As part of the project Prevention a friend of immigrant women, the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with Bracco Farma handed out 600 free Iotiren samples, an iodine supplement, at the Outpatient Clinic of the Opera di San Francesco.
The supplements were distributed to foreign pregnant women or those trying for a baby, to aid an adequate intake of iodine in such a delicate stage of life.
It has now been scientifically proven that iodine deficiency, as well as that of other micronutrients, can significantly affect a baby's development. As part of the series of Bracco Foundation meetings, the appointment "Iodine, nutrition and pregnancy: a project for life" on 6th October 2014 made it possible to deepen this issue with two experts, here is an in-depth video.
On the occasion of the progettoDiventerò awards ceremony and the 2014/15 scholarships, which took place on July 13th 2015 at the Italian Pavilion in EXPO, Simone De Leo's video testimonial, currently in Boston, aroused considerable interest.
On the occasion of the progettoDiventerò awards ceremony and the 2014/15 scholarships, which took place on July 13th 2015 at the Italian Pavilion in EXPO, there was considerable interest in Chinese radiologist Hu Na's video testimonial, one of the first to attend last year's postgraduate healthcare management course Next Gen Leader.
Faces, words and projects of some of the winners of the scholarships of the progettoDiventerò - Bracco Foundation for young people, interviewed in 2014, sometime after winning the prizes and scholarships, to discover what they achieved in the meantime and their goals for the future.
Vanessa, Federico, Attilia and Federica tell us about their current situations regarding self-awareness and opportunities.
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Diana Bracco at the press conference "15,800 notes for the Milan Duomo organ"
“As a Milanese I responded with enthusiasm to the appeal from Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo and the president Fedele Confalonieri, a friend who shares my true passion for music, and I hope that many citizens follow our example by supporting the fundraising campaign,” said Diana Bracco, president of the Bracco Foundation at the launch of the initiative.
"The maintenance of our cathedral is a continuous challenge, that needs everybody’s contribution. The relationship between my Family and music is very strong and heartfelt: our Group has supported innumerable initiatives supporting music over the years. We are a Sustaining Founder of La Scala Theatre, and we have special ties with another excellence of Milan that grows, La Scala Theatre Academy. So the project for giving a new voice to the Great Organ of the Duomo won us over immediately. Our Duomo and La Scala Theatre are the symbols of Milan, a heritage of Lombardy artistic and technical know-how.”
Leone Lodi (1900– 1974) was a Lombardy artist who began as a stonecutter.
He trained in evening classes at the Brera Academy and the Scuola Superiore di Arte Applicata. His first works date back to the beginning of the 1920s.
Over the following decade he worked with important rationalist architects: Giuseppe Pagano, Agnoldomenico Pica, Giulio Minoletti and Eugenio Faludi (author of the huge sets used for the inauguration of the factory). In Viale Villa in Torviscosa, in front of the old entrance to the swimming pools, are another for works by Lodi.
Il progettoDiventerò compie i suoi primi cinque anni. Fondazione Bracco sceglie di dedicare un momento di incontro per riflettere sui risultati raggiunti e progettare il futuro, e invita a maggio 2017 tutti i suoi ragazzi al Teatro alla Scala, luogo significativo non solo per il prestigio storico ma anche e soprattutto per sottolineare l'impegno duplice e multidisciplinare della Fondazione per i giovani.
Oltre a sviluppare percorsi a carattere per lo più scientifico, prendendo le mosse da 3 ambiti prioritari ritenuti strategici quali leve di sviluppo (la giovane ricerca, i percorsi formativi e l'autoimprenditorialità), da 5 anni Fondazione Bracco è Main Partner e Socio Fondatore di Accademia Teatro alla Scala. L'accademia, attraverso i suoi 4 dipartimenti, forma ogni anno più di 1.000 allievi da tutto il mondo, dagli artisti che si esibiscono sul palco alle professioni dello spettacolo che lavorano dietro le quinte.
La tradizione cerimonia di consegna dei premi e delle borse di studio dell'edizione 2016-2017 sarà quindi seguita dal concerto istituzionale dei giovani cantanti lirici e l'orchestra di Accademia Teatro alla Scala. Una celebrazione nel segno del merito e del talento, ma anche l'occasione, nel 90° anno di vita del Gruppo Bracco, per proiettarci nel futuro insieme ai nostri giovani protagonisti.
SOUTHERN ITALY CATEGORY: SMART DONOR from the startup Moodika
An innovative web and mobile solution for managing the activities of blood donors and optimising the resources of operators in the sector. Membership of the community merges with the programming of blood donor ship: donors can programme, manage and share their activities; operators can inform, reward and thank donors.
NORTH-CENTRAL ITALY CATEGORY: BED AND CARE from the startup Bed and Care
A project to help professional tourist operators respond systematically to requests from travellers with special requirements offering, all over Italy through a digital platform, personal help services and device hiring. The mission is to create a model of assisted and accessible tourism by optimising and making more available the existing tourist offer.
The“Welfare what a business!” Project competition, promoted by Bracco Foundation with Fondazione Italiana Accenture and UBI Banca, with the scientific contribution of Aiccon and the Milan Polytechnic – Tiresia, has reached its final phase: the six finalists will compete in a session of pitches in front of the jury that will name the two winning organisations, one from southern Italy, the other from the North/centre.
An opportunity to get to know interesting projects that aim to regenerate community welfare, the aim of the competition. Coordinating the event is Alessandro Rimassa, director of the TAG Innovation School.
Eyes to see the world and the spirit to experience and get to know it. This is the mood of DONNAVVENTURA, a television programme and now a photographic exhibition, which from December 15, 2016 to April 30, 2017 at the Centro Diagnostico Italiano, in via Saint Bon 20, Milan, offers a selection of the finest images from expeditions, all by women, around the world, with exotic scenery and encounters with local populations.
The exhibition, staged by Bracco Foundation in collaboration with Donnavventura, CDI-Centro Diagnostico Italiano and Canon, shows the attention that the Bracco Group is always dedicated to women in their multifarious daily activities and roles.
Gifts that have been demonstrated by participants in DONNAVVENTURA right from the selection process where, to be chosen, they must be able to relate to the context of the voyage, tackle emergencies in often exotic and beautiful but sometimes difficult territories. After the selection is a period of training before the adventure itself, with a period of work at the end of the day. After the travels this training allowed many participants to learn a profession.
Among the workshops at TEDMED #Call4Brain of Fightthestroke, hosted at the Milan Polytechnic, was the session ‘What if not being perfect can explain diversity in science?' organised by the Bracco Foundation as part of its commitment to women.
Among the speakers was Telmo Pievani, a philosopher and evolutionist, who proposed a reflection on diversity as a catalyst for change starting from the natural world and Greta Radaelli, a young researcher of the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and an online scientist thanks to the #100esperte project.
A stimulating morning at TEDMED #Call4Brain of Fightthestroke, dedicated to science and innovation. The session proposed DIVERSITY as a strategy and resources the change through a multidisciplinary path.
Telmo Pievani, and evolutionist and professor at Padova University, explained the concept starting from biological organisms, which through diversity adapt and renew themselves, while perfection, which is of itself static, would not permit progress. Greta Radaelli, a researcher at the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, took up the concept of diversity of gender, recounting our #100esperte project, an online database of female scientists created to increase female presence in the media.
The public was then given the chance to explore the concept by sharing their own and other people’s experience, in which diversity brought about change and hence evolution and innovation at the individual and collective level.
"If you cannot live with honour you should die with it.” A great love on stage at the Teatrino di Palazzo Visconti with Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, with the words and notes of Fabio Sartorelli. An intense narration inspired by Japanism and a love for the Orient, emphasising the origins of the opera and the history of the great composer, offering moments of refined beauty with the silent film A day with Puccini which was projected with the maestro playing the piano.
The session ended this year’s #LaMusicaIncontra cycle with La Scala Theatre Academy.
The 100esperte.it platform was presented in the important setting of the Genoa Festival of science. The project is an online database of profiles of excellence, a useful tool for the media and others for calling in alongside male experts authoritative female voices to help interpret reality, starting from the science field.
The session saw interventions from stakeholders and leading players.
Taking up the threads from a distance, Fabio Sartorelli explains how ballet music was held at the time to be “B series music”. And how this music must, more than other types, accompany and explain the actions of characters. The maestro’s account starts from here, immersing the public in the contrasting atmospheres of Giselle, with seduction, emotional and dramatic music, following the 2011/2012 season performance at the La Scala Theatre with Roberto Bolle and Svetlana Zakharova.
The session is part of the #LaMusicaIncontra cycle with La Scala Theatre Academy.
From February 12th, every second Thursday of the month at 21:10 ON CLASSICA HD (SKY CHANNEL 138)
After the extraordinary success of the series "Talents!", Classica HD and the Accademia Teatro alla Scala with the Bracco Foundation present "Talents at work!" ,a new television project focused on the students of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala of Milan, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world.
The new series "Talents at work!", running for 10 episodes of 52 minutes each will be shown prime time every second Thursday of the month. It was created by some of the finest writers from the Classica HD channel, including Maria Mauti, Amerigo Daveri, Francesca Pedroni and Clarissa Cappellani. Through the stories of the students - musicians, singers, ballet dancers - each episode narrates the genesis of a show, from the rehearsals in the Academy up to the debut on stage, initially that of the Teatro alla Scala.
A far cry from the storytelling of standard talent shows, Classica HD has created a new television format to illustrate the artistic journey of young talents in classical music. The stories of the protagonists intertwine with those of famous performers, orchestra conductors and leading ballet dancers, some of whom were actually trained at the Academy itself.
