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Nichi Vendola: Italy's Next

Generation Dossier Puglia environment taranto water mobility Tourism innovation YOUTH culture creative ORGANIZED CRIME

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Awards

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La fabbrica di nichi

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Sinistra ecologia libertĂ

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biography

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www.regione.puglia.it

Dossier Puglia The Apulia Region is home to

mechanics, petrochemicals, steal,

4 million citizens. The Region has an

textile, garments, footwear, furniture,

impressive coastline spanning 874

and food industry. Our recent in-

km (543 miles). It is the third longest

vestments are concentrated on new

after the Islands of Sicily and Sarde-

sectors including: renewable energy,

gna. The cities along the coast reveal

mechatronics, aerospace, information

their fascinating history amongst the

and communication technologies,

small cobble-stone alleys, monumen-

and tourism.

tal “palazzi,� cultural events, the arts,

Up until 2005, Apulia's economy fell

and of course the tastes of Southern

well behind other Southern Italian

Italian cuisine; all with the backdrop

regions. Today, according to both

of one of the most beautiful and pri-

the Bank of Italy and the Svimez

stine seas in the country.

(Association for the Industrial Deve-

While Apulia has been able to main-

lopment of Southern Italy), Apulia's

tain its rich culture, history, and

economy has become the locomotive

traditions, at the same time it is an

for the South of Italy.

Foggia

Adriatic Sea

Barletta

Bari Andria Brindisi

Taranto Lecce

Ionian Sea

active player in innovation and technology. It may remain one of the country’s main agricultural hubs, yet other production sectors include:

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environment

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In the last 5 years, Apulia has become the nation's leader in production of electricity from wind and solar energy sources. We were the first Region in Italy to enact the “Regional Environmental Energy Plan�, a system of rules that favor the development of renewable energy resources by attracting investments from the rest of the nation and abroad.

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production is produced in Apulia.

24%

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wind energy production is produced in Apulia.

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Environment

In 2006, our Government passed an important law concerning our 800 km-long (500 miles) coastline. The law protects the area from real estate speculation, sets up measures to prevent the erosion of our coasts, and helps mother nature restore its beaches, and unique flora and fauna.

http://151.2.170.110/ecologia/

We have taken major steps in preserving the beauty of our land, improving air quality levels, and protecting our seas and coastline. Our Government has also promoted recycling as the main source of waste disposal.

8 million euros (US $ 11.1M) investment in the creation of

16 regional parks within the last 5 years.

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taranto

Illustration by Luisa Amoroso - 9 years old

Taranto’s children told us their stories about living with the largest factory in the country. Through their eyes we witnessed the poisonous gasses that are released from the factory’s many chimney stacks. They told us about their fears and shared the horrors that they see day by day. Our decision to take action started from the children: from their letters, their drawings, their dreams, but also from their nightmares. 13


taranto

Taranto is Apulia’s second largest city. In 1961, construction efforts began for the construction of ILVA, Europe's largest steal factory. The factory was supposed to be the pride and hope of an entire community. Instead, it has become the main cause of this city’s rising mortality rate. Taranto’s main factory contributes substantially to the nation’s emis-

http://nodiossina.regione.puglia.it/

Legal limit of Furan & dioxin emissions as of December 31, 2010.

sions of air pollution through the release of furans, dioxins,

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and other toxic gases.

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In December 2008, we decided to enact the Antidioxin Law, the first of its kind in Italy. The law goes beyond the current national limits permitted. It reduces the limit of di-

nanograms per m3

oxins permitted to values equivalent to those of the European Union’s 2004 “Aarhus Protocol,” approved by EU member states, but never enforced by the Italian Government. Our regional law states that by December 31, 2010, all companies must respect the limit of 0.4 nanograms per cubic meter of dioxin and furan emissions permitted. With this couragous act, we hope to restore clean air to the City of Taranto, and at the same time protect the jobs of thousands of factory workers. It is just another step towards a qualitybased economy.

Illustration by Angela Battista - 10 years old

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water

Our administration approved a Bill stating that water is a public good, universally recognized and essential to all mankind and thus not susceptible to any form of privitization. 17


water

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euros (US $ 208.5M) invested in improving and modernizing the network.

cubic meters of water saved.

euros (US $ 7M) saved per year for internalizing the water purification process.

By range and capacity, the

Apulian Acqueduct

water meters replaced by new and more efficient machines.

is amongst one of the most impressive examples in water managment engineering in the world. It is the and

largest

most important acqueduct in Europe. Our

sensors installed to monitor the water network.

administration created the Acqueduct Protection Plan to eliminate water loss with the network. The supply of water will be and

gauranteed.

defended

water purification plants brought to norm.

