Seven ideas for a European Cultural Recovery Plan

If we really want to move Europe forwards today and overcome nationalist impulses, we need a Plan for the Cultural Recovery of Europe in addition to a financial Recovery Plan. In collaboration with the Groupe d’Études Géopolitiques (GEG), Giuliano da Empoli (the...


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Volta’s two dimensions:

in Europe, VOLTA is actively engaged in the creation
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in Italy VOLTA prepares a new generation for the governance of the country, elaborates and experiments with policies, promotes a model of growth that is open, creative and inclusive.



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