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2023 OCTOBER 16-22


The 23rd edition of the “Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo” will focus on the theme of Italian and Sustainability. In recognition of Italy’s position at the forefront of environmental issues in the world.

The year 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned Italian “green” author Italo Calvino. This gave us the idea to create a contest for students based on Calvino and the theme of sustainability. This resulted in a contest entitled Italiano: lezioni di sostenibilità, to recall the famous American Lectures Calvino was writing for Harvard shortly before he passed away.

The contest is open to all students of Italian at colleges and universities in the Consular jurisdiction (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont).

Please find the links to the calls for proposals

Bando scuole in italiano

Bando scuole in inglese

Bando università in italiano

Bando università in inglese

A presentation summarizing the content of the two calls for proposal:

Presentazione contest 2023

Relazione del prof. Pertile

Videoconferenza 16 ottobre 2023


Works should be sent to this office in digital format by December 19th, 2023.

The assignments will be evaluated by their originality, adherence to the theme of sustainability and language competence.


Best works will receive prizes and all participants will have a formal recognition from the Consulate General.