By Brian Collett — A mixing of Italian and Danish cultures as a means of reinforcing ethical conduct in business, education and training will be on the agenda at a seminar in Denmark this month.
The message from the organisers is that inter-cultural attitudes stimulate the innovation that supports ethical, social and economic progress.
The seminar, being held by the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen on September 22, will focus on the creative potential of the individual and the community as the vital factor in bringing about the necessary changes.
Specialists attending the seminar will discuss how such business policies fostering creative talent can have the holistic effect of benefiting communities and the economy as a whole.
Contributions to the discussions will be made by institutions, employers and other interested organisations.
One of the speakers will be Pinuccia Panzeri, president of the Copenhagen branch of the Dante Alighieri Association, which encourages knowledge of the Italian language and culture.
She will outline the value of Italian culture and programmes to cultural, social and economic integration, with special mention of the Plida Project, which promotes Italian studies.
The ethics of human relationships in business will be a theme of a presentation by Guy Michel Franca, a member of the French Psychological Society and scientific director of the Five Foundation, an international ethics NGO.
The title of his presentation includes “creativity training as a factor of success in individual and corporate governance”.
Another speaker will be Teodoro Giustizieri, co-ordinator of the Rome-based HF Ethic Centres, which are dedicated to the integration of psychological support and training in business.
His subject is an “innovative approach to the development of human potential and the management of complexity”.