Roma - Quantum politics


Presentation of the Volta paper “La politica quantistica”, written by Giuliano da Empoli.

Location: Marco Besso Foundation.

Rome - Europe's Populist Challenge

WHEN | 16 JULY 2018

Presentation of the Volta Italian version of the paper “Europe’s populist challenge” originally published by the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute.

Guest speaker: Matt Browne ( (Senior fellow presso at the Center for American Progress)

Discussants: Stefano Menichini (Head of the Italian Parliament’s Press office) and Antonio Polito (Corriere della Sera)

Rome - Alternatives to populism - Economic policy

WHEN | 25 JUNE 2018

Guest speaker: Yoram Gutgeld

Discussants: Stefano Feltri (Il Fatto Quotidiano) and Stefano Fubini (Correre della Sera)

Rome - Hic Sunt Leones

WHEN | 26 APRIL 2018

Location: Talent Garden Poste Italiane

Florence - The cities they are a-changin' / Dove atterra l'innovazione in città

WHEN | 27 JANUARY 2018

A workshop on cities and sharing economy, with Italian and international innovators, managers and policy makers.

Rome - The future is no longer what it was / Il futuro non è più quello di una volta


In partnership with Global Progress.

Rome - The new formats of political participation - Momentum

WHEN | 4 JUNE 2018

 Guest speaker: John McTernan (Senior Vice President – PSB Research)


Berlin – Progressive Governance Symposium 2017

WHEN | 3 JULY 2017

An event organized by Das Progressive Zentrum (Germany), Policy Network (United Kingdom) and the Party of European Socialists (PES), in collaboration with The Centre for American Progress (United States), Volta (Italy), Terra Nova (France) and Les Gracques (France).

Montreal – Global Progress 2017 Summit

WHEN | 15, 16 AND 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Organized by Canada 2020 in partnership with the Centre for American Progress, Policy Network and Volta, under the patronage of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Global Progress 2017 Summit brought together, for three days, more than 300 people from across 25 countries.

Rome – Discussion on the relationship between Italy and France

WHEN | 13 JULY 2017

With Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen and Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini; Sandro Gozi, Deputy Secretary for European Affairs to the Prime Minister of Italy; and Marco Piantini, Advisor for European Affairs to the Prime Minister of Italy.

Rome – Meeting with Guido Maria Brera and Edoardo Nesi

WHEN | 28 APRIL 2017

Meeting with Edoardo Nesi and Guido Maria Brera to discuss their book “Tutto è in frantumi e danza”.

Milan – Coordinate x il mondo nuovo

WHEN | 4 MARCH 2017

Civic and political participation, outsiders and new forms of activism: what impact on governance?

Location: Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

Rome - Hollywood, Silicon Valley e noi


Meeting with Paul Vacca, to discuss his paper on Europe and the new geopolitics of entertainment, published by Volta.

Milan – L’Europa al tempo di Trump

WHEN | 7 MARCH 2017

Evolution of the relations between the United-States and Europe: language, politics and inequality.

A discussion between Luca Sofri and Alec Ross.

Event organized in collaboration with Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore and Meet the Media Guru.

Location: Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

Rome – The App Economy in Europe

WHEN | 7 JUNE 2016

Guest speaker: Michael Mandel (Chief Economist – Progressive Policy Institute, Washington)

Discussants: Luca De Biase (Journalist and writer) and Anna Ascani (Italian Democratic Party MP)

Milan – Presentation of the paper “Sharing Economy – Un’ occasione da condividere“


Speakers: Paolo Barberis (Innovation Adviser to the Italian Prime Minister), Davide Dattoli (CEO Talent Garden) and Pierfrancesco Maran (in charge of city planning for Milan)

Rome – Meeting with Geoff Mulgan

WHEN | 15 APRIL 2016

Guest speaker: Geoff Mulgan, the chief executive of Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) to discuss the Italian version of his paper on innovation in the public sector, published by Volta.

Rome – Inequality and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth.

WHEN | 6 APRIL 2016

Guest speaker: Jason Furman (Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors)

Discussant: Ferdinando Giugliano (La Repubblica)

Bruxelles – Presentation of the Odysseus project

WHEN | 17 MARCH 2016

Meeting in Bruxelles to present the voluntary European Civic Service project.

Presentation of the paper written by Anna Ascani, Francesco Clementi, Luca De Biase, Filippo Gavazzeni, Federico Sarica and Paul Vacca.

Speakers: Lila Braunschweig (Teach for France), Paula Schwarz (Startupboat) and Johan Wendt (Mattecentrum).

Conclusion: Matteo Renzi