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  • 1. Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy A few words about Italy and the Italians by Gian Paolo GuelfiUnder the High Patronageof the President of the Italian Republic
  • 2. St. Francis preaching to the birds, by Giotto Dante Alighieri with a laurel crown, by RaffaelloSomeone describes the Italians as a people of“Saints, Poets, and Sailors” The cruising ship Costa Concordia sunk at the Giglio Island
  • 3. The Venetian Aristocrat Giacomo Casanova Marcello Mastroianni with Anita Eckberg in “La Dolce Vita”Some refer to Italians as Latin Lovers … The former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
  • 4. Actually we do have some problems …
  • 5. Members: 630. Under criminal investigation mainly for crimes related to financial matter: Hungry 112 politicians, political (August 2011)http://www.stopcensura.com/2010/08/ecco-la-lista-degli-indagaticondannati.html corruption Parliament Members of European Countries Salary comparison: (euro per year): http://www.gruppocinqueterre.it/node/824 Aula di Montecitorio Austria: 106.583,40 Camera dei Deputati . Holland: 86.125,56 Germany: 84.108,00 Ireland: 82.065,96 UK: 81.600,00 Italy: 144.084,36
  • 6. Ora solare ……………… Ora legale Power-saving time, in Italian „Ora legale‟,the only legal thing in Italy
  • 7. Not everything is sobad in Italy: we havesome Nobel Prizes … FermiLevi Montalcini Marconi Fo MontalePirandello And more … Natta
  • 8. … some Italianactors, directors,and Benignia unique musicianwon Oscar Awards Sofia Loren, La Ciociara Fellini Anna Magnani, La Rosa Tatuata Morricone
  • 9. …extraordinarymusicians … Antonio Vivaldi Giuseppe Verdi Luciano Pavarotti Cecilia Bartoli Riccardo Muti Arturo Toscanini
  • 10. … Renzo Piano, an architect famous worldwide …London, The Shard Rome Auditorium Paris, Le Beaubourg New York , The NYT Building Genova, Biosphere
  • 11. Landscapes of Italy: nature, history, civilization Dolomites, Tre Cime di LavaredoCinque Terre Ligurian Riviera, Portofino Toscana, Chianti Hills landscape Sicily, the Temple of Segesta
  • 12. Campanile di Giotto, Firenze Torre di PisaMasterpieces of architecture, painting, scultpture … Caravaggio, Vocazione di San Matteo, Roma Canova, Amore e Psiche, Roma
  • 13. Let alone historical monuments … Il Colosseo, 1st century a.C. Outside viewIl Colosseo, 2009 a.C.Inside view
  • 14. Style and fashion …
  • 15. … industrial brands … I hope that the new “American”Fiat Overcome the famous acronym“Fix It Again, Tony”
  • 16. … food … food … food …
  • 17. In Italy we have been working a lot on MI:• 1995 TNT in Santa Margherita• 2001 TNTs and MINT Forum in Santa Margherita• 2005 TNT in GenovaWe also translated some of the basic books on MI
  • 18. Miller – RollnickMotivational Interviewing2° edition, 2004 Rollnick - Mason – Butler Health Behavior Change, 2004Walters – Clark –Gingerich – MeltzerMotivating Offenders tochange, 2007 Rosengren Building Motivational Interviewing Skills, 2011
  • 19. We, the Italian followers of MI, are a lot of people, andyet we couldn‟t agree organizing this conference.Why?Because the Italian are … quarrelsome and touchy
  • 20. Guelfi e Ghibellini, Pope vs Emperor Montecchi and Capuleti , fighting to death despite Italy, their children being in love land of quarrel, controversy, an d rivalryCoppi e Bartali, bikingchallenges on the road Foot-ball/soccer: Roma vs Juventus, Totti e Del Piero, never ending story Politics and religion: Fernandel and Gino Cervi as Don Camillo e Peppone
  • 21. So, to organize ICMI in Venice we needed foreign people: one person from Wales, two from Switzerland:the first meeting of the Committee was held in Venice, during the Venetian Carnival 2011 how to work when and where everyone else is having fun … the Committee at the arrival, getting out of the of the station … … members of the Committee heading to the meeting place … … a member of the Committee ready to work.
  • 22. The Scientific Committee met in Lausanne, July 2011, and spent time …Creating … Floating …Communicating … Caring … Working hard …
  • 23. “With the name of Venezia, even the most stupid ideas are successful” (Gianni De Michelis, Venetian, a former Minister of the Italian Government)
  • 24. Yes, we, the Italians,have plenty of problems,we are not a good example to anybody,but from our British friends we learnt that…
  • 25. Right or wrong … my country!Welcome to ICMI 2012 Welcome to Venice Welcome to Italy