The Global Fellowship is awarded to high-profile people who have distinguished themselves internationally for innovation and leadership skills

The delivery ceremony of the first edition of the ‘Luiss Global Fellowship’ took place on Friday at Villa Alberoni, in Rome. The Global Fellowship is awarded to high-profile people who have distinguished themselves internationally for innovation and leadership skills. The awards of this first edition went to two Italians who contributed to improving the image of our country at an international level: Francesca Bria, President of the National Innovation Fund and member of the high-level group of experts for the New European Bauhaus created by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and Marco Durante, President and founder of LaPresse. 

The ceremony took place in the presence of the President Luiss Vincenzo Boccia, the Rector Andrea Prencipe, the Director General Giovanni Lo Storto and the Undersecretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for information and publishing, Giuseppe Moles.

“I’m honored for the Global fellowship, innovation and digital for a sustainable and democratic future”said Francesca Bria, after receiving the recognition.“It is an important award for me – commented the founder and president of LaPresse Marco Durante –  We need to grow outside of Italy. Investing in internationalisation “.

“Sacrifice, commitment, renunciations, European vision, love for our country and passion for your work: today you have given us a life lesson – underlined the Luiss president, Vincenzo Boccia – Our two winners are now included in the Luiss , which is confirmed as an open, dynamic and inclusive reality “. The undersecretary for Publishing Giuseppe Moles also paid tribute to the two winners, who recognized in Bria and Durante “imagination, leadership skills, determination, excellence and innovation”.

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