"Talents at work!" - Episode 1 - Thursday, 12th February at 21.10 only on Classica HD (Sky channel 138)
Classica and Accademia Teatro alla Scala, in collaboration with the Bracco Foundation, presented TALENTS! in November 2013, the new series of documentaries by Francesca Pedroni and Giovanni Giommi dedicated to the stories of the students of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala of Milan.
Talents! aired every Monday at 21:10 from 11 November 2013 until July 2014, on CLASSICA HD (Sky - Channel 131).
It is a project developed as part of a multi-year partnership between the Bracco Foundation and Accademia Teatro alla Scala: Classica HD cameras enter the classrooms of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala of Milan to recount the everyday life of students of one of the most authoritative and prestigious educational institutions in the world, tied to a theatre that is the cradle of the history of Opera and Ballet in Italy and in the world.
A journey into the vibrant world of the Academy, where every year more than 1,000 youngsters, through joy and pain, chase their dreams and cultivate their passion for music, dance, stage design, tailoring and for all the arts and trades that breathe life into the theatre.
The testimonial of Martina, Giulia and Sara, operators at the Clinic of the Opera San Francesco (OSF), who every day, coordinated by Sister Anna Maria Villa, welcome, listen to and accompany the women taking part in the "Prevention a Friend of Immigrant Women in Milan" project.
"Joy, anxiety, fear but first of all the wonder for something unexpected but so important, that you know will make life never be the same, with its routine, gestures and everyday words. It is the miracle of a new meeting that will greater increase the awareness of who you are, of your destiny and no matter if it's the first or the second or the fifth: for you it will always be like the first time you wondered: "who am I? who do I want to be? Of course there is more anxiety, because you are not where your history, your roots or your affections are: everything that up to that moment had determined your very existence is now missing, everything is new, different and perhaps even hostile, but the life you carry within you allows you to recognise that this is the miracle of human existence and you are called upon to share it, even more, you are called to be an advocate".
After all, the sound of the word "mum" whispered into the ear of every woman creates the same huge vortex of emotions no matter what language it is in, and whichever country this new sound is heard. For that sound, it is worth fighting, making difficult choices like moving forward on your own, without a job, with no one who can understand your past and your present, it is worth fighting for the future with a new life. And in this fight you will need, more than anything, to find other women who understand you or, at least, listen to your emotions and try to give an answer to those thousands of new questions in you have.
Of course, there are not always answers to those questions, we have tried to listen to our women and most often than not they are the ones who have given us the answers.
A huge thank you goes to all those who made this experience possible and who gave us the opportunity to achieve the results.
The project "Prevention a Friend of Immigrant Women" by the Bracco Foundation, the City of Milan and Opera San Francesco for the Poor (OSF), presented at the Oscar of Health 2016, claimed Second Prize out of 42 candidate projects with special mention of the relevance of the initiatives.
The Oscar of Health, now in its ninth year, is sponsored by the National Healthy Cities Network WHO (World Health Organisation) and is intended to promote good practices implemented at local level in the field of health promotion; the award ceremony took place on Thursday 12th May 2016 in Palermo, during the meeting "Health is not foreign: the right to health and immigration".
The project “Prevention a friend of immigrant women” was selected as part of the contest sponsored by the Italian Pavilion and Women for Expo within the Universal Exposition of Milan. The initial results of the project were presented at the space "ME and WE - Women for Expo" on 29th September 2015: a year and a half of activity which saw the involvement of over 500 foreign women and 68 new born babies.
The meeting was attended by Pierfrancesco Majorino, Councillor for Social Politics and Culture of Health of the City of Milan, Diana Bracco, President of the Bracco Foundation and Gaela Bernini, Project Manager for the Bracco Foundation, Father Maurizio Annoni, President of Opera San Francesco for the Poor, Sister Anna Maria Villa, Head of the Clinic of Opera San Francesco, Irene Cetin, Director of the Maternal and Child Department of the Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan who talked about the eating habits of immigrant women and the result on pregnancy: an aspect still not well studied in Italy, but with important repercussions on the health of mother and child.
Immigrant, foreign and sometimes refugee women, women who leave a house, near or far, and experience the differences that may become a conflict in a foreign country.
The city of Milan and International Women's Day: the reference points to announce a project geared towards to immigrant women, created by the Bracco Foundation, together with the City Council of Milan and the Association Opera San Francesco for the poor, to renew the commitment to preventive actions for the health of women.
The Lombard capital, over the years, has become an ever popular destination for immigration, and the last decade has seen the population of those coming from countries with strong migratory pressure doubled.
This information was particularly important on the eve of the 2015 Milan Expo, which saw it become a global stage, an open and hospitable city.
Containing and inspiring the creative site Mostrami Factory @Folli 50.0 is a place with a long and fascinating history, a story that became the subject of an exhibition, housed in the space in the first week of opening: from 13th to 19th April 2015.
Let's get things in order.
VIA FOLLI is a small street in the Lambrate district of Milan, squeezed between the River Lambro and the east ring road. It borders the residential nucleus around via Feltre, adjacent to the Lambro Park, one of the main green lungs of the city.
VIA FOLLI 50, since 1956, has been the historic address of Bracco, a chemical and pharmaceutical company, founded in 1927 in the same district of Milan, which, right from this facility of Lambrate, was launched on the international market, establishing itself as a group able to carry out research and innovation at the highest levels.
After relocating production to dedicated sites in Italy and other European countries and the United States, via Folli remained "the beating heart" of the Bracco Group until a few years ago, when the offices also moved to a new building more suitable to current needs, but not far away, in order to maintain the link with its birthplace.
The space FOLLI 50.0 was created in 2015 in the historic factory and with Mostrami became an artistic, cultural and social site. The name Folli 50.0 expresses the historical identity of the place, at the same time highlighting an aspiration to the future and to innovation, a characteristic that has always characterised the history of Bracco.
The Selection Committee of the Award CULTURA + IMPRESA 2015 - the Prize dedicated to the best Sponsorship, Partnership and Business cultural productions, awarded Project "Mostrami Factory @Folli50.0" a Special Mention, in the section Corporate Cultural Foundations.
The award, now in its third edition, was held on Monday 16th May 2016 at the Milan Triennale. The aim of the Prize is primarily to indicate trends and "good practices" of the field, which today seems to be the star of a new fresh impetus. Click here to discover all the other winners.
After the UNESCO in Paris, the Biennale in Venice, the Gran Via in Madrid, the Maxxi in Rome and the UN headquarters in New York, The Garbage Patch State arrived in Milan at Mostrami Factory @Folli 50.0, the artistic, cultural and social 'building site', envisaged by the Bracco Foundation and created in collaboration with the collective of young artists of Mostrami.
In the spaces of the historic industrial area of Bracco in via Folli 50, the installation "Vortice" was inaugurated. It is a large waterspout that brings with it a host of plastic bottle caps in a colourful whirlwind seven metres tall; the artist creator Maria Cristina Finucci has been engaged in a creative process for years, as well as one focused on education and information regarding one of the most important global pollution problems caused by plastic waste scattered in the oceans.
Mostrami Factory @Folli 50.0 was open to everyone from 14th May to 1st November 2015, from Thursday to Sunday. Free to enter. It hosted young contemporary artists from all over Italy, musical groups, independent theatre companies, dance performances and much more. The Factory offered to all those who wanted to try new activities, the opportunity to participate in free courses and workshops for all ages.
New educational activities were proposed every week and everyone was able to find a suitable workshop for their needs: from children to adults, from young people to families, all aimed at creating dialogue between generations. For more information, visit: www.folli50.it
The Folli50.0 space was inaugurated during the week of Fuorisalone 2015 for a preview, an important look of what "Mostrami Factory @Folli50.0" would be like during Expo: a place for exhibitions, debate, exchanges and fun.
A place for exhibitions, where young artists, photographers, painters, sculptors and video artists of Mostrami were in fact called upon to submit their works on the theme "Urban Nourishment", the first collective exhibition of the Folli 50 space. Urban nourishment seen as an interactive relationship between the individuals and the landscape, between man and spaces for coming together, between people and the environment that has been tainted with the creation of cities.
The Bracco Foundation along with Spin and the City Council of Torviscosa presented the vast project of iconographic archive digitisation of the SNIA Viscosa, around which the town of Torviscosa was built, current seat of the SPIN facility of the Bracco Group, in collaboration with the City Council of Torviscosa, with Debora Serracchiani, President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region.
The foundation offered the city a concert from the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, to celebrate with the talented young musicians the value of memories, of historical narration, of our past, which everyone can now enjoy.
The photographic exhibition traces the peculiar history of the origin of the self-sufficient town-factory of Torviscosa and at the same time presents an exceptional historical, artistic and socio-anthropological heritage. The materials on display belong to the photographic archive of the SNIA Viscosa, collected since the early 1930s to document the activities of its factories and, in the particular case of Torviscosa, also the transformation of the small rural village of Torre di Zuino into the new and industrial "città della cellulosa" (city of cellulose). The most important subjects of the exhibition are the women and men, labourers and workers, who took part in this transformation, portrayed during their work or breaktimes, but also in the private and daily life. The photos were taken by well-known and revered photographers: Vincenzo Aragozzini, Studio Crimella of Milan, the Agenzia fotografica internazionale of Venice.