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mobility

Within the first nine months of this year, passenger traffic at Apulian airports has shown a growth rate far beyond the national level. 21


MOBILITY

www.aeroportipuglia.it

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National destinations:

Foggia Genova Milano Olbia Palermo Pisa Rome

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Barcellona Berlin Billund Bratislava Brussels Bucarest Budapest Cologne Corfu Dusseldorf Eindhoven 23

Trapani Tremiti Islands Treviso Trieste Turin Venice Verona

International destinations:

Frankfurt Geneva Hamburg Karlsruhe London Luxemburg Madrid Malta Memmingen Munich Mykonos

Nuremberg Paris Prague Seville Sharm El-Sheikh Struttgart Timisoara Tirana Valencia Zadar Zurich


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120 million euros (US $ 167M) invested in the railway and coach bus networks.

33 million euros

new trains and coaches purchased by the

(US $ 45.9M) invested in opening new ports

Apulia Region

and modernizing existing ones.

30 million euros

to improve the urban and suburban public transportation system.

(US $ 41.7M) in discounts to students and workers who use public transportation (reduced ticket fares).

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Tourism

Apulia has become one of the more attractive tourist destinations in Italy, and in Europe.

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Tourism

www.viaggiareinpuglia.it

Between 2005 and 2008 tourists arriving in Apulia grew by:

+18% +16% +18%

National tourists

International tourists

15 million euros (US $ 21M) small business start-ups in the tourism sector; mostly businesses set up by youth and the non-employed.

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innovation

Investing in research enables progress. Local investments, knowledge and labor, and a green economy guarantee a stable quality of life for our present and future generations. 31


innovation

Investments in research, innovation and information systems.

www.sistema.puglia.it

760 M euros US $ 1BN

This investment involves over

148 research projects in small and medium size businesses,

19 networks of public laboratories

and the creation of

7 “Industrial Liason Offices.”

150 million euros (US $ 208M) for research in the industrial sector.

Investments in the creation of technology districts.

225 M euros US $ 312M

TECH DISTRICTS · Agri-food · Renewable Energy (wind, solar, and biomass) · Hi-Tech (aerospace, advanced diagnostics, electronics, laser technologies, mobile telephony, photonics, transistors, wireless networks). · Mechatronics (automation, automotive, mechanical

46 million euros

engineering, metrology, microelectronics, robotics, wood processing industry)

(US $ 64M) for other research laboratories.

253 bursaries for research grants amongst senior researchers.

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YOUTH

The energy, ingenuity, and talent that characterize today’s Apulian youth make them the principle resource for the social, economic, and cultural rebirth of our Region. 35


YOUTH

25.000 euros

(US $ 34.800) granted to over 4.880 young entrepreneurs to help start their first year of activity.

169 laboratori urbani (Urban Laboratories) created. Old and abandoned buildings (slaughterhouses, markets, warehouses, public buildings) were restored and converted into public spaces for the promotion of creative

http://bollentispiriti.regione.puglia.it http://ritornoalfuturo.regione.puglia.it

investing in a knowledge-based economy through the Our administration is

promotion of ideas and through creativity. With this commitment we will be able to provide our youth with a more flourishing future. We encourage our future leaders to share their ideas with us. Investing in our youth today not only guarantees future prospects but also helps regenerate today’s lingering economy.

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culture creative

We believe that a key solution in overcoming the world economic crisis is by investing in ideas.

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Culture creative

Apulia ranked last for investments in culture. Up until 2005, the Regional Government spent an average of 50 euro cents (US $ 0.70) per citizen on culture. Today, funding is comparable to 4 euros (US $ 5.60) for every Apulian Citizen.

108 million euros (US $ 151M) invested in Apulian culture, since 2005.

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Culture creative

apulia film commission

Since its beginnings in 2007, the Apulia Film Commission, a public company that promotes the film industry in Apulia, has attracted

over 100 new productions;

from both national and international firms. We’ve also seen the birth of the The Bari International

Puglia Sounds

In 2010 “Puglia Sounds” was created with the goal to create synergies between the production and the distribution of Apulian, Italian, and international music scenes. This is the first project of this nature in Italy; a revolution for who produces music, who distributes music, or who simply enjoys listening to music.

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Film and Television Festival, which this year celebrates its third year. It is a special occasion for the film industry to discover Apulia. In 2010, two production hubs or Cineporti were inaugurated in Bari and Lecce. These hubs are fully furnished with casting rooms, set and costume design ateliers, hair and make-up facilities, warehouses, exhibit centers, and more. “Loose Canons” a film produced in collaboration with the Apulia Film Commission, received a Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010.

