The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes Italian culture around the world
Culture is an essential part of Italy’s identity around the world, representing a tangible and intangible asset which can be drawn upon to face contemporary challenges. The Italian language represents an important part of this, acting as both a legacy of the past and a bridge to the future, as does scientific research, a sector in which Italy boasts excellent achievements on a global scale.
Cultural promotion therefore plays a key role in foreign policy, representing one of the main tools for promoting Italy abroad.
The network of players and initiatives involved with cultural promotion is managed and supervised by a number of offices under the Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation. The Directorate General’s complete organisational chart is available from esteri.it