As announced in January, the Lombardy Region, the City of Milan and the Cariplo Foundation have launched today the joint call for support to cooperation projects. The announcement is related to the Universal Exhibition of 2015 (Expo 2015), dedicated to the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” an important opportunity to support an important public-private partnership designed to finance projects of international cooperation on food security . The title of the call is “Feeding the Planet 2014”.
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In the ongoing process towards the new law on co-operation it is clear that little or nothing can be changed during the short parliamentary passage that, barring unforeseen circumstances , could start in March. The deputy minister Pistelli speaks of a parliamentary path of approximately 15 months until the drafting of the decrees and the statutes that establish the Agency. The Agency seems to be the only real chance to make a change in the Italian Cooperation. Until now, the debate has been characterized by the fear that the newly-formed agency can become a heavy wagon, many think that it is an investment too costly and therefore unpopular in the current context. Read more ›