5.2 million euros (US $ 7.3M) invested to promote Apulian cinema/audiovisual activities.

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Culture creative

68 M euros

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Funding of 200 cultural projects.

Investments in the Apulian theatre system.

Restoration of Bari’s opera-house, the Petruzzelli Theatre.

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Co-financing cultural events with other Mediterranean countries.

Promotion of Apulian art and artists.

The Petruzzelli Theatre was originally built in 1896, destroyed by arsonists in 1994, remained abandoned for 15 years, and restored and reopened thanks to public funds in 2009.


Culture creative

www.apuliafilmcommission.it www.fondazionepetruzzelli.it www.lanottedellataranta.it www.pugliasounds.it www.teatriabitati.it www.teatropubblicopugliese.it

La notte della Taranta

Since 1997, in the small town of Melpignano, in southern Puglia, over 100 000 people from all over the world attend the Notte della Taranta (The Night of the Tarantula). It is the most important music festival dedicated to the ancestral sounds of the Pizzica Salentina. The event's closing concert mixes traditional sounds with more contemporary beats—from world music, to rock, from jazz to classical music. By inviting world artists to perform on a single stage, the festival aims to promote peace amongst different cultures. The Night of the Tarantula Orchestra has become one of Italy’s more important ensembles; exporting their unique sound to major cities, like Beijing and Dubai.

Major global performers and festival directors have participated in the event, to name just a few: Daniele Sepe, Piero Milesi, Joe Zawinul, Vittorio Cosma, Stewart Copeland, Ambrogio Sparagna, Mauro Pagani, Ludovico Einaudi.

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ORGANIZED CRIME

Defeating the mafia and restoring rights and dignity to populations devastated by generations of organized crime.

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organized crime

Libera il bene (Free the Good): Our administration has made fighting organized crime a priority. Along with other non-profit organizations like

www.libera.it

With Free the Good, the Apulia Region intends to favor the creation of synergies amongst private and public administrators who support innovation and modernization, who promote a legal use of these goods, and who help develop new industries and work opportunities for its citizens. Culturally, this is a major step towards restoring harmony to populations devastated by generations of repression.

Libera, we firmly support the re-integration into society MOMArt: a cultural center

of goods confiscated from illegal activities. Goods such as

in a suburb of the City of Bari, promotes up-and-coming Apulian artists. The MOMArt was born out of an ex-discotheque previously owned and operated by the mafia.

land and real estate are sold to agricultural cooperatives and other ethically sound organizations. We empower our citizens to decide along with local administrators how best to introduce these goods back into the community.

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2010 Eurosolar Award

2008 SAG Award

Geographic Information System)

Assigned by ESRI (world leader in

Geographic Information Systems)

for Apulia’s efforts in the

digitalization of its

geographic information system.

For Apulia’s best practices in

solar energy production.

2010 Best Macchianera Award political blog

2008 Regional Champion Employment Awards

Apulia was the first Region in Italy, to

approve a law (Regional Law 28/2006)

that

and seasonal workers from slave-like

working conditions. The law protects

50 000 people who normally do not

have a voice to represent them and that

are forced to enter the black market.

for www.nichivendola.it.

2009 European Union Best Practices Award

creativity and innovation

in Apulia’s youth programs.

For

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protects migrant


La fabbrica di nichi

For the 2010 Regional Elections campaign, Nichi Vendola launched a grass-roots movement called La fabbrica di nichi (Nichi’s factory).


La fabbrica di nichi

The fabbricas are places, both

www.nichivendola.it http://fabbrica.nichivendola.it

physical

and virtual, open to anyone who believes

in what Mr. Vendola stands for.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nichi-Vendola/38771508894?ref=ts http://www.youtube.com/nichivendola http://twitter.com/#!/nichivendola www.flickr.com/photos/nichivendola feed://www.nichivendola.it/?feed=rss

A horizontal organizational structure promotes active participation from everyone who wants to get involved.

the fabbricas have grown to over 500, spanning all of Italy In less than one year,

and now also the rest of the world. The fabbricas present outside of Italy are generally created by Italians who have left their country of origin, unhappy with the country’s current socio economic and political situation. These are the people who aspire for a radical change in the nation’s governing body and hope to one day return home.

Ideas may come from the central organizing committee or from an individual fabbrica.

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La fabbrica di nichi

very popular amongst the younger generations and has Mr. Vendola is

attracted a segment of the population that has either lost hope in its leaders or who has never voted before.

