on stuffed Ascoli olive, a laboratory for learning how to make pizza, sheep and beef milk laboratories, cured by the breeders by Coldiretti, a soap workshop and a laboratory on the knowledge, enhancement and discovery of ancient grains of the Mediterranean and the Marche.


The enhancement of the ancient grains of the Marche Region.

In the Region, also due to the economic crisis and the high unemployment rate, there is a return, especially of young graduates under 35, to the cultivation of the land and ancient grains, long set aside for the benefit of the use of flours produced on a large scale, without forgetting the current new focus on food quality.

Bread, cereal derivatives, desserts and other baked goods in the national commercial circuit are generally made with the traditional white “0 or” 00 type soft wheat flour, obtained from a poor grain from the point of view nutritional, genetically selected and modified over the years to make production richer and more abundant, adapting to industrial, mass processing. The ancient varieties of wheat, on the contrary, are cereals of the past that have not undergone the genetic modifications of the food industry and can guarantee higher nutritional qualities.

In the province of Ascoli Piceno there are entrepreneurial realities that have long decided to devote themselves to both the cultivation of wheat for bread making and the study and experimentation of mixtures of grains suitable for pasta making. The Municipality of Castel di Lama has decided to enhance this reality, understanding the economic significance of such a project.



The Campagna Amica initiative in Castel di Lama

The Agricultural Fair “SS. Crocifisso di Castel di Lama “is a tradition that has been going on for 25 years and has allowed the Municipality to establish itself at a regional and international level, opening the doors to innovation in the food and agricultural sectors for its citizens. An activity that has seen immense support from local farmers, thanks also to the arrival of a hundred stands of Campagna Amica with direct sales, from the field to the table, of the excellence of the territory. In addition, the “Eat original! Unmask your food “, with which the agricultural associations of seven European Union countries intend to ask the European Commission for a law that makes the indication of origin mandatory on the label.

“Faced with the uncertain and contradictory attitude of the European Union which obliges us to indicate the origin on the label for eggs but not for egg products, for fresh meat but not for cured meats, for fresh fruit but not for juices and the jams, for honey but not for sugar is being born - explains Coldiretti - a European front for transparency on the label with the collection of one million signatures in at least 7 EU countries “.

The objective is to give the possibility at European level to extend the obligation to indicate the origin on the label to all foods after Italy, flanked also by France, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Lithuania, Romania and Spain, has already adopted national decrees to regulate it in some products such as milk and dairy products, wheat in pasta and rice. A battle also shared by the Municipality of Castel di Lama and the planning of its annual Agricultural Fair. 


Sport and World: Italy ratifies the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention on th

Sport and World: Italy ratifies the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention on th - ATLANTIS

Italy ratifies the Council of Europe’s Macolin Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions


Luisella Pavan-Woolfe


On 11 June 2019, Italy ratified the Convention on the Handling of Council of Europe Sports Competitions. In presenting the instruments of ratification, during the ceremony held in the presence of Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy, reiterated the commitment of the Italian Authorities in the sport sector, of growing interest for the Strasbourg Organization.

The Convention intends to prevent, identify and penalize the handling of sports competitions, involving all the parties involved, namely public authorities, sports organizations and sports betting operators. Open for signature at the XIII Conference of Sports Ministers of the member states of the Council of Europe, on the issues of corruption in sporting events and cooperation in sports on a European scale, held on 18 September 2014 in Magglingen / Macolin (Switzerland) , is also known as the Macolin Convention.

To date it has been signed by 34 of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe and Australia, and has been ratified by six countries: Norway, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy. For the latter, which had signed on 7 April 2016, it will enter into force on 1 October 2019.

In consideration of the transnational dimension of the phenomenon, the Convention has been open to the signing not only of the member countries of the Council of Europe, but of a vast number of European and non-European states and for this it is part of the so-called “second generation conventions” of the organization, that is those treaties with a vocation not “regional” (“regional” in the Onusian sense of the term, therefore in this case “European”) but universal.