The digitisation project of the historical archive SNIA in Torviscosa was described by the President of the Bracco Foundation, Diana Bracco on Saturday the 14th of November 2015 within the Conference "Prospects for Torviscosa, between industrial revival and preservation of historical heritage" which was attended, among others, by the Minister of the Environment Gian Luca Galletti together with the President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Debora Serracchiani. The SNIA and CID (Centro Informazione Documentazione-Documentation Information Centre) archives are composed of more than 1800 drawings and 10 thousand slabs which will soon be accessible in digital format.
During her speech, Diana Bracco said: "I think the case of Spin in Torviscosa represents an emblematic example of the positive osmosis between industry, the local area and the environment. We have re-launched a strategic production area for Italian manufacturing, and the arrival of new investment and jobs rewards the courage that we have had to tackle such a large operation of industrial archaeology".
The day in Torviscosa, organised as part of the Confindustria's 14th week of business culture, also saw the inauguration of two exhibitions entitled "When Italy had factories" and "Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in Torre Viscosa".
On Thursday May 12th 2016 the Bracco Foundation participated in the session "Sustainability 4.0" part of the vast and varied programme of "Seeds and Chips", a reference event for start-ups, businesses, research centres, media and policy makers active in the food industry, running from May 11th to May 14th 2016 at Milano Congressi - MiCo.
The announcement, promoted by the Foundation in collaboration with the Positive Economy Forum San Patrignano, the incubator Speed MI Up and the investment fund Oltre Venture, was established in the wake of promoting a transition to a circular economy in favour of sustainable growth through innovative business initiatives, encouraging entrepreneurship among young people and spreading the values of the positive economy.
In addition to Giovanni Castino from the Bracco Foundation, speakers also included Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank, Joris Lohman of Slow Food Youth Network, Pierluigi Santoro of The Algae Factory, Victoria Albrecht of YFood and London Food Tech Week, Ezio Veggia President of Confagricoltura and Daniele Basso CEO Htc bio Innovation.
"We are pleased to present right here at the Positive Economy Forum being held in San Patrignano this initiative dedicated to the circular economy, a model in which business and the environment go hand in hand - declares Diana Bracco, President of the Bracco Foundation - We need an economy capable of being able to regenerate itself, a system in which all activities, right from extraction and production, are organised so that everything can be transformed into a resource for someone else. An economy that is geared towards innovation and products that last longer and which are made in the most efficient way possible. In short - adds Diana Bracco - I believe that the circular economy is a candidate to become the "positive" response to decrease: instead of producing and consuming less, we should produce and consume better, done in a way to ensure that growth is no longer an enemy or an alternative to safeguarding the planet".
The call Start-up Circular Economy rewards three start-ups with a non-repayable grant in order to cover the expenses of setting up the company and one year of incubation for each start-up at Speed MI Up, the incubator of Bocconi University and the Milan Chamber of Commerce including education services, tutoring and consultancy.
For this purpose, different activities to provide previously lacking health services were developed, and at the same time to promote a culture of healthcare especially in the migrant population who, because of the difficulty of access to information or due to cultural and religious differences, has little awareness of the health risks that surround them.
Paediatric help desk "I care" - in collaboration with the CDI
Since March 2016, a paediatrician from the CDI - Italian Diagnostic Centre, part of the Bracco Group, has been based at the healthcare help desk activated by the association La Rotonda at "La Porta della Salute" of Baranzate. The paediatric service is free and available once a week. In order to promote linguistic understanding and reduce cultural barriers between migrant mothers and the paediatrician, as part of the migrant mentoring initiative; a mediator, of Moroccan origin, is on hand to support the provision of basic health information. From March to July 2016 there were 111 visits to the paediatric help desk, most of which were made by foreign-born women.
Pap test and HPV test - in collaboration with the Sacco Hospital and the CDI - Italian Diagnostic Centre
The project provides the opportunity to carry out Pap tests and HPV tests free of charge, with the aim of providing women, particularly foreign and of Muslim faith, access to preventive controls with regard to the early detection of cervical cancer and prevention of the Papilloma Virus.
Cooking workshops for pregnant women - in collaboration with the Sacco Hospital
Awareness of the importance of good dietary choices for the health of pregnant women and their children and the risks associated with following a Western diet for immigrant women is one of the aspects of health promotion that the project aims to achieve. As a result, a series of meetings were set up to teach foreign mothers how to combine Italian foods to achieve balanced dishes that help with their children's growth; this initiative was deemed necessary following the detection of cases of malnutrition by the paediatrician.
Informational meetings to raise awareness - in collaboration with the Sacco Hospital
With the aim of expanding the awareness on the importance of prevention, two rounds of meetings have been established: the first, for the parents of the community belonging to the Parish of Sant'Arialdo, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of administering the vaccine against the Papilloma Virus, the second for adolescents selected by the association La Rotonda on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
The support activities for the promotion of a working model as part of the project "Beyond the Margins" focus on "Fiori all'Occhiello", a multi-ethnic tailoring and project of social entrepreneurship, launched in October 2014 by the Association La Rotonda which brings together tailors from different ethnic backgrounds in a close-knit workgroup. Within the project, many services have been implemented with the overall aim to promote the business development of Fiori all'Occhiello, through actions supporting the quality of life of female workers and more generally citizens of Baranzate, in order to contribute concretely to feeding the social fabric of the community.
The scientific instrument chosen as a catalyst to facilitate the process is "migrant mentoring", which foresees the introduction and support of a mentor within the foreign community. This figure shares, relating to the target group, a similar experience of migration, at the same time, however, they have already achieved important goals in their path of integration in the host country, and are therefore a model of success - inspiring and not discouraging - to which they can aim for.
The positive effects achieved from the introduction of the figure of a migrant mentor in foreign communities, with the aim of promoting their integration, are also proven by scientific studies, the main ones are discernible in the development of so-called "soft skills", in the improvement of social skills and self-esteem, in defining their long-term objectives and the ability to create a network of relationships. All this helps to become an "active cog" in society.
The services initiated in this area are: the introduction of a mentor of Moroccan nationality in the multi-ethnic tailor's Fiori all'Occhiello, which has become a reference point for Arab women; the opening of the Caffè delle Donne (Women's Cafe) on 8th October 2016, an informal meeting space aimed at women living in Baranzate, Italian and foreign, with the aim of promoting women's empowerment through services related to looking for work and learning the Italian language; the set-up of the after-school babysitting service for the seamstresses' children; the creation of a series of meetings with the seamstresses' husbands mostly Muslim faith, run by Don Paolo, the parish priest of Baranzate and intended to promote discussion and awareness on issues such as women's empowerment, the difficulties of the integration process, the education of children; the activation of workshops inspired by the Bruno Munari method during the summer months, aimed at children of all ethnic groups, to foster communication through creativity.
The last stop of the exhibition was in Florence, original home to the complete series of tapestries.
From the 30th of April 2015, on the eve of the Expo 2015, the exhibition opened its doors in the Hall of Caryatids at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, where it ran until the 23rd of August 2015.
From 17th February to 12th April 2015 the tapestries were shown at the Quirinale Palace in the Corazzieri Hall. The Quirinale Palace, and more precisely the Gallery of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, underwent restoration in 2011 with the help of the Bracco Foundation.
The meeting's aim was to describe the activities and strategies adopted for young people from corporate foundations focused on experimentation and innovation. The meeting was on February 22nd at the Sala Buzzati in Milan and promoted by the eight Foundations (the Bracco Foundation, UniCredit Foundation, Foundation Vodafone Italy, Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Allianz Foundation Umana Mente, Enel Cuore Onlus, Fondazione De Agostini, Adecco Foundation for Equal Opportunities) in partnership with Corriere della Sera, RCS and Corriere della Sera Foundation.
During the meeting, hosted by Dario Di Vico from the Corriere della Sera, the results were shown of the research project "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery", coordinated by the Bracco Foundation, which highlighted that from 2011-2014 forty-nine million euro was invested in 184 projects promoted by 49 foundations that involved, directly or indirectly, 56 thousand young people.
The results of the research project "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery." were presented at the Casa Corriere as part of the 2015 Milan Expo.
From the results of the survey, presented by Manuela Samek IRS, emerged, alongside quantitative data, a surprising wealth of new ideas, perspectives and action strategies. The examples provided by the corporate Foundations follow an innovative paradigm, able to serve as a model for anybody that wants to get involved with young people.
In February 2015, the results of the first phase of the National Survey "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery" were presented at the Senate in the presence of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Giuliano Poletti and the Chairman of the 11th Standing Committee on Labour and Social Security of the Senate Maurizio Sacconi.
On the 15th of November 2013, as part of the XII Confindustria Week of Corporate Culture, the Bracco Foundation held the workshop "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery", with the participation of a number of foundations (Fondazione Italiana Accenture, the Carsana Foundation, the Cariplo Foundation, the Cologni Foundation for arts and crafts, the Allianz Foundation Umana Mente and the Sodalitas Foundation).
Corporate foundations, an increasing phenomenon in Italy, are committed with resources, ideas, creativity and practicality to give young people opportunities for growth, training and development. The workshop is designed to tell stories and experiences that have changed the daily lives of some young people and who, if placed in the system through the identification of critical success factors, can "grow the nursery". The workshop represented the starting point of reflection that sees eight corporate foundations working with a shared vision to assist young people.
On the 15th of July 2016, the Bracco Foundation offered a free concert to the city of Torviscosa with the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala conducted by Maestro Pietro Mianiti, to celebrate the conclusion of the digitisation project of the archive SNIA Viscosa, a historical heritage now accessible to everyone.
