Workshop organized by the Italian seat of the Council of Europe, in collaboration with the Foundation “Real Sito di Carditello” (Royal Estate of Carditello) and the Council of Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA)
Friday 22nd October 2021 – from 10.30 a.m
Royal Estate of Carditello – San Tammaro (CE)
“We must start from our tradition to renew our agriculture”: with these words, Nicola Caputo, Councillor of Agriculture of the Campania region, affirms his will of going ahead with opportunities and investments dedicated to sericulture, being inspired by the Veneto region and other Italian regions working with CREA (Padova) to restart and develop a sustainable silk chain 100% Made in Italy.
Luisella Pavan Wolfe, Council of Europe, states: “Even cultural initiatives are a priority”; she is engaged with CREA (PAdova) to promote a certified itinerary, which should be enclosed in “slow” and sustainable touristic route, with the aim of creating a network of Italian and European silk stakeholders.
Is it possible, to relaunch a sustainable sericulture in Italy?
Silvia Cappellozza, CREA (Padova) answered to this question, and highlighted all the potentialities and criticalities to be considered to move in the right direction all together. During her presentation, she shared several detailed pieces of information, which are scarcely known but very important, concerning the envinromental, social, economic impact of the silk chain (silkworm rearing, mulberry cultivation, artisanal or industrial silk processing), in Italy and abroad, starting from the past and coming to the current situation and the future perspectives. Among the described case-histories, the project Serinnovation rised much interest thanks to the innovative and concrete objectives of the ongoing activities, in addition to the training and dissemination actions.
Even the testimonies of the players from different Italian regions were much appreciated, because they proposed future collaborations with Campania and made concrete examples of positive impacts on the territories, thanks to already established or developing projects.
Abstract of the Program
- Institutional greetings
- The Council of Europe and the cultural itineraries – Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Director of the Italian Seat of the Council of Europe
- Relaunching a sustainable silk chain in Italy – Silvia Cappellozza, Research Centre Agriculture and Environment – Sericulture Laboratory of Padua
- New programming of European Structural Funds 2021-2027 – Germana di Falco, National Committee of Bioeconomy and coordinator CNPA Campania
- The experience of the Real Sito of Carditello: history, strategy and projects
- The point of view of the economic and cultural stakeholders of Campania
- Testimonies of the players of other Italian Regions: from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Francesca Trapani of the Grado (GO) Municipality with the project “Mar e Tiaris”; from Veneto, Enzo Moretto of “Esapolis” Museum of Padova; from Tuscany, Pier Francesco Bernacchi of the National Foundation Carlo Collodi (PT); from Calabria: Saverio Filippelli of ARSAC Calabria, Domenico Vivino of Nido di seta di San Floro (CZ) and Teresa Notaro of the Association “Spazio Donne”, with the silk of Cortale (CZ).
By invitation only. For information:
– Council of Europe – Venice Office
Tel. +39 041 3190860 – firstname.lastname@example.org – European Silk Route
– Foundation Real Sito of Carditello
Cell. +39 339 6861632 – email@example.com – www.fondazionecarditello.org
– Project European Silk Route
Introduction and institutional speechs (first and second session)
The presentation of Silvia Cappellozza – CREA (Padova)
Second session: testimonies and conclusions
The Royal Estate of Carditello
Also known as the Royal Estate of Carditello, the palace is a Bourbon residence in the province of Caserta, in the heart of Campania Felix; it was devoted to hunting, royal horse rearing, and experimental agricultural production. From 2016 the monumental buildings are managed by the Foundation “Real Sito di Carditello”, established by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism, Campania Region, and San Tammaro Municipality, to promote their knowledge, protection, recovery and exploitation. After many vicissitudes and occupations, which compromised the beauty of the site and blocked its fruition, this symbol of law and chance of development for the whole area is eventually coming back to being available for the local community. Although it is in its recovery phase, the Real Sito can be visited in the occasion of the extraordinary weekly openings that record a great number of visitors.
Project “Sete di libertà – Thirst for freedom: stili e visioni di donne contro la violenza – styles and visions of women against violence”
During the event, a stand was set up with the products made by the Cooperative E.V.A., as part of the project aimed at supporting the economic autonomy of women emerging from situations of violence, through the activation of a Textile Atelier in a building rescued from organized crime. The project, which was activated as part of the call for “Support to the management of confiscated properties” of the POR Campania FSE 2014/2020, led to the birth of an important network, a public-private partnership that contributed, in the various phases, to the creation of a collection of high fashion clothing and accessories for social purposes, designed by the young stylists of the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. For more information: www.evalab.shop – www.cooperativaeva.com
Guided tours in the area
The Foundation Real Sito of Carditello, in collaboration with local tourist and cultural operators, organized visits to places of particular tourist interest for the speakers: the Path of Mulberries from Capua to the Real Sito of Carditello, the Reale Sala d’Armi and the Campanian Museum (Capua), the Benedictine Abbey of Sant’Angelo in Formis and the Campania Amphitheater (Santa Maria Capua Vetere).