A Video Message from Italian Education Minister Lucia Azzolina Opens the Streaming Event ‘Didacta Fair 2021 Is Approaching’

A video-message from Italian Education Minister Lucia Azzolina officially opened the online edition of ‘Didacta Fair 2021 Is Approaching’ – the streaming event of Didacta Italy Fair.

«This two-day event – said Italian Education Minister Lucia Azzolina – attracted over 4,000 participants and is now sold out. This clearly shows that the school staff needs to address issues which are central to the public debate, but which can be also experienced in the daily school routine. Today and tomorrow, teachers, school managers and the administrative staff will have a great opportunity to meet and discuss with other colleagues and with experts from the education world, albeit remotely. Our Ministry will actively participate with our usual commitment, playing a leading role.

I would like to thank – Azzolina added – all the school staff, families and students who are actively playing their part during the newly started academic year. As Ministry of Education, we will keep on implementing all the resources available to support school, to make it better every day, and more modern and able to adapt to the multiple demands of today and tomorrow».

‘Didacta Fair 2021’ is an opportunity to discuss with sector specialists online about the future of school and to take a first step towards  DIDACTA FAIR 2021, to be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 17th to 19th March for the fourth consecutive year.

Today, the two topics discussed concern pre-school education in the age of digitisation, with a speech by Italian Education Vice-Minister Anna Ascani, and online teaching, moderated by Giovanni Biondi, President of Indire, focusing on the opportunities offered by the digital world to reconsider the school system.


Tomorrow, the event will open with a panel on School Structures for a New Didactic Organisation (from 15:00 to 17:00), focusing on the experience of the pandemic and the opportunities offered by the Recovery Fund, which may represent an unrepeatable chance to promote a structural change. Changing spaces represents a major drive to innovate the educational model: “Space Teaches”.

Participating Guests: Leonardo TosiResearcher of INDIRE, Vanessa PallucchiNational President of Legambiente Scuola e Formazione, Valentina Bianchi, from the Italian National Association of Builders (ANCE), Giuseppe Cappocchin, President of CNAPPC (National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists).

Moderator: Rossella MuroniMember of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

From 17:00 to 19:00, A School in Midstream – The Unfinished School Autonomy. The thorniest aspects of school autonomy will be discussed. An autonomy which, after its launch – over twenty years ago – remains largely unfinished.

Participating Guests: Antonello Giannelli, President of ANP (Italian National Association of Principals), Roberto PellegattaDirector of the magazine ‘Dirigere scuole’ (DiSAL), Angelo Paletta, from Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Paola NencioniResearcher of Indire.

Moderator: Patrizio BianchiProfessor of the University of Ferrara – Councillor of the Region of Emilia Romagna.

Link to the video-message from Italian Education Minister Lucia Azzolina: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a01d5886f1e07a9b148bdb2e6da5594e20201012172120/c850d8