The illustrative report accompanying the bill ratifying the Chamber of Deputies underlines how the increasing commercialization of sporting events and their media exposure have favored a consistent increase in economic interests linked to some sports results and encouraged the development of new legitimate activities, but also illegal.

Two new phenomena were triggered in this context: the multiplication of the types of bets available, sometimes in the absence of effective control by the competent authorities, and the development of a substantial illegal market, capable of offering particularly high margins of return able to attract criminal organizations, which derive huge revenues from the manipulation of sports competitions on which bets are placed, thus laundering money of illicit origin.

Other international conventions on organized crime and corruption already dealt with related issues. These are respectively the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo, 2000) and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Merida, 2003). However, these tools do not explicitly take into account cases of manipulation of sports competitions that are outside the context of transnational crime or the notion of corruption in the strict sense.

Furthermore, the handling of sports competitions can be implemented through practices that are not related to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, Council of Europe, Strasbourg 1999), as well as illegal bets and profits deriving from the manipulation of sports results are not included necessarily within the scope of the Money Laundering Convention (Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, Council of Europe, Warsaw 2005).

The Macolin Convention therefore represents a specific instrument capable of combining all the preventive and repressive measures for an effective fight against the manipulation of sports competitions, at the same time strengthening the profile of international cooperation, which the Preamble of the Convention proposes to make “reinforced , rapid, sustainable and well functioning “.

With the expression “sports manipulation” the Convention intends to refer to all the possible intentional and irregular modifications of the development or result of a sports competition, aimed at interfering in whole or in part with the unpredictable nature of the competition itself to obtain an undue advantage (Article 3, paragraph 4).

The Convention also highlights the need for the domestic law of states to provide for effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions against the handling of sporting competitions, so that it can be punished adequately and effectively.

The States Parties are therefore required to identify and adopt the most effective means of combating illegal bets (articles 22-25).

Pursuant to Article 2, the guiding principles that must inspire the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions are human rights, the rules of legality and proportionality, and the protection of private life and personal data. The Convention also urges the Parties to provide education and awareness-raising in the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions in their respective national contexts.

Finally, it is envisaged that the signatory States ensure the transparency of public funding provided to sports organizations, establishing, in addition, the possibility that such funding may be withdrawn when the organization does not effectively enforce laws and procedures on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions.

Commenting on the entry into force of the Convention, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Norway’s Thorbjørn Jagland, noted that for all those who care about fairness and integrity in sport, the Macolin agreement is a big step forward in the fight against corruption in sports competitions. It is also for this reason that the major world organizations, such as FIFA and UEFA, have declared with determined enthusiasm their support for this international treaty with an innovative character. 



Culture: Six things in which Rome is still unsurpassed

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Six things in which Rome is still unsurpassed


Romano Toppan

The six things of which Rome (according to English historians) is still unsurpassed today, of course with the same technologies available (Rome, for example, did not have computers or a steam engine), are:


1. Construction and construction techniques: The Romans invented a building technology that revolutionized the construction world, with innovations in the use of materials, such as the “concretum” (which passed into English as “concrete”), without which many buildings from the past before the Roman era were easily ruined, while the Roman monuments have stood for centuries, despite invasions of barbarians, speculations of popes and cardinals, who took the buildings of ancient Rome as quarries of marble, stone and cheap (and still today we use the famous phrase “quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt barberini”, from the name of the family of Urban VIII) and other nefarious things closer to us. The examples of buildings that resist the time are countless: from the extreme north of Hadrian’s Wall between Britannia and Scotland, to the El Djem coliseum in Tunisia, which is still almost intact, even with layers of lime plaster (seven-layer) in the arena of the arena. But there is an example of construction that has represented and still represents an unresolved enigma: it is the dome of the Pantheon, which the Romans made with a single throw of “concretum”, while not even the most advanced computers (Harvard University) ) they managed to discover a method to imitate it. Not to mention the fact that the Romans have built building monuments (but also fresco paintings, as in Pompeii) that are still here, while many houses built today are not only ugly to see, but collapse like cartilage to an earthquake ... And It is also true that if in Rome they discovered one who cheated on the composition of cement like certain builders of the earthquake zones where even recent buildings collapsed like straw, they would have sent it to the arena with lions and would have invited all the inhabitants of L’Aquila to clap.