Torviscosa is an example of positive osmosis between industry, the local area and the environment, where 14 years ago the Bracco Group recovered a part of the historic industrial site of SNIA Viscosa dating back to the 1930s in order to house SPIN, one of its most technologically sophisticated production facilities. In order to forge closer and closer ties with the local area, the Bracco Foundation and Spin collaborated with the City Council of Torviscosa on the digitisation of the Historical Archives SNIA, which represented a milestone for Italian social and economic history. The impressive archive consists of over 2,000 drawings, 7,700 photographic sheets and 1,200 negatives from photographic film.
Free concert for all visitors - Ouvertures and interludes by Bellini, Rossini, Puccini, Mascagni and Verdi. Director Pietro Mianiti, Orchestra Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Open Plaza at Expo, 26th September 2015).
Concert for the Tree of Life - Live musical performance of the Tree of Life, on stage the Orchestra Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Maestro Cacciapaglia (writer of the music) directed by Maestro Pietro Mianiti (Open Air Theatre, 21st October 2015).
Concert with the Solo Artists during the Gala Dinner organised by the BIE - Bureau International des Expositions (Bio Diversity Park Expo, 30th October 2015).
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of BDI (Bracco Diagnostic Inc), the Bracco Foundation organised on the 27th of October 2014 in Princeton (USA), a concert with the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Maestro Marco Guidarini, with singers Chiara Isotton, soprano, Sehoon Moor, tenor and Philip Polinelli, baritone.
The programme included famous arias by Verdi, Rossini and Puccini.
The Bracco Foundation accompanied the Accademia Teatro alla Scala on the US trip to the two metropolises of Chicago and Washington, to celebrate the Year of Italian Culture in the United States.
The young soloists and musicians of the Orchestra of the Accademia crossed the ocean, led by Maestro Daniele Rustioni, born in 1983: one of the most successful directors of his generation. The ensemble of budding talents performed first in Chicago and then, on 4th of December 2013, in front of the audience at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda (Washington) with a tribute repertoire to the heritage of Italian opera. The programme included overtures and arias from the best known works of Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, and a foray into film music with the symphonic interpretation of the score by Nino Rota for "La strada" (The Road) by Federico Fellini.
The first American tour of the Accademia della Scala was promoted and organised with the support of the Bracco Foundation, Main Partner of the Accademia alla Scala.
The evening of the 4th December was filmed by cameras from SKY Classica, which had added "Talents!" to its weekly schedule, a documentary covering 38 episodes dedicated exclusively to the young students of the Academy.
The solemn opening ceremony of the 43rd Paulista Day of Radiology (JPR), which was held in Sao Paulo in the first week of May 2013, was enriched by a concert promoted by the Bracco Foundation: Ludimilla Bauerfeldt and Jaeyoon Jung, young soprano and tenor of the Course for Opera Singers Development at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, performed in a celebrated and engaging all-Italian opera repertoire, accompanied by the Orquestra Sinfônica de Heliópolis conducted by Maestro Edilson Ventureli.
The orchestra of the Baccarelli Institute is made up of young students from the favelas on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, areas characterised by neglect, widespread petty crime and lack of the most basic infrastructure: it is here in this situation that the orchestra De Heliópolis encourages the possibility of social redemption through knowledge and the practice of music.
JPR, the annual conference organised by the Radiological and Diagnostic Imaging Society of São Paulo (SPR) is considered the most important event on the subject in Latin America. The concert was greatly appreciated by the audience, made up of institutions, radiologists and professionals in the field.
On the occasion of the International Congress of the European Society of Radiology (ECR), which is traditionally held every year in Vienna, the Bracco Foundation organised at the Hofburg of Vienna a Concert with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Maestro Pietro Mianiti, with soprano Pretty Yende and special guest of the evening baritone Renato Bruson.
The Orchestra performed in front of an audience of international guests in Vienna, with famous arias by Verdi, Bellini and Donizetti.
After the success at the Diagnostic Centre of Milan, the photographic exhibition "La regola del talento. Mestieri d'arte. Il saper far e italiano" (The rule of talent. Art crafts. Italian know-how) works by Laila Pozzo, produced by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation for arts and crafts, were displayed from March 18th to May 1st, 2016 at Palazzo Tadea of Spilimbergo (Pordenone), at the invitation of one of Italy's excellences in this particular area of applied arts, the Mosaic School of Friuli.
The 18th of March played host, in the historic Palazzo Tadea owned by the Municipality, to a workshop, entitled "Promuovere il talento. Prospettive dell’alto artigianato contemporaneo" (Promoting talent. Perspective on contemporary high craftsmanship) based around the theme of the relationship between training and work, which involved institutions, head teachers from schools of high craftsmanship from the Veneto region, students and the history expert of applied arts Enzo Biffi Gentili, followed by the official opening of the exhibition.
The free exhibition "Hidden balances - the art of beauty" (from December 16th, 2015 to April 30th, 2016, within the CDI, via Saint Bon 20, Milan) sees works created by young artists of the collective Mostrami. A range of diverse objects, places and ideas become artistic subjects created with a great variety of techniques: classical oil painting on canvas actually coexists with acrylic, digital graphics, reworked photography, collage, digital printing, offering a substantial overview of the different expressive mediums available to artists today. Each technique is a means to achieve the goal: to seek and sometimes to find the hidden balance between the "self" and the surrounding world.
"A cultural project - says president Diana Bracco - designed as an opportunity for the young artists of the collective 'Mostrami' to exhibit their new works in an original context and to benefit the diverse audience like that flocks daily to the CDI in Via Saint Bon, Milan. In this way - continues Dr. Bracco - the Italian Diagnostic Centre, a place of research and innovative technology, which this year celebrates 40 years, confirms itself as a leading hub of creativity and artistic experimentation in Milan".
The exhibition was carried out in two phases. The first phase included a call dedicated to young artists to participate in a four-day workshop within the Mostrami Factory @Folli 50.0: the young artists were able to create their works during the four days of workshops, cooperating with each other, exchanging ideas and tips. The second phase allowed all of the artists of the collective Mostrami to propose their works related to the theme of the exhibition. A technical committee selected the project participants.
The artists invited to show their works were: Alessandro D’Aquila, Alessandro Di Vicino Gaudio, Cinzia&Valentina, Elena Tagliapietra, Federica Foradini, Francesca Sigilli, Francesco Messina, Ivan Sghirinzetti, Laura Beatrice Gerlini, Laura Brambilla, Live Art and Roberto Mari.
The collaboration between the Bracco Foundation and the collective Mostrami began in 2015: in fact, the collective breathed energy into the artistic, cultural and social work-site Mostrami Factory @ Folli50.0, the creative forge the Bracco Foundation had envisaged for the buildings of the historical Bracco Group's production site in Lambrate that was visited by 20 thousand people during the 6 months of the Expo.
"La regola del talento. Mestieri d'arte. Il saper fare italiano" (The rule of talent. Art crafts. Italian know-how) (26th May – 31st October 2015 housed within the CDI, via Saint Bon 20, Milan) was organised by the Bracco Foundation and Cologni Foundation of art crafts running parallel to the 2015 Milan Expo.
Sixty-eight stunning images of the Milanese photographer Laila Pozzo illustrate seventeen italian schools of high craftsmanship, where the masters of tomorrow study and apply themselves: places where young people learn the rule of talent and the methods, but also the enthusiasm and passion for an area, for which Italy is known worldwide and from which design and fashion have earned their lifeblood.
They range from the mosaic school of Friuli, to that of Murano glass, the footwear Polytechnic of Vigonza, to the school of violin making in Cremona, the Italian leather high school in Scandicci, ending with the famous schools of restoration of the Opificio (factory) of precious stones of Florence, the restoration school of Rome and Venaria Reale.
Arts and crafts, talent, passion, tradition, but also professional and work opportunities offered to the new generations, that's why the Bracco Foundation made this decision.
The exhibition "PrimeDonne. Puccini's Women and Verdi's Heroines" enables us to relive moving chapters of Italian opera between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the costumes worn by some of the characters who truly enthralled and wowed audiences: Mimì, Musetta, Manon, Tosca, Elisabetta, Amelia, Violetta and Desdemona.
The exhibition is the result of the projects designed by the Bracco Foundation, under the guidance of Maria Chiara Donato, involving the students of the tailoring course for theatrical performances of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. After the exhibitions in 2012 and 2013 hosted by the CDI - Italian Diagnostic Centre, the costumes by Puccini and Verdi were reunited in a single exhibition that first was held at Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi, from 27th June to 31st August, and then Palazzo Martinengo Colleoni in Brescia from 2nd to 28th December 2015.
For Puccini's Women the students of the Accademia started from the sketches by Adolf Hohenstein, now preserved in the Ricordi Archives and reproduced in the exhibition, created for the premiere of Manon Lescaut (Teatro Regio of Turin, 1893), La bohème (Teatro Regio of Turin, 1896) and Tosca (Teatro Costanzi of Rome, 1900).
For Verdi's Heroines, however, they were faithfully reproduced following the original sketches of the protagonists' costumes of four masterpieces of the Emilian composer, which appeared on stage at the Teatro alla Scala: La Traviata (1859), Don Carlo (1884), Otello (premiere, 1887) and Un ballo in maschera (1903). The costumes of Violetta, Elisabetta, Desdemona and Amelia were designed by some of the most famous names of Italian illustration and set design between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Alfredo Edel, architect of Desdemona and Elisabetta's costumes, Giuseppe Palanti, today ranked among the most important illustrators of the early twentieth century (here remembered as the creator of the costumes for Amelia), and the anonymous dress designer who designed the costumes for La Traviata 1859, identified today as Filippo Peroni, the set designer of the same production.