That is why we have focused our communication acknowledging the power of internet. Our main channels of communication are our website www.nichivendola.it and social media – Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Flickr. Today, La fabbrica di nichi is considered by

new way of doing political communication in Italy. many a

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La fabbrica di nichi

Buone Azioni (Good Deeds) They are our most popular form of participation. They are mini campaigns that anyone can do to give a concrete example of Mr. Vendola’s message.

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1° Congresso di Sel. 22/24 ottobre, Firenze.

Intervista a Nichi da Il Secolo d’Italia del 7 febbraio 2010. Di Michele de Feudis

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www.sinistraecologialiberta.it

Sinistra ecologia libertĂ , con Vendola (Left Ecology Liberty with Vendola) celebrated its founding convention in Florence, this past October. Over 1600 delegates from all over Italy, participated at the

new left-wing party, whose mission is based on peace and nonviolence, work and social justice, knowledge and a green economy. It is a party founded on the principles of solidarity, cooperation, and direct participation convention. It is a

amongst its members.


It promotes the major forms of democracy and participation

SEL has recently elected Nichi Vendola as its President.

in Italian society, starting with the use of

SEL is an organization which was capable of enrolling al-

primaries

to elect the leader of a coalition.

most 50 thousand supporters in little more than one month.

It adheres to an

Enrollments where individually completed via internet.

ethical code for legality and

transparency, and contrasts any form of mafia or other

It does not currently have elected representatives

illegal activity amongst its members, its candidates, and

in Parliament, as during the last national elections

representatives within the institutions.

the left-wing coalition was not able to achieve 4% of the

SEL applies

vote; the minimum needed to nominate representatives in

equality amongst genders,

and in its governing body neither of the two genders can

both the House and the Senate.

have a representation under 40%. Furthermore, it guaran-

The party is, however, widely diffused on a local level; star-

tees parity amongst participants in the decision-making

ting with Nichi Vendola as Govenor of the Apulia Region.

process; regardless of their age, gender, nationality, sexual

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s polls accredit SEL with a popularity rate at 6%, and

orientation, and gender identification.

is in constant growth.

Nichi Vendola is considered to be the most credible leader in a center-left Within the same polls,

coalition, and best running mate against Silvio Berlusconi; ahead of the leader of the Partito Democratico (Democrat Party), todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major opposition party in Italy.

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Graduates in Faculty of Literature University of Bari Founding member of “Lila” Italy’s main AIDS awareness organization Part of the central committee of the Italian Communist Party Founding member of the “Rifondazione Comunista” Reformed Communist Party Elected Member of the Italian National Parliament with the Reformed Communist Party

1986 1987 1990 1991 1992

October 24, founds and is declared president of a new national political party: “Sinistra Ecologia Libertà” (Left, Ecology, Liberty) a left-wing ecologist party. In addition, Nichi Vendola, worked for many years as a journalist for the printed press; and has also written a series of books: “Prima della battaglia,” “La Debolezza,” “Soggetti Smarriti,” “Il Mondo Capovolto,” “Lamento in Morte di Carlo Giuliani,” “Dialogo sulla Legalità,” “La Mafia Levantina,” “Dilemmi della Speranza,” and “Ultimo mare.”

Mr. Vendola headed numerous international peace missions, namely in Bosnia, Colombia, Guatemala, and Tagikistan.

Coordinator Climate Change Observatory for the European Union's Committe of Regions.

March 29, is re-elected Govenor of Apulia

2010 January 24, primaries are again held to select the leader of the centre-left coalition in Apulia. Mr. Vendola wins the Primary vote with a 70% majority.

Vice President Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NERUST).

2008

Wins the Primaries as the candidate for the center-left coalition to run for the position of Govenor of the Apulia Region This is the first time in Italy’s history that the Primary System is adopted in the selection of a political candidate April 4, wins the elections becoming Govenor of Apulia

1st

2005

2001 Re-elected in the National Parliament Nominated Vice President of National Antimafia Commission Member of the Environment, Territory and Public Works Commissions

Re-elected in the National Parliament 1996 Member of the National Justice Commission Secretary of the National Antimafia Commission

Re-elected in the National Parliament 1994 Member of the National Commission on Culture, Science, and Education

Founding member of “Arcigay” Italy’s foremost National gay rights organization

1985

1958 Nichi Vendola was born in the City of Bari


Design and translation by QB Creative. Contents gathered by Sonia Pellizzari. Paid for by Sinistra Ecologia LibertĂ , 39 Goito Street, 00181, Rome, Italy.

Printed on November 10, 2010 by Poligrafica Srl, Modugno (BA), Italy

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