Another important innovation worthy of note is the round arch, which, both in the construction and especially in the “bridges” and in the “aqueducts” constituted the key element (or the algorithm) of success.

Among the curiosities that today scientists and historians have pointed out, with regard to the algorithm, there is the “geometric” inclination formula that allowed the aqueducts to convey water from the sources also very far to the cities, without overflowing, with that minimum / maximum slope, not a thousandth of more, not a thousandth of a less, which would allow the water to flow with continuity and adequate pressure.

It is appropriate, today, with the news from Genoa, that we do not mention the Roman bridges, considering that many of them are still used and that Julius Caesar made one, resistant (and reversible), on the Rhine in 5 days, without giving bribes to nobody. I consider it a lesson to current systems, both for the times and for the resistance and durability: if it were only for this aspect, the Romans showed a constructive quality and a transparency of process and governance absolutely not comparable to quality to say the least mediocre of today’s rulers and businesses, of which every day we discover corrupt behavior and biblical times, without talking about catastrophes and collapses.


2. Aqueducts: many of these aqueducts are still visible and not only in Italy. The longest ever built is the Valente II aqueduct (637 kilometers). The work of realization of the aqueducts was of such commitment and effectiveness that Dionigi di Alicarnasso wrote: “It seems to me that the greatness of the Roman Empire is admirably revealed in three things, the aqueducts, the roads, the sewers”. And later Pliny the old man observed that: “Whoever wants to consider carefully ... the distance from which the water comes, the conduits that have been built, the mountains that have been drilled, the valleys that have been overcome, will have to recognize that nothing in all the world there has never been anything more wonderful “.

The eleven aqueducts of the Roman era that from 312 BC they were built brought to the city of Rome a water availability per capita equal to about twice that of the current (without adding other comparisons with the current Rome also in many other fields).


3. Viability: 24,000 kilometers of roads that can be traveled throughout the empire with service stations, which later gave life to the inns for travelers and finally to the current hotels. Ensuring the viability and mobility throughout the empire with such a complex and complex network, with the technologies available at the time, gives the civil and military Roman genius a degree of expertise and excellence that according to historians remains unmatched today.

From Rome there were 19 roads: Appia, Ardeatina, Aurelia, Cassia, Collatina, Flaminia, Labicana, Latina, Laurentina, Nomentana. Ostiense, Portuense, Prenestina, Salaria, Severiana, Tiburtina and Triumphal.

Just in Italy, other then the already mentioned roads that started from Rome, we have an impressive number of roads: Amerina, Annia, Campana, Capua-Rhegium, Cecilia, Claudia Nova, Clodia, domiziana, Emilia, Flavia, Gallica, herculea, Iulia Augusta, Popilia, Postumia, Salaria Gallica, Traiana, Valeria. Postumia road joined Genoa to Aquileia (the second most important port of the empire that could be compared to today's Rotterdam), and crossed Val Polcevera (where tha Morandi Bridge collapsed).  In the rest of the Empire we have some roads that went from Italy to the Roman provinces of Europe like Clauda-Augusta (that reaced today’s Augsburg in Bavaria), or Postumia, that reached today’s Hungary.  In France we have Aquitania-Narbonense and Domizia roads, in Spain Augusta road, in Great Britain Devana road. In Siria we have Diocletiana road, in Macedonia Egnatia road, in Egitto Adriana road and in Arabia Traiana road.

It’s diffcult to imagine any other Civilization that has made, with technical tools that the romans had, something similar. A current affair note: Roman roads had also a sort of toll, but it belonged entirely to the State!