Young, beautiful, passionate, victims, lovers or spouses: these are Violetta, Desdemona, Elisabetta and Amelia the protagonists of the exhibition "Prime donne. Verdi's heroines", sponsored by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, inaugurated on Monday 16th December 2013 at the Italian Diagnostic Centre of Milan (via Saint Bon, 20).
The exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi through the exhibition of historical costumes of four female protagonists of four of Verdi's operas, reconstructed for the occasion by the students of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, starting from the sketches made by some of the most famous Italian names of illustration and set design between the 19th and 20th century.
The sketches are taken from some important historical productions of the Teatro alla Scala: that of Violetta for the Traviata's debut at La Scala in 1859, Desdemona for the premiere of Otello in 1887, that of Elisabetta for the 1884 edition of Don Carlo and of Amelia in Un ballo in maschera in 1903.The period 1859 to 1903 represents forty-four years of theatrical, scenic and costume history that "come alive" for the visitors of the exhibition.
After the great success of the exhibition held in 2012 dedicated to the Puccin's Women, in Verdi's year par excellence we meet four of the most famous protagonists of the great composer's works, in costumes that have perpetuated them in the collective memory. During the exhibition, backstage photos guiding visitors through the world of Verdi are also exhibited.
These "behind the scenes" shots allow us to see and know the underlying structure to the costumes, which created unique and characteristic shapes and which have helped make Verdi's heroines immortal in history.
July 4th in Milan at the Italian Diagnostic Centre (CDI) saw the inauguration of the iconographic exhibition, curated by Francesca Pedroni, "Birthday Album 1813 - 2013 The Ballet School of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala" which traces the history of the school from the year of its foundation, 1813, to date.
Until October 31st, forty evocative images, on loan from the Photographic archive and La Scala Theatre Museum, offered the city a chance to take a journey through 200 years of the institution that has trained and continues to train the ballet stars from all over the world.
The exhibition offered a preview, with some of its precious content, of the eponymous book presented on 11th November 2013 at the Teatro alla Scala, achieved with the support of the foundation.
"For the CDI - explains the curator - we chose a selection of instrumental artists and maestros. There will be stars such as Carlotta Grisi, the first Giselle in history, Carla Fracci, who in the same role in the twentieth century became an unparalleled dance icon, Luciana Savignano, modern muse of Béjart, Massimo Murru, artist with a superlative temperament and Roberto Bolle, a modern day global star. Along with Pierina Legnani, Alessandra Ferri and many others".
As recalled by Frédéric Olivieri, Director of the School: "Beauty is the continuity between the past 200 years and the present, between what we are today and what we will be tomorrow. This exhibition is a small collection of our history, but it is also an album from which we have to start the next 200 years".
The exhibition (18th December 2012 - 31st January 2013), sponsored by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala and the Italian Diagnostic Centre (CDI), was the result of a one-year project involving, under the guidance of Maria Chiara Donato, over 40 students taking part in some course at the Accademia, coming from Europe and Asia.
The tailors, who studied the sketches of the first performances, the students of the special effects course for the development of the mannequins, the still photographers for the backstage images and set designers, who created the costumes of the various Puccini heroines, from Magda to Minnie, from Sister Angelica to Madama Butterfly up to the princess Turandot. The light silks of Manon Lescaut, the poor wool of Mimi, the provocative red satin of Musetta, the sumptuous embroidered tulle flowers of Tosca: through the reconstruction, accurate to the smallest and most precious detail, of the historical costumes by the students of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, the heroines of Giacomo Puccini came back to life within the exhibition "PrimeDonne - Puccini's women", on show at the Italian Diagnostic Centre in Milan.
Of particular meticulousness was the creation of those elements, usually hidden from view, that visitors were able to discover through the images of the students of still photography course: as a result, it was possible to admire everything that clothes do not normally allow you to see - corsets, bodices, petticoats. Of equal interest was the work performed by make-up artists, hairdressers and experts in special make-up who made the costume dummies even more realistic by giving them faces, arms, hair and make-up. An exhibition of photos that trace all stages of the production.
On the occasion of the 7th World Meeting of Families, the CDI - Italian Diagnostic Centre (Via Saint Bon, 20 - Milan) hosted the exhibition "Family work of art - 100 linear metres x 8 set designers", promoted by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala and CDI.
The exhibition "Family work of art - 100 linear metres x 8 set designers" displayed the results of the artistic research on the theme of the family undertaken by young set designers of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala. As part of the worldwide celebration of the importance of the family unit, which saw Milan as the global centre in 2012, the work developed by young set designers was intended to symbolically represent the concept of the family through the representation of intimate suggestions in extraordinary creative expression using different techniques. The initiative represented the third round of a comprehensive project, inaugurated in November 2010 with the photo exhibition "The performance of the body" and updated in September 2011 with the exhibition "Objectively better - Taking care of yourself: ideas for a greater well-being", aimed at providing, within the spaces at the CDI, an opportunity for creative expression for students from Milan's main art and design schools.
The exhibition "START LIVING AGAIN - Photographic culture in motion for those who cannot move" (13th March to 15th May 2012), dedicated to the Association AISLA (Italian Association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), is an extraordinary project of great cultural and social value: the beautiful images of the exhibition "Start Living Again", all taken by 55 amateur photographers of all ages belonging to the culture of photography association, were given to AISLA, which also received the proceeds from catalogue sales, in order to raise funds to develop research into ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Syndrome), in the hope that even those who are affected and today cannot move independently, in the future may once again walk, swim and perhaps even fly, as some pictures show.
The exhibition "START LIVING AGAIN - Photographic culture in motion for those who cannot move," which had a preview at the headquarters of the Association in December 2011, consisted of 55 images, in colour and in black and white, whose theme was "Movement", chosen to represent a kind of hope and perspective to recover from a disease, which conversely causes immobility. "Movement" in a broad sense, of the body, of breathing, of nature. Trees, wind like the breath of life, sea, water, birds in flight, figures dancing, playing, running towards a future in which research can finally offer a solution for a disease which still has no cure.
Many young ideas geared to things that cure and take care of things: the exhibition "Objectively better. Taking care of yourself: ideas for a greater well-being" (22nd September to 31st December 2011) sponsored by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Domus Academy and CDI, represents the second appointment of the cycle of exhibitions hosted in the CDI exhibition spaces.
The exhibition presented the results of the workshop "The care of things" run by the Domus Academy for the Master in Design and Interaction Design 2011. The workshop, in collaboration with the same foundation, embodied a concept that challengers the world of design. The young designers questioned themselves on issues relating to aesthetics, the functions, the relationship between sustainability and happiness of the consumer, and at the heart of the reflection was the theme of care, imagining new products, new attitudes, and, most importantly, new emotions.
Working in teams, the young designers created detailed and unusual solutions that address and respond to, in an original away, the often tiresome order of modern life.
The exhibition by the students of the Accademia della Scala (12th November 2010 - 31st January 2011), curated by Roberto Mutti, opened to the experimentalism of young people on the theme of research and was dedicated to the body and its scenic expressions, on a bridge that connects photographic and ballet art with the world of health.
The selection of images benefited those who memorise different interpretations of body language in various artistic expressions: dance, music, drama theatre, opera etc. The photos are accompanied by quotes of famous poets and artists, from Charles Baudelaire to Kahlil Gibran, from Vsevolod Meyerhol'd to Martha Graham, from Pina Bausch to Maurice Béjart and Daniel Harding.
The exhibition "Giorgio Strehler. Un uomo per Milano, un teatro per l’Europa"(A man for Milan, a theatre for Europe), created by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, CDI - Italian Diagnostic Centre and the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, inaugurates in Milan on Monday, December 15th at the headquarters of CDI (Via Saint Bon 20) where it remains until March 31, 2015, after which it will move to a "preferred" location- the cloister of the Piccolo Teatro.
An exhibition dedicated to Giorgio Strehler, a key figure of the short twentieth century, one of the undisputed protagonists of the history of theatre. The exhibition is part of the palimpsest "Milano Cuore d'Europa"(Milan Heart of Europe), created by the City of Milan to express the City's commitment to Europe, during the semester of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council. That same attitude that Strehler was able to discover, interpret and enhance.
The director was born in Trieste and it is from his hometown where he gets the multiculturalism that will be the hallmark in ferrying Milan, and its theatre, outside the city and national boundaries to make it the "heart" of an innovative season of cultural activities. The work of Giorgio Strehler and Paolo Grassi is grafted on the rubble of World War II; the two intellectuals draw strength from the life-blood of civil education, from the country's desire to rebuild determined to regain its place in the assembly of European nations. The Piccolo Teatro was founded in 1947 and, after a few decades, with the creation of the Théâtre de l'Europe in 1983, the dream of a transnational theatre was realised.
The exhibition winds through images taken from Strehler's most famous works, stolen shots behind the scenes of representations and archive photos depicting the director with famous figures who have marked the national and international cultural history, such as Arturo Toscanini and Bertolt Brecht.
The catalogue of the exhibition is enhanced by precious unpublished interviews of people who have lived, worked and met the director. The statements add intimate traits, little known, unusual angles in a portrait that, far from wanting to be exhaustive, aims to provide another opportunity for those who draw near, curious, to this great figure.
How is a show created?
Revealing the secrets of a world constantly "at work" behind the scenes of every performance, being able to discover the secrets and strip the protagonists bare, will all be possible at the CDI from 20th May with the photographic exhibition Let's go to the Opera! How to build a show, created by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
Through forty images divided into five sections, the students of the Course for still photographers of the Scala Academy reveal all the steps that lead an idea to take shape, up to becoming a show: from the construction of the scenes to the creation of the costumes, from the preparation of the artists’ make-up to their dressing, from the first rehearsals until the debut of the show on stage.
