Second year Intercultural Business Communication Masters (IBC) students from the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) welcomed the opportunity to attend a highlight event of World Italian Language Week in Koper (Capodistria), Slovenia on 14 October.

The event ‘L’italiano e i giovani: come scusa? Non ti followo’ (‘Italian and young people: I’m sorry what do you mean? I don’t follow’) opened with a conversation between the writer Marco Mancassola and Prof. Nives Zudič Antonič (Dept. of Italian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorksa), who is also Italian Professor at EMUNI, in which they discussed the event theme. Dr. Mojca Cerkvenik (University of Primorksa) then went on to discuss with the London-based writer the film Sicilian Ghost Story’ (IT-FR-CH, 2017), written and directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, which was taken from one of the writer’s pieces entitled ‘A white knight.’ The film screening closed the event.

The event was also attended by the Consulate General of Italy in Koper and the Italian Cultural Institute in Ljubljana.

Our IBC students gained an insight into the Italian minority community of Koper and Italian culture, as well as had the chance to practise their Italian language skills.

EMUNI IBC Masters students, pictured with the following: Polona Oblak,, Italian Professor at EMUNI; Giovanni Coviello, the Italian General Consul of Koper; and Prof. Nives Zudič Antonič (second, third and fourth from left respectively) and Dr. Mojca Cerkvenik, Italian Professor at University of Primorska; Sophie Burton, English Professor at EMUNI (right and fourth from right respectively).