4.  Post: Rome’s post office was obviously much more sober than now, but arrival times are even better, with the same technologies available. The mail from Rome to Lyon (which at the time of the Romans was called Lugdunum) arrived in 2 days, today in 5, with the stamp. Moreover, contrary to what was thought until a short time ago, Rome used maps for travelers and postmen, like the Tabula Peutingeriana, of the imperial age, fortunately arrived to us through a copy of the thirteenth century: it included the whole world then known, from Spain to China, with an indication of all the “stationes” (today’s toll booths and motorway service stations) and the most important destinations.


5. Spas: the Roman baths were something so amazing and full of tricks (for example with the frigidarium, the taepidarium and the calidarium) that, compared to our spas, seem like hovels. Thanks to the spa, the Romans are considered the cleanest ancient people in the world.

And the peoples, like the Russian one, which adopt similar behavior with the tradition of bania, are considered the cleanest in the world. The bania is one of the most cherished treasures of Slavic culture, introduced by a metropolitan bishop of Byzantine culture of the Eastern Roman Empire, which also influenced Arab culture, whose love for baths, waters and baths is universally known. The Roman baths were surprising structures for well-being and one of the first infrastructures that the Romans needed to establish in every conquered territory or city. This is why we have hundreds of thermal sites everywhere in all the nations of the Roman Empire. The spas were not just hot water pools, massages and more, but also libraries, cultural places, congresses and meetings of artists, poets, philosophers, politicians, officials, etc. A place of organizational well-being and exchanges of ideas. And it derives from the Romans the word with which we still today call structures of this type: the word Spa is an acronym of the Latin expression “salutem per aquam” (salutem is accusative because it is implicit: obinere or obtain). According to the historian Peter Struck (author of the text: Macht und Geld in alten Rom. That is Power and money in ancient Rome), the Roman baths, although 5-star luxury structures, had low fares: the entrance ticket was of 1 axis, ie a quarter of sestertium, which was equivalent (at the time of Vespasiano) to 6 euros today. So the Roman citizens with one and a half euros were taking baths every day. The same price was worth at that time a cup of good wine.

On this basis we can continue and say that, for example, a dress would cost about 70 euros, a sexual performance just 6 euros, a slave 15 thousand euros, while a mule would have cost, a Pompeian laborer, just 3000 euros.

In the Augustan period, a veteran centurion perceived about one denarius a day; about 700 euros a month, but there were provisions in kind and a good pension, with legacy and land division.

And the rich? Rome was full of wealthy patricians, such as Crassus, for example, which had a patrimony of 192 million sesterces, over a billion euros, while Julius Caesar in Gaul, made over 1 million prisoners who were sold as slaves: each of them it was worth 15 thousand euros today and therefore Caesar earned 15 billion euros, which he left as a legacy to the people of Rome. Traiano, after the campaign of Dacia (present-day Romania) returned with half a million slaves and all the conspicuous treasure of Decebalus, for a total amount of 10 billion euros today.

For a lunch Lucullo, a sort of tycoon of the time, could spend up to 1 million sesterces, 6 million euros. Also in this I believe that the Romans are still unbeaten, because I have never heard or seen written somewhere in a dinner costing 6 million euros.

6. The army: even in the army and in the management of the armed forces no civilization, nor state, ancient or modern, has managed to overcome Rome’s efficiency, effectiveness and number of victories. The Roman legionary was a multitasking man, full of skills and skills, because he knew how to do everything (blacksmith, carpenter, engineer, carpenter, bricklayer, manufacturer of weapons and catapults ...). Nothing comparable with the army of any nation, not even with the United States (assuming they have the best army today), except for Rambo (if it really existed).

And the hierarchy in the Roman army was much simpler, and the centurions, the consul himself, lived and fought together with the soldiers, not “over” and in the cocktails with the “ladies” while the infantrymen went to the massacre on the front, as happened to our army in the war of 1915-18.



There are also other minor things in which the Romans had reached almost incomparable summits of excellence, such as jewels, mosaics (the most famous mosaic in the world is from the Romans). To the 6 areas of superiority certified by historians, I would like to add two other performances: that of games and special effects of the arenas, such as the Colosseum, the naumachie (or naval battles for pure show, made in the area now called Piazza Navona ).

