150th Anniversary of the Italian-Turkish Relations: A common vision towards the EU

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
(Spazio Etoile, Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina)
08:00 pm

Welcome reception

08:05 - 08:30 pm

Welcome address

Dieter Rampl, Chairman of UniCredit Group
Ambassador Murat Bilhan, Director of IKU Foreign Policy Platform

10:00 - 11:30 pm


08:30 - 10:00 pm

Jazz Concert (two groups, one Italian and one Turkish, will play jam session)


Wednesday, November 08, 2006
(Villa Miani, Via Trionfale 151)
08:30 - 09:00 am

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 12:00 am

Workshop 1 - Political Relations
"Italy and Turkey: a new vision of Europe


Chairman: Ambassador  Renato Rugiero, Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Declaration on the future of Europe on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
Co-Chairman: Zeynep Karahan-Uslu, Chairwoman of the Turkish working group at the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, Turkey

09:00 - 12:00 am

Workshop 2 - Economic Relations
"The energy policies in the Mediterranean Countries, with regards to EU energy supply security"


Chairman:    Alessandro Ortis, Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas, Italy
Co-chairman:  Ambassador Mithat Balkan, National Coordinator for Energy Issues


09:00 - 12:00 am

Workshop 3 - Socio-cultural Relations
"The role of mass-media in democratic society" 


Chairman:  Alessio Gorla, Member of the Managing Board of RAI Cinema, Italy
Co-chairman: Semih Idiz, Diplomatic Editor for CNN-Turk and
columnist for the Milliyet

Keynote speeches:
12:00 - 12:15 pm

Plenary Session
Introductory speech: Alessandro Profumo, CeO UniCredit Group

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Abdullah Gul, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Turkey

12:45 - 1:15 pm

Massimo D'Alema, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Italy

1:15 - 1:45 pm

Press conference

1:15 - 1:45 pm

Buffet Lunch with the participation of the Ministers

3:00 pm

Plenary Session

3:10 - 3:40 pm

The Chairman of each Workshop will report to the Plenary Session (10 minutes each)

3:40 - 5:15 pm


5:15 - 5:30 pm

"A comment on the result of the Workshop 3 and some hints on the Reform of the Italian Communication System"
Special guest: Paolo Gentiloni, Minister for Communication, Italy

5:30 - 5:40 pm

"A comment on the result of Workshop 2"
Sami Demirbilek, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey

5:40 - 5:50 pm

Address by  the Italian Parliament's representative
Valentina Aprea, Chairwoman of the Interpaliamentary Italian-Turkish Group, Italy

5:50 - 6:30 pm

Final Remarks
Egemen Bagis Member of the Turkish Parliament, and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister
Lucio Caracciolo, Editor in Chief of Limes, Italian review of geopolitics