On October 16-22, the twenty-third week of the Italian language is celebrated all over the world, which is held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy. This annual initiative, which aims to promote the Italian linguistic and cultural heritage abroad, was founded in 2001 by an agreement between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Kruska Academy, and was later joined by the Swiss Confederation.
The World Week of the Italian Language, with a different theme every year, is a great success and includes conferences, exhibitions, meetings and public lectures. The theme of this year’s week is “Italian language and sustainable development” and it is dedicated to promoting the ecological culture of Italy, as a country advanced in environmental issues, through the Italian language.
On October 17, at 3:00 p.m., the 202nd Public School for Blind Children will host the presentation of the Georgian translation of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”. An audio CD with a Braille cover, which was created in cooperation with the Union of the Blind and Deaf of Abkhazia “Hera” and with the support of our embassy, will be distributed to the students of the blind children’s school.
On October 17, at 18:00, the exhibition “Eco-words. Culture is sustainable energy” organized by the Tbilisi Committee of the Dante Alighieri Society will be held in the hybrid educational auditorium, which was opened this year at the Technical University of Georgia. At the event, the documentary film “Dante, the exile of the poet” will be shown with Georgian subtitles, which was prepared with the support of the Italian Embassy.
On October 18, at 15:00, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia will host a meeting with the winners of the joint scholarship program. The program is implemented within the framework of the memorandum signed in 2018 between the International Education Center of Georgia (IEC) and the Council of Rectors of Italian Universities (CRUI). A memorandum between the International Education Center (IEC) and the Italian Language and Culture Center “Minerva” will be signed at the event.
On October 20, at 2:00 p.m., the “Italian Festival” organized by the university and the Italian Embassy will be held at Gori State University, which includes an exhibition on the topic of ecology and a concert with the participation of Gori State University students.
On October 21, at 2:00 p.m., in the classical gymnasium of Tbilisi, the world’s oldest and most famous marionette theater “Carlo Colla & Figli” (Milan, Italy) will hold a play “Teste di legno” for students of Georgian schools where the Italian language is taught.
On October 22, at 15:00, the 4th public school of Telavi will host a performance of “Teste di legno” by marionette theater “Carlo Colla & Figli” for the students of the Georgian public schools of the Kakheti region where the Italian language is taught.
On October 23, at 4:30 p.m., at the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia, Professor Franca Boschi of the University of Turin and representatives of the International Children’s Song Festival “Zecchino d’Oro” will hold a master class for Italian language teachers on the topic “Teaching through Music”. Organizers of the event are the Italian Language and Culture Center “Minerva”, the National Center for Professional Development of Teachers and the Italian Embassy in Georgia.
On October 23, at 20:00, the presentation of the multimedia album dedicated to the ballet performance “Beatrice” created for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death will be held at the Shota Rustaveli National Theater. The performance was created by Giorgi Aleksidze’s “Tbilisi Modern Ballet” with the support of the Italian Embassy, and the music was written by the famous Italian composer Dario Marianelli.
On October 24, at 18:00, the final of the international children’s song festival “Zecchino d’Oro” will be held in Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium. The festival, whose organizers in Georgia are the Italian Language and Culture Center “Minerva”, the National Center for Professional Development of Teachers and the Embassy of Italy, is being held for the first time in Georgia, and students from Georgian public and private schools where the Italian language is taught participate in it. The event was held in St. Members of the Bologna Antoniano team will be in attendance.
On October 25, the classical gymnasium of Tbilisi will host the award ceremony of the winners of the school activities carried out in more than 60 public and private Georgian schools under the auspices of the Italian language and culture center “Minerva” and the National Center for Professional Development of Teachers. The winning students and the most active participants will receive commemorative gifts.