The wonderful photographs allow visitors to access a world normally closed to outsiders, to "take a peek" behind the scenes and almost breathe the frantic and addictive backstage atmosphere, up to the entrance on stage.
The shots immortalise some of the shows made by the Accademia, the school founded in 2001 within the Teatro alla Scala that prepares all professionals of the show, the artists, stage technicians and managers.
The section dedicated to tailoring offers the visitor a real treat: two costumes are on display, philologically reconstructed by the students of the tailoring course for performances, designed by Lila de Nobili that Maria Callas wore for La Traviata, created by Luchino Visconti in 1955 at the Teatro alla Scala, which were lost forever.
Can diet affect sporting performance? Can we improve performance while avoiding side effects? Do different situations in practicing sport require different nutritional approaches? The Bracco Foundation answered these and many other questions during the workshop "Alimentary Watson! Performance in sport and dance", promoted in collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala and the patronage of the Ministry of Health.
The meeting, which took place on the morning of Monday 7th September 2015 at Expo, was dedicated to the subject of diet in recreational and professional sport, as a fundamental aspect of performance, with the aim of promoting greater knowledge of how food choices affects the activity and health of athletes.
The second appointment in the cycle #LaMusicaIncontra held by Maestro Fabio Sartorelli offers a surprising voyage recounted through some moments of the life of the celebrated composer Giuseppe Verdi: censorship, history, church, tradition, Shakespeare.
The first of four encounters organised with the La Scala Theatre Academy to recount classical music in an unusual way, dedicated to symphonic music and composer Franz Joseph Haydn.
Bracco Foundation with Fondazione Italiana Accenture and UBI Banca presented the competition “Welfare what a business!” in the Cittadella Regionale in Catanzaro, hosted by the School, Employment, Welfare and Youth policies department of the Calabria Region. The event was a chance to talk about welfare with leading players in the third sector in South Italy.
The initiative sprang from a desire to promote community welfare, because the traditional system does not manage to cope with current complexity. A possible answer is to incentivate and promote social entrepreneurial ideas that spring from the territory, from a local dimension, and so become a vehicle of regeneration.
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The event programme
Bracco Foundation with Fondazione Italiana Accenture and UBI Banca presented the competition “Welfare what a business! Social start-ups serving the community” on June 8 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at Accenture, via M. Quadrio 17, Milan.
The initiative sprang from a desire to promote community welfare, because the traditional system does not manage to cope with current complexity. A possible answer is to incentivate and promote social entrepreneurial ideas that spring from the territory, from a local dimension, and so become a vehicle of regeneration.
The promoters thus organised an encounter on the need to rethink the welfare system so as to face up to social, cultural and demographic changes in our times. The event saw the presentation of the “Welfare what a business!” competition which aims to support the best community welfare projects.
The event programme
The “Women in Action” exhibition, inaugurated on May 24, 2016, is the result of a photographic competition to recount the world of women through the lenses of Bracco Group employees.
The world of women is diverse and various continually, depending on geographical area, social context and cultural habits; women are constantly in movement, or rather in action, all over the planet.
This is why Bracco foundation, CDI - Centro Diagnostico Italiano and the Bracco Group decided with this exhibition to underline the diversity of the activities and roles that women take on every day, underlining their energy and creativity. Employees of Group companies, Italia and worldwide, entered their photographs showing one of the innumerable female “actions” with complete freedom of expression.
A highly qualified jury selected the 40 photographs that make up the exhibition, coming from Italy, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain and China. They will be on show in via Saint Bon
After a great success at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, on Saturday, May 7 the Cinderella commissioned by the Bracco Foundation and interpreted by students of the Academy School of Ballet with choreography by the Director of the School Frédéric Olivieri and music by Sergei Prokofiev will be performed at the Centrum Spotkania Kultur in Lublin, Poland.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 9 PM the Ballet School of The La Scala Theatre Academy will be on stage at the Fraschini Theatre in Pavia in the second appointment in the theatre’s Season of Dance with Cinderella, a value to music by Sergei Prokofiev commissioned by Bracco Foundation.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 9 PM
at the Fraschini Theatre Foundation
Corso Str. Nuova, 136 - 27100 Pavia
Diana Bracco is President of the Bracco Foundation, formed in 2010 from the heritage of values built up in more than 90 years of history of the Bracco family and Group.
Born in Milan, Diana Bracco is also President and Managing Director of the Bracco Group, a health sector multinational and world leader in image diagnostics with a consolidated turnover of more than €1.3 billion, 3300 employees and more than 1800 patents.
She is also President and Managing Director of the Centro Diagnostico Italiano, a full-service, prevention oriented polyclinic that is a point of reference for health in Lombardy.
She graduated in chemistry from the University of Pavia, where in 2001 she was also awarded an honoris causa degree in pharmacy. In 2004 the Rome Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore awarded her a degree in medicine.
Diana Bracco holds several appointments. She is Vice President of the Italy-China Foundation, President of the Confindustria Fondazione Mai and of the Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015. She is a member of the General Council of Assolombarda, the Association of Milanese entrepreneurs of which, from 2005 to 2009, she was the first woman president. She is also a council member of the Milan Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the Milan Bocconi University.
A lover of art, since 2012 she has been on the Board of Directors of La Scala Theatre Academy, in the past she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and was the first Italian in history to become a member of the Trustee’s Council of the National Gallery of Art in Washington (2011 – 2015).
Diana Bracco has been Vice President of Confindustria for Research and Innovation from 2008 to 2016. From 2007 to 2016, she has also served as President of the Sodalitas Foundation, for the development of entrepreneurship in society. The organization was founded in 1995 by Assolombarda and an initial group of businesses and managers with the aim of promoting company sustainability in Italy.
She was also President of Expo 2015 SpA and General Section Commissioner for the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2015, contributing with energy and passion to the success of the event which, with 21 million visitors, one third of them from abroad, brought Italy back to the centre of world attention and also proved an extraordinary platform for business and cultural and social relationships.
Among the recognition she has received, in 2002 she was named Cavaliere del Lavoro and receive the gold medal of the Municipality of Milan; in 2004 she was named Cavaliere di Gran Croce “al merito della Repubblica”.
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From April 29 (the International Day of dance) to May 3, 2015 the Ballet School of the La Scala Theatre Academy will be back on the stage of the Milan Piccolo Teatro – Strehler Theatre with a new production of a famous title in its repertoire, Cinderella, with music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by the Director of the School Frédéric Olivieri.
The performance, with which the Piccolo Teatro will open the program “Expo in Città 2015” during the six months of the exhibition, is newly commissioned by Bracco Foundation which since 2012 has promoted, as founding partner, several initiatives to support the La Scala Academy.
Disclosure pursuant to arts. 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
The Foundation processes the personal data provided by you when filling out the registration/online contact Form (“Form”). Specifically, the data includes your name, surname, email address and any other data you provide to the Data Controller (“Data”).
To enable us to process your event registration request, you are required to provide at least the mandatory information marked with an asterisk (*) on the Form. If the mandatory information is not provided, we shall be unable to proceed. The information in the fields not marked with an asterisk is voluntary: there will be no consequences if you decide not to provide it.
The personal Data of the people accompanying you – which may be provided by you on the registration form – will be held by the Data Controller solely for the purpose of managing the event registration request.
The Data Controller will also process data relating to images, video and recordings that may show you at the event, for the purpose of internal communication by any means in the Foundation and/or the Bracco Group, and also externally, through public circulation in print, advertising and social networks in the pages in which the Foundation is present. The processing of the above data is necessary for participation at the event. Should you refuse it will not be possible for the Foundation to complete your registration for the event.
Furthermore, in the performance of its activities, the Data Controller will automatically collect data relating to your interaction with the Foundation (such as data relating to the delivery of emails to your electronic mailbox, the opening of emails, etc.). This data will enable the Foundation to identify the content of greatest interest to you and will be processed in accordance with the purposes indicated in points 2) and 3) of the following section.
Purposes of and legal basis for processing
Your Data are processed for the following purposes:
In any case, even without your prior consent, the Data Controller may process your Data in order to comply with legal, regulatory and EU obligations, to exercise its rights in legal proceedings and for all cases envisaged by the Regulation, where applicable.
Your Data will be processed by the Foundation with appropriate electronic or otherwise automated information technology and communication tools, or by means of manual and paper-based processing methods, strictly for the purposes set out above for which the Data were provided and in any case in a manner that ensures the security and confidentiality of the Data. Your Data will be processed by internal Foundation staff specifically authorised to process data in connection with the performance of the duties assigned to them, and eventually, to the extent necessary and/or useful for the execution of the purposes indicated above, by third parties acting on behalf of the Foundation in the capacity, as the case may be, of independent Data Controllers, Co-Data Controllers or Data Processors designated pursuant to art. 28 of the GDPR (e.g., Partners of Foundation initiatives, service providers, engineers responsible for maintenance of IT services, other providers whom the Foundation may use in connection with the above purposes, Bracco Group companies).
All Data recipients shall receive only the data they require to perform their functions and they shall undertake to use the data only for the purposes indicated above and to process them in compliance with applicable laws. Except as indicated above, Data are not shared with third-party natural or legal persons who do not perform any functions of a commercial, professional and/or technical nature for the Data Controller, and shall not be circulated.