Within this world of “shows”, which for quality and duration had nothing to envy to modern performances, there is a curious detail, which also deserves to be reported. When the American magazine FORBES wrote that Tiger Woods was the first athlete in history to have earned more than a billion dollars, the German historian Peter Struck immediately refuted this statement and proved, with historical data, that the first highest paid in the history was a great pilot (a sort of Formula 1) of the second century AD, Gaius Appuleius Diocles, who earned 15 billion dollars with racing quadriga races (those of the film Ben Hur), with a singularly long career for that kind of athletes (easily subject to fatal accidents, being rather violent races). This too is an undefeated primacy of ancient Rome, if that was not enough. 




History and stories of Vespucci ship

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History and stories of Vespucci ship in the diary of Eleonora Lorusso


Pride of the Navy, symbol of the Italian navy in the world, Nave Vespucci belongs to our national history and to that of the individuals who have sailed there or who have simply been on board for a few hours. Eleonora Lorusso tells the story and the thousand stories of what has been called the “most beautiful ship in the world” in the book Nave Vespucci. Logbook (radio) from the Lady of the Seas (pages 294 with photos, e 18.00) published in the series Read RTL 102.5, born from the collaboration between Mursia and the first radio station in Italy which is also the official media partner of the campaigns of Vespucci.

«Since I have been telling the campaigns of Nave Vespucci on the radio» explains Eleonora Lorusso, «I keep a personal diary of mine in which I note what I hear from the commanders, from the official pupils, from the pilots but also from the simple citizens who come on board for the visits. The result is a book that, I hope, can explain the charm, almost the spell, that Nave Vespucci exercises on anyone who sets foot on his bridge. Nave Vespucci combines beauty, ethical values ​​and, never a bad thing, a spirit of adventure. That’s why she’s so loved. “

Launched on February 22, 1931 in the yards of Castellammare di Stabia, Nave Vespucci has gone through 88 years of Italian history, left unscathed by the Second World War (the fate of the twin sister Cristoforo Colombo is very different: it was lost in the book ), has trained generations of officers, has combined tradition and technological evolution, passing from sextant to satellites, has had legendary commanders such as Agostino Straulino, has done more than 70 education campaigns, circumnavigated the Globe and passed for the first time in 2018 once the boundary of the Arctic Circle.

In the book many voices: from that of Giorgio Migone, born in 1923, who was on board during the frantic days of the Armistice when Vespucci from Venice was moved to Trieste and then to Brindisi. Migone also tells of the attempted mutiny, then returned, of the crew that did not want to surrender to the British; to that of the vessel captain Renzo Recchia, a student in the 1988 campaign, when Vespucci was a protagonist in the Russian sea of ​​a sort of Navy Diplomacy operation, and then Commander of the sailing ship. On the pages there are stories of everyday life, the guards, superstitious rites, the Vespucciadi, the arrival of the students, the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance works, the storms and the dead. And there are also the emotions of the citizens who came on board to experience their sea baptism.

«Getting on the Vespucci is an experience that every Italian should experience. The first time we go up in silence. The same respectful silence that is due to the sea “writes Luigi Tornari, director of RTL News 102.5 in the preface. An experience that can begin, or continue, with the reading of this logbook, set sail from the radio and landed in the library.

Eleonora Lorusso, born in Milan in 1975, graduated in Modern Literature, is a professional journalist. He collaborates with the «Panorama», «Lettera 43» and «Donna Moderna» website, with «Star Bene», «Focus» and RTL 102.5 radio, for which he has followed relations with the Navy since 2016. 



Italian Excellence in the World: Master’s degree in Intelligence at University o

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Master’s degree in Intelligence at University of Calabria, the first one in Italy


“Intelligence is the time of the future. It allows to interpret the present since it is citizens’, companies’ and States’ essential tool to understand the reality darkened by misinformation”. Mario Caligiuri, Intelligence Lab Director at University of Calabria, commented in this way the opening of the enrolment of Master’s degree in Intelligence and Risk Analysis at University of Calabria. This University was established by Aldo Moro and its first Dean was Beniamino Andreatta. It is a forerunner in Intelligence Studies, since it has been fostering master, workshops and publications.

