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2 October 2017
EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force

On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU’s trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be – an instrument for growth that benefits European […]

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12 September 2017
Honourable Stefano Dambruoso, Quaestor of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Italy – Vancouver (British Columbia) 5 / 8 September 2017

Honourable Stefano Dambruoso, Quaestor of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Italy (Magistrate, with key assignments related to the fight against international terrorism and organized crime), visited Vancouver (British Columbia) from September 5 to 8 2017.During his visit Hon. Dambruoso had meetings with Minister of Public Safety and with Attorney General (Provincial Government), Deputy Mayor […]

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24 August 2017
Award for Italian researchers and startups operating abroad

Call for applications The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the second annual Award for Italian researchers and startups operating abroad. The award includes two categories: The “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” to recognize an eminent Italian scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the […]

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4 July 2017
Visit to Vancouver of H.E. Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic (30 June – 1 July 2017)

H.E. Sergio Mattarella President of the Republic of Italy arrived in Vancouver on June 30th 2017, marking the final stop of a State visit in Canada. Upon his arrival he met the Liutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon. Present during the meeting was also the Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Senator Benedetto Della Vedova. President […]

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30 June 2017
University Pre-enrollment Academic Year 2017/2018

Pre-enrollment procedures for Italian Universities (Academic Year 2017-2018) will close on July 25 2017. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-enrolment for Medicine and Surgery, International Medical School, Dental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Health professions will also close on July 25 2017.

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12 May 2017
Eugenio Bennato in concert for the Italian National Day

The Consulate General, in collaboration with ComItEs, CGIE, Il Centro, Aquilini Investment Group and Newway group, presents Eugenio Bennato and his band, who will perform their “Balla la nuova Italia” concert as part of the celebrations for the Italian National Day 2017. At 6:00 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre on June 2nd.

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19 April 2017
Sapori di Puglia 2017

As is the case every spring, the “Sapori di Puglia” (Flavours of Puglia) took place in Vancouver at the end of March. And it was as usual an event with a very rich program. On Thursday, March 30th at 7pm, Food and wine fair with tasting of authentic products from Puglia, and screening of the documentary […]

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31 March 2017
G7 Taormina: Border controls temporarily restored

In view of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy (May 26 and 27, 2017) border controls within the Schengen Area will be temporarily restored at ground, air, and maritime points of entry into Italy. The temporary suspension of unrestricted movement within the Schengen Area is in accordance with article 25 of the Schengen Border […]

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29 March 2017
Information on same-sex unions

As of February 11, 2017, partners in a same-sex union are eligible to apply for Italian citizenship through Art. 5 of Law n. 91 of 1992.   More detailed information on this new development may be found in the section of this website on Citizenship and Vital Records.

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29 March 2017
Attribuzione del cognome materno: sentenza della Corte Costituzionale n. 286/2016

La Corte Costituzionale con sentenza n. 286 del l’8 novembre – 21 dicembre 2016, pubblicata nella G.U. 1^ serie speciale – Corte Costituzionale n. 52 del 28 dicembre 2016, ha dichiarato l’illegittimità costituzionale delle norme che non consentono ai genitori, di comune accordo, di trasmettere al figlio, al momento della nascita, anche il cognome materno, […]

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