As regards the possible transfer of data to other countries, including countries that might not guarantee the same level of protection as that envisaged by the data protection Regulation (i.e., non-EU countries), the Data Controller informs you that in any case processing will be performed in compliance with one or more of the methods allowed under the Regulation, as the case may be, for example, the explicit consent of the user, the adoption of Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, the selection of parties adhering to international programs for the free circulation of data or who operate in countries deemed secure by the European Commission.
The list of Data recipients is available upon request from the Data Controller through the contacts indicated in this policy.
Data storage period
In compliance with art. 5.1 (c) of the Regulation, the information systems and computer programs used by the Foundation are configured to minimise use of personal and identifying data; such data are processed only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes indicated in this disclosure; the data will be stored for the length of time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes actually pursued and, in any case, the criterion used to determine the storage period is based on compliance with the terms allowed by law, by the principles of minimisation of processing, limitation of storage and rational management of the archives, and also by the provisions of the Data Protection Authority with reference to specific data or processing.
Rights of interested parties
Disclosure in accordance with the article 13 of the Regulation (EU) n. 679/2016 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
Fondazione Bracco is the Processing Controller; with headquarter sited in via Cino del Duca 8 - 20122 Milan. You can contact us for any information related to your personal data.
After receiving your consent, we process the personal data that you provide us by filling the contact on line Form/subscription (“Form”). In particular, this data include name, surname, email address, as well as further data that you eventually provide to the Data Controller.
In order to allow us to process the requests that you send through the Form, we need you to agree the processing of the data provided and we need you add at least the mandatory information marked with an asterisk (*). Without the mandatory data or the consent, we will not be able to proceed. Contrarily, the consent and the information for the fields that are not market with an aterisk, are optional: if you decide not to provide them, there will be no consequences.
Moreover, the Data Processor will process data related to images, video shootings and recordings that could eventually depicts you during the event for the purpose of internal communication in the Foundation and/or in Bracco Group, by any means, as well as external communication, by the publication of the data in the press, through advertising and on the social network pages in which the Foundation is present. The processing of those data is mandatory to attend the event and your refusal will imply the impossibility for the Foundation to follow up your request to participate to the event in object.
Anyway, if the law obligations, regulations and the community legislation require it, the Controller could process your Data, even without your consent, this as regard to legal claims, in order to pursue its legitimate interests and for all the cases included, where applicable, in the Articles 6 and 9 of the Regulation.
Data are processed for the following purposes:
- follow up your request to attend the event, including the preliminary forwarding of communications associated to the same event and the management of the related images and video shootings (purposes A);
- send you Foundation’s or its partners’ promotional and communication material (e.g. newsletters, events related communications, workshops or seminars organized by the Foundation) (purposes B).
Your consent represents the legal basis for the processing of your data for those purposes (Article 6.1 letter a) of the Regulation).
The Foundation will process the Data by means of electronic or, in any case, telematic and computerized devices, or by manual and paper-based elaborations. The logics of the elaboration will have a strict relation to the above-mentioned purposes of their providing and, in any case, we will operate in a way that ensures security and confidentiality. Internal Foundation’s staff will process the Data and, eventually, to the extent that is necessary and/or instrumental for the above-mentioned purposes. They will have the authorization for this purpose in connection with the performance of their assigned tasks. Third parties acting on behalf of the Foundation will process the data too. Given by the case, they will act as autonomous Controllers, Co-Controllers or Processors that have a designation in accordance with the Article 28 of GDPR (e.g. Foundation’s initiatives partners, service provider, shippers, dispatchers, computer services maintainers, other suppliers the Foundation could involve to execute the above-mentioned purposes, Bracco’s Group societies).
All the data recipients will only receive data useful to dispatch the related functions and they will commit to use them for the above-mentioned purposes only and to process them in accordance with the applicable law. With the exception of the above mentioned, we will not share data with third parties, natural and legal persons which are performing no commercial, professional and/or technical functions on behalf of the Controller, nevertheless we will not disclose the data.
As regard to the possible data transfer towards Third countries, including countries that may not ensure the same level of protection as the data protection legislation requires (i.e. extra EU countries); the Controller makes you known that the processing will still occur. This, given by the cases, in accordance with one or more of the modalities allowed by the Regulation. For example, the user’s explicitly given consent, the adoption of Standard Contractual Clauses that have been approved by the European Commission, the selection of subjects involved in international programs for the free movement of data, (e.g. EU-USA Privacy Shield) or that are active in countries considered as safe by the European Commission.
The data recipient list is available by making a request to the Controller using the contacts indicated in the current policy.
Period for which the personal data will be stored
In compliance with what the Article 5.1. (c) of the Regulation prescribe, the informative systems and computer programs used by the Foundation, are configured in a way that minimizes the need for personal and identification data; such data shall only be processed to the extent that is necessary in order to attain the purposes set forth in this Policy. The data will be stored for the period that is strictly necessary in order to achieve the concrete objectives pursued. Anyway, the criteria used to determine the period of storage has his base in the compliance with the applicable laws and to the processing minimization principle as well as the storage limitation and the rational management of archives.
Rights of data subjects
The user may anytime exercise the rights in accordance with the Articles 15-22 of the Regulation, including the right to have a confirmation on the existence of his personal data. The user can verify the content, origin, accuracy, location (as also regard to Third countries) of the data. He may ask for a copy of the data as well as its rectification and, in accordance with the applicable law, the restriction of the processing as well as the erasure of the data and he can also object to the direct contact activities (even specifically for certain means of communication). Similarly, the user may always withdraw the consent and/or make observations on specified data usages as regard to particular personal situations, which the user believes are not fair or that are not justified by the relationship put in place. He may also lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority.
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The following document contains information on rights, duties and access and use of this website and/or its services.
1. MANAGER OF THE WEBSITE
This website is managed by Bracco Foundation, whose data are given in the section “Legal Notes” (hereinafter referred to as “Bracco Foundation” or “Site manager”).
2. WEBSITE ACCESS AND USAGE
By accessing this website and/or the contents present as services, including consultation, data download, posting or uploading to the site or other uses of the site and its content as a registered user or unregistered visitor, you undertake to respect these Conditions and all applicable legal provisions on copyright, data and information security, personal data protection and civil and/or criminal responsibility.
3. REGISTRATION AS WEBSITE USER
Users who intend to register for areas, sections or particular services on the website undertake to supply only information regarding themselves that is complete, current and truthful. The user also undertakes to communicate in good time to Bracco Foundation any variation in the data concerning the registration. Bracco Foundation reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the data provided and may refuse the user access to the website and/or to any of its resources, services or content.
If to access this website or part of it a login is effected, the user undertakes at the end of the session to use the log off option to close it. Bracco Foundation reserves the right to “logoff” any users whose account, following login, remains in stand by for a significant period of time unchallengeably decided by the Foundation.
4. PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT DATA SUPPLIED BY BRACCO FOUNDATION
5. VARIATIONS IN THE WEBSITE AND IN THESE CONDITIONS
6. PERMITTED AND FORBIDDEN USE OF THIS WEBSITE
Access to this website and its use, including viewing, copying, downloading of data, graphics, images, photographs, drawings, descriptions, information and text, video, audio, publications, utilities, software (including applets), and the content of all newsletters sent by email or similar communications as transmitted by Bracco Foundation (or in the name of Bracco Foundation), is prohibited if not explicitly consented by these Conditions.
Bracco foundation grants the user limited authorisation for access to this website and its content and for personal, non-commercial use of them only for the purposes defined in this website, so long as authors rights are respected. Any other use of the website is prohibited, including use for purposes other than those mentioned above, and also modifications, distribution, transmission and downloading of the website (with the exception of page-caching), republication or reverse engineering, without the previous consent in writing of the site manager (unless such a prohibition is excluded by applicable law). Authorisation to use the website does not include authorisation to re-sell, commercial use or distribution of the contents of the website, the collection and use of any material or attachment contained in the site, or derivative use of this website or its content (including framing), the downloading or copying of information to the advantage of third parties, any use of data mining, robots or similar tools for the collection and extraction of data, any use of the contents of the website in another website, server or computer environment connected to the Internet, or use of the content of the website that suggests a connection with services of Bracco Foundation not explicitly agreed in writing between the parties.
It is forbidden to attempt to access without authorisation any part of this website or accounts of other users or networks or computer systems connected to this website, in any form (hacking, password mining or other). The user may not gather or attempt to gather information and personal data referring to third parties through this website.
7. AUTHORS RIGHTS RELATING TO THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE
The contents of the website, including their selection and arrangement, are the property of Bracco Foundation and/or of their content and technologies provider and/or of third parties who have conceded the use of such content to Bracco Foundation and is protected by the relevant laws, including that relating to authors rights.
The limited authorisation to use the contents of the website (for the purposes mentioned above) is explicitly linked to the recognition, respect and protection by the user of any note referring to authors rights, registered trademark or other right protecting the contents of the website. The user acquires no property rights to the email addresses, URL or other personal identification assigned or chosen to access the services available on this website. The limited rights of the user concerning the use of such addresses/identification maintained their validity only for as long as the registration/account for access to this website or its respective services remains valid. At the end of the period of validity, Bracco Foundation will be free at its discretion to use or assigned to another user the address/identification. The use or unauthorised copying of the contents of the website or use of the contents of the website contrary to these conditions may lead to the violation of authors rights, registered marks or provisions of civil or criminal law. The user is forbidden to use any content of the website (or any content available through this website) in a way that infringes authors rights, registered marks or other rights.
Bracco Foundation reserves the right to take action against those who make unauthorised use of the site or violate these usage conditions.
