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Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero (CGIE) - Elections 2015



Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero (CGIE) - Elections 2015


On September 26, 2015 the Country Assembly will hold its proceedings at the Embassy of Italy in Washington and will be called to elect two regional members for the United States on the occasion of the renewal of the Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero (CGIE).

The CGIE is the body representing Italian communities abroad across all institutions which implement policies affecting Italian communities abroad.

In accordance with the principles established in Articles 3 and 35 of the Italian Constitution, the CGIE aims to: promote and facilitate the advancement of the standard of living of the Italian communities abroad and of their individual members, strengthen the connection of these communities with the political, cultural, economic and social life of Italy, ensure the most effective safeguard of the rights of the Italian citizen abroad, facilitate the preservation of the cultural and linguistic integration in the host society and participation in the life of the local communities, facilitate the involvement of the Italian communities in developing countries in the activities of development cooperation and collaboration in trade initiatives in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, the Chambers of Commerce, local industry, crafts and agriculture and other associations representative of Italian entrepreneurship..

All Italian citizens who have resided for the last three years in the United States and who are not already members of the Country Assembly (as Comites members or representatives designated by Italian associations) can apply as candidate for regional representative by submitting the appropriate form of application to the Embassy or Consular Office in whose district they reside (mod. A, for Italian citizens or natives of EU countries; mod. B, for citizens natives of non-EU Countries) within 10 days from the date of the Country Assembly.

Non-Italian citizens can also apply, provided they are children or descendants of Italian citizens and have been residing in the United States for the last three years. They can be elected in a proportion not exceeding half of the candidates elected by a single country. Candidates who are not members of the Country Assembly can attend the electoral proceedings without right to vote.

For more detailed information you can consult the page in Italian language.