Europe and the Mediterranean

The complex story of Italian identity.

In collaboration with Mediterranean Meetings of Procida.

The space of free thought BPER Agorà

The Italian national identity, in its purely political dimension, has been characterized by a very precise choice: that of anchoring firmly to Europe, seen as a model of economic and civil development as well as political, a decision reaffirmed by the participation alongside the Entente powers during the First World War and by the founding participation in the Atlantic Alliance in a united Europe. This direction, however, was accompanied by a sort of Mediterranean Sonderweg, sometimes unrealistic, sometimes confused, often uncertain between the evocation of an imagined past and a perspective on a less narrow and predetermined future.