2 July - Day of Emilia-Romagna in the world

01 July 2024

2 minutes

Established in 2022 with the amendments to Regional Law no. 5/2015, the Day of Emilia-Romagna in the world aims to strengthen the identity of Emilia-Romagna people living abroad and strengthen relations with their land of origin. The date chosen is July 2, in memory of the tragedy of the ship Arandora Star sunk off the English coast on July 2, 1940, by a German submarine.

This year many events are scheduled, both in Emilia-Romagna and around the world, for the second celebration of the Regional Day of Emilia-Romagna in the world.

Events in Emilia-Romagna: from 29 June to 2 July, a series of initiatives will be held between Borgo Val di Taro, Bardi and Compiano for the commemoration of the victims of the Arandora Star, round tables, film screenings and debates, organized in collaboration with Italea, a program to promote roots tourism, launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of the PNRR project and funded by NextGenerationEU.

Campaign for the dissemination and creation of memory: conceived and carried out together with the young people of Emilia-Romagna in the world identified through the participatory path dedicated to them promoted by the Council and together with the Junior Counselling Centres, this campaign aims to collect contributions from our fellow regionals in the world through the use of social networks and the hashtag #2luglioERnelmondo, to tell the “family recipes” and those home flavours that throughout the world bring Emilia-Romagna back to the table.

Events around the world: many associations of Emilia-Romagna people abroad organize events on the occasion of this regional anniversary.

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