8. REGISTERED MARKS
“Bracco Foundation” is the registered mark. The mark, the logo, the Internet address, the name of projects and derived activities that describe activities, initiatives or services of Bracco Foundation are registered marks and/or property of Bracco Foundation. Every list of marks registered by Bracco Foundation (or others) published on this website is regularly checked and updated, but may not be considered exhaustive or as containing all the marks registered by Bracco Foundation (or others). It is strictly prohibited to use marks of Bracco Foundation or to modify them (without explicit written authorisation from Bracco Foundation). Other names of bodies, institutions, companies or products used in this website may be marks registered by their respective owners.
9. USER CONTENT THAT IS PROHIBITED OR SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS
Bracco Foundation prohibits the transmission, distribution, publication, uploading, posting, presentation, common use or saving through or by the use of this website of content that is offensive or in any case held to be inadmissible by Bracco Foundation. These kinds of communication include those with pornographic, blasphemous, sexist, homophobic, defamatory, fraudulent, vulgar, obscene or offensive content, and affronts and insults of an ethnic, racial or religious character, incitement to acts that are violent, motivated by hate, illegal behaviour, illustrations of maltreatment of minors, minors in lascivious poses and child pornography, advertising, market research and prize competitions or other material that could give rise to civil or criminal consequences.
10.LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY – USER CONTENT AND USE OF THE WEBSITE
Material, information and opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Bracco Foundation. All user content is to be considered solely as the expression of an opinion and not as a statement of fact. All user content and/or services received or used by you, or transmitted by you using the website, including the use of forums, are at your sole discretion and are subject solely to the exclusions and limitations of responsibility in these Conditions.
In the context of the definitions of law concerning authors rights, defamation, protection of personal data or other matters, Bracco Foundation excludes any responsibility in relation to any user content, including responsibility for any errors, viruses, deformation, written insults, obscenity or inexactness that may be contained in user content or in relation to any user content that may be illegal or to any other user content. Bracco Foundation is not responsible for any unauthorised access to the account of the user, or for the automatic forwarding of communications and/or viruses (caused by a virus or other cause) to persons whose data have been transmitted by a user to be inserted in his online address book available on this website. The limitations and exclusions of responsibility in these Conditions are applied independently of the fact that responsibility is claimed on the basis of contractual law, civil law (including negligence and defamation), responsibility independent of damage or other legal basis.
11. NO GUARANTEE – SITE CONTENTS AND SERVICES
All contents and services of the website are made available with an “as they are” and “as available” formula; Bracco Foundation also excludes – with the widest extension allowed by current law – any guarantee or assurance of any kind (“guarantees”), both explicit or implicitly agreed, on the contents and services of the website, including guarantees relating to negotiate ability, satisfactory quality, attitude for a given aim and non-infringement of the rights of protection of the intellectual property of third parties. Bracco Foundation does not assure the adequacy and accessibility of the website, or its availability for use in any location or its being free from viruses. Those who access this website and use the services or content of the website are responsible for respecting all the applicable laws and provisions, including all applicable national or local laws. Bracco Foundation controls the accuracy, reliability and up-to-dateness of all website contents, including information on (any) activities, projects, services, materials and descriptions received from third parties, however it does not offer any guarantee of the correctness of any declaration contained in the website. All material, services, information and documents contained in this website or to which reference is made may no longer be up-to-date. Bracco Foundation undertakes, as far as possible, to update the contents of the website, but offers no guarantee of this. Bracco Foundation excludes any guarantee your responsibility for any errors or omissions in the website contents. Any decision taken on the basis of information included in the website contents (or in user contents) is the sole responsibility of the user. Bracco Foundation does not guarantee that the services and functions of this website or interactions of other kinds through this website are available constantly, without interruption, in a safe manner and exempt from errors, nor that all errors will be eliminated or that this website, or the server that hosts it, are exempt from viruses or damaging components. Bracco Foundation offers no guarantee and assumes no responsibility for damage of any kind or viruses that could damage the computer of the user as a result of his access to or use of this website, also including, where expressly allowed by Bracco Foundation, the downloading of images, software or other content of the website. If the contents of the website make necessary repairs, assistance or the correction of equipment or data, these costs will be the responsibility of the user.
12. EXCLUSION OF RESPONSIBILITY WITH REFERENCE TO THE WEBSITE CONTENTS
Bracco Foundation and the persons who participate in the development, production, hosting or supply of content for the website, are not responsible for direct, indirect, concrete, temporary or consequent damage or damage that involves compensation, including damage from loss of data, interruption of activity or resultant loss of time or for damage of any kind (including damage caused by negligence or other infractions) caused by the use of the contents of the website or by incapacity to use it, even if Bracco Foundation or its representative has been informed of the possibility of such damage. The exclusion of responsibility in this paragraph is applied in the limits allowed by current and applicable regulations.
13. PERSONAL DATA, DATA PROTECTION AND COOKIES
Within the limits of the methods laid down by current legislation, the user exonerates Bracco Foundation and its employees, administrators, councillors, members of governance, representatives, collaborators and service providers from responsibility and indemnity with reference to losses, costs, proceedings, damage, expenses (including legal expenses and costs of a reasonable amount) or claims of guarantee of any kind deriving from the claims of third parties for failure to respect any prohibition or limitation referred to the activities of users of this website as described in these Conditions.
With no intention to limit the general character of the above exoneration, the user exonerates, indemnifies and holds harmless Bracco Foundation and its employees, administrators, councillors, members of governance, representatives, collaborators and service providers with reference to any claim, pretended responsibility, cost, expense, legal action and claim for damage compensation (for direct, indirect or consequential damage) of any kind, independently of the fact that these be known, supposed, detected or otherwise, and deriving from or in any way connected to any user content that is prohibited or subject to limitations uploaded by the user, or any use by a user of this website (including use that is prohibited or subject to the limitations of the website by the user).
15. HYPERTEXT LINKS TO AND FROM THIS WEBSITE
The user undertakes to ask and receive the written authorisation of Bracco Foundation before creating a link to this website. So-called “deep linking” is strictly prohibited. All links must lead to the homepage of the website, must make clear that this website and its contents are to be considered separate from the site containing the link and must also underlined that this website is owned and run by Bracco Foundation. Bracco Foundation or third parties (authorised as above) may supply Hypertext links for other sites or Internet resources. The inclusion of such links does not imply the approval by Bracco Foundation of the contents of external websites. Bracco Foundation urges the user to apply the maximum care in using this website or others external to it. Some websites can contain information that may be judged inadequate or unpleasant. External websites can transmit their cookies to the user, read his data and/or solicit the supply of data and personal and sensitive information. Bracco Foundation has, as far as possible, verified the correctness and reliability of information contained in websites or external resources connected through links to this website or which are accessed through this website or which contain links for the website or sites of Bracco Foundation, but cannot be held responsible for the contents, advertising, products, services or other materials available on such resources or external websites. Bracco Foundation provides no guarantee or assurance concerning the security of any information asked to be transmitted to third parties by the user, and the user renounces any claim against Bracco Foundation with reference to matters of this kind.
Should individual provisions of these Conditions be held to be inapplicable, the inapplicable probation will be replaced by a valid and applicable one as close as possible to the meaning of the original provision. This does not affect in any way the validity and applicability of the remaining provisions. Without prejudice to the exclusions and limitations of responsibility contained in these Conditions, a person may not make any claim or take legal action against Bracco Foundation with regard to this website or in connection to it, unless this claim or legal action is communicated in writing to Bracco Foundation within one (1) year from the date of the insurgence of the reasons for the legal action. Collaborators and representatives of Bracco Foundation are not authorised to modify these Conditions.
Any declarations by third parties in the name of Bracco Foundation will not be considered as modifications of these Conditions or as declarations that are authorised and juridically binding with relation to this website or to the type and quality of the services and products presented or other contents of the website.
The Bracco Foundation (“Foundation”) attaches the maximum importance to the protection of the personal data of the users of its website and undertakes to ensure such protection in accordance with the applicable laws (specifically EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation – hereinafter “Regulation” or “GDPR”).
The disclosure is provided for the Foundation Site only and not for other websites the user may visit through links on the Site.
Types of Data Processed and Purposes of Processing
Data provided by the user on a voluntary basis
The optional and voluntary transmission of emails by the user/sender to the addresses shown on this Site, and the registration of the user in the private area of the Site, generate subsequent acquisition of the user/sender email address, to enable us to respond to requests, and of any other personal data included in the email and all the data inserted in the private area registration form.
The Foundation may process the user's personal data for the following purposes:
With regard to the purposes indicated in heads a) and b), data processing may take place without the user’s consent, as envisaged by art. 6.1 (b) of the GDPR, since processing is necessary for execution of pre-contractual measures (information requests, reports) at the user’s specific request; should the mandatory personal data marked with an asterisk (*) not be provided, it will not be possible to proceed with the user’s request/observation.
With regard to the purposes indicated in heads c) e d), no consent is required, since processing is based on the Data Controller's legitimate interest in efficient communication of the events it organises to achieve its mission: to support the creation and dissemination of culture, art and science in order to improve the quality of life and social cohesion, as envisaged by art. 6.1 (f) of the GDPR.
With regard to the purpose indicated in head e), the legal basis for processing is set out in art. 6.1 (c) of the Regulation.
All user data is also processed with paper-based and automated tools that guarantee security and confidentiality.
The personal data of people accompanying the user – which may be provided by the user on the event registration form – will be processed solely for the purpose of managing the event registration request.
All data provided by users on a voluntary basis is processed solely for the purposes indicated above for which the data are provided. Specific summaries are gradually set out or shown on the Site pages relating to particular services and/or initiatives.
Links to other sites
Conferment of data
Conferment of Personal Data is optