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XXII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (17-22 October 2022)


The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language.

The initiative was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca, which was subsequently joined by the Swiss Confederation, where Italian is one of the country’s official languages.

This success story is due to the growing engagement of the Italian and Italian-speaking communities abroad, along with local cultural institutions and a host of writers, poets, artists, teachers and academics who have passionately enlivened all the past editions by taking part in hundreds of conferences, meetings, lectures, refresher courses, thus opening a cultural and intercultural dialogue with other writers, artists, intellectuals and representatives of civil society in a large number of Countries.

The XXII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo is dedicated to the Italian language and young people: “L’italiano e i giovani. Come scusa? Non ti followo“.

The title “Come scusa? Non ti followo”, invented by the Italian School of Montevideo, expresses the renewal of languages through the contribution of digital natives. This renewal is linked to the idea, inherent in the title, of the difficulties of mutual understanding and communication not only between generations of young people and adults, but also, sometimes, between the same youth groups. Among the reasons for the choice, there is the antifrastic character of the title compared to “Italian and young people”, as well as the stimulating ambiguity of the verb “followare”, referring both to the world of social media and to communication in a broad sense.

Download the free volume “L’italiano e i giovani” by Accademia della Crusca HERE (available only 17 – 22 October 2022).

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic.

On the occasion of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Institute of Culture in Edinburgh is delighted to invite you to the following events:

10 – 31 October 2022 

Italian Excellence. The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators

The Italian Contemporary Art Week (8-14 October) and the Week of Italian Language in the World (17 – 22 October) meet in the exhibition Italian Excellence. The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators for an explosion of colours, words and images dedicated to the youngest generations.

13 October 2022 

Book Presentation: Viaggio a Terminazione di Daniele Falcioni

Presentation of the novel Viaggio a Terminazione with the author Daniele Falcioni (event in Italian).

20 October 2022

Dante per bambini (e per genitori curiosi)

An event for the wee ones and their families to discover the books series Dante per bambini (e per genitori curiosi) and Dante da colorare with the author Federico Corradini at the Eyre Hall in Glasgow (Archdiocese of Glasgow, 196 Clyde Street, Glasgow G1 4JY).

27 October 2022

“Nuove Voci: Dentro & Fuori”: Lorenza Pieri in conversation with Esa Aldegheri

Book presentation of the novel “The Garden of Monsters” (Europa Editions, 2020) by Lorenza Pieri. The author will be in conversation with Scottish-Italian author Esa Aldegheri. Project in collaboration with Turin International Book Fair.