The Intelligence Lab at University of Calabria organised two significant congresses. The first one is about Aldo Moro and Intelligence. The second one is about the tenth anniversary of the Italian law about Information and Security Services which improves a crucial sector for the State and its safety. The Intelligence Lab strongly believes in international relations and for this reason a synergy was born with the Dublin University. It culminated with the lesson “Intelligence studies today. Italian and UK-US perspective in comparison”. Nevertheless, the international attention does not hamper the focus on the local perspective. 

Thanks to Francesco Cossiga, the first specialisation course in Intelligence was born in Calabria in 2008. The enrolment is opening on the first of September and its excellent professors come from institutional and scientific world. The enrolment at this master’s degree was a success last year. Students came from all over Italy. Job opportunities are available in public and private security as Intelligence Analysts. This is actually a complex world and it is necessary to develop specific and more and more essential skills to select relevant information and to anticipate threats. The reason is to reduce the security-related risks in many fields, from economics to environment, from energy to criminality. 

Roberto Guarasci, director of the Department of Culture, Education and Society, Leonardo Pagnotta, director of the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, and Alfio Cariola, director of the Department of Business and Law promoted the Master’s degree. They claimed that “The new Master’s degree has a multidisciplinary approach since intelligence is a profitable meeting ground of various fields of knowledge with fascinating and original job opportunities”.

The University of Calabria’s Dean, Gino Mirocle Crisci, claimed “to study intelligence means to offer to our students some tools to disclose the future and to increase job opportunities in the fundamental security field”. Finally, it is interesting to observe that some of the most innovative academic proposal come from decentralised athenaeum where creative and original competences can mature. Especially, Caligiuri says “Intelligence is the field where you win or lose the knowledge battle in the XXI century”. 



Italian Excellence in the World: AP FACTOR

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AP FACTOR in Villorba di Treviso

AP FACTOR is a company of new reality, born in 2014, but already consolidated on the Italian and foreign market. Managed by two young entrepreneurs, the Venetian Alberto Jseppi and the Treviso Paolo Barbon, both with a ten-year commercial technical background.

AP FACTOR proposes itself in the field of office furniture and ultimately tout court, with a new style to create the “seat”, both in office, contract and house solutions.

The position in the heart of the Treviso manufacturing district allows us to offer the best solutions to customers.

AP FACTOR wants to reach the goals in the market distinguishing itself for the quality of the materials and the reliability of the services.

“These reflect our values ​​which, with dedication and enthusiasm, we try to achieve day by day in every aspect of our work - underlines Barbon - Quality, reliability, punctuality, elasticity and respect for the environment are fundamental goals for us”.

“Driven by interest in design and technology, we can supply a wide and constantly evolving range of products - explains Jseppi - Related to each of our products, the company provides various customizable services”.

AP FACTOR thanks to the dynamism of these two young businessmen, typically from the North East, has succeeded in distinguishing itself for availability and immediacy in the development of commercial offers, technical assistance and logistics in order to satisfy the needs of each of our customers.

AP FACTOR relies on the collaboration with the architect Barbara Modenese who is the creator of the new Outdoor for Love line.


Barbara Modenese

I’m graduated in Architecture at IUAV of Venice. 

Passionate about Art and Design, also trained as an educator doing two years Post-graduate specialization at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. 

I mainly devote myself  to graphic representations in 2D and 3D, but not only. 

In every activity I face, I like to take care of the creative aspects. 

Thanks to different studies and experiences, I am open to challenges, putting into play my previous knowledge, my desire for discovery and my projection towards the future. My mental approach is dedicated to Design Thinking: the person first of all. So I like to dream, to imagine, to plan and, using my creativity, to realize for people what did not exist before.

They say about me that I’m a smiling and positive person… I agree with them.