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Would you like to discover one of the most attractive place in Italy? If yes, follow me in this little trip across the Lazio region. But first, where is exactly Lazio?

Lazio is an Italian region located in the center of the country, the second most populated after Lombardia, and home to Rome. Capital city and center of Italy's political life due to the presence of the government and the Parliament. It is also the Catholic world center due to the presence of Vatican.

Internationalisation and advanced technologies has always been two of the key focuses of Fedra. After organisating the 3D Printing panel during the European Business Summit in 2016, FEDRA this year is participating to the In(3D)ustry event, happening at Fira Barcelona (Grand Via Venue) from October 3rd to October 5th, 2017.

Since July 2017, Estonia holds the Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers making it the perfect time to highlight some of the most beautiful places in the country.

1) Kadriorg in Tallinn

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According to the European Commission, one in six people in the European Union has a disability that ranges from mild to severe, making around 80 million who are often prevented from taking part fully in society and the economy because of environmental and attitudinal barriers. In order to tackle these issues, the Commission recognises sport and physical activity as being extremely valuable in the context of social inclusion and integration for people with physical and mental health disabilities.

We interviewed INSPORT+ project to learn more about how different local actors use sport to help with social inclusion. The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme and its goal is to develop a network of partner organisations across Europe involved in promoting social inclusion for people with mental health problems and mental disabilities.

According to the FUSIONS report of the European Commission of 2016, around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU. Because of this, member states and EU stakeholders are looking for every opportunity to prevent food waste and strengthen sustainability of the food system, even at local level. This month, FEDRA interviewed YourLocal, a Danish start up fighting against food waste at local and national level.

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Meet Aida Amir Aslani, The Young Regional Ambassador of the Catania region in Sicily, Italy 

Aida Amir Aslani is among one of our most enthusiastic, motivated and kind Young Regional Ambassadors, currently representing and living in the region of Catania, in Sicily, Italy.

She loves the island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea because she has a passion for the very rich culture, history, heritage and traditions. She also believes that the island geopolitically is very important as Sicily is located between three continents.

Furthermore, Aida states that: ‘‘Despite the fact that there is a considerable gap between Northern and Southern parts of Italy socially and economically, this region in the recent years has striven to benefit more from its potentials and resources to bridge this gap than ever before!’’. But next to all that that she just highly appreciates the climate! 

Between the 7th and 10th of September, in a very royal setting of the Brussels Park, the ‘‘eat! BRUSSELS, drink BORDEAUX’’ culinary festival will be held. This delicious event will allow you FREE entrance in order to enjoy some of the best international culinary flavours.

Just like last year, the region of Bordeaux (France) will be the highlight of the festival as the organisers wish to reproduce a Brussels version of Bordeaux’s “Fête le Vin”. However, this year the 6th edition of the festival introduces a new concept as great chefs from Brussels will offer you every day the chance to taste their signature dish. Furthermore, you can also visit a wide range of international cuisine present in Brussels, such as Ethiopian, Romanian, Japanese and even Malagasy.

According to Trivago’s ranking on the best Italian and European cities, magnificent Salerno, that is the city where I live, goes to the ninth place in the top ten, and is on the fifty-fourth place of the best cities of the continent.

Trivago has drawn up the ranking by creating a precise index, called the Best Value City Index. In the list, the top 100 European cities that have the best quality for accommodation facilities are included. In Italy, Salerno brings Campania to the highest position, assessing at the ninth place! 

The urban population of Europe is rapidly growing and with more than half of the population of Europe living in cities, it poses big challenges to the management of waste in Europe’s largest cities. Because of the fact that Europe’s urban population keeps growing, it is even estimated that by 2050 almost 70% of the population will live in cities, it is important to maintain an effective management of waste in the cities now, and for the future (Vilella, Theworldpost, 2017).

In Europe, only 40% of the waste that we generate is being recycled, the rest is either buried or burned. This causes environmental destruction and threatens ecosystems. Therefore, the reduction of waste is one of the biggest international goals that we have to deal with in Europe.

Piemonte (Piedmont) is the second largest region of Italy after Sicily and, true to its name, is a land of mountains. It is surrounded by the Alps, bordering both Switzerland and France. Home to the first capital of the Italian Republic, Piemonte has much to offer. From Turin, the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to unspoiled nature, to some of the finest red wines such as Barolo, Barbera and Dolcetto being produces in the region, it offers a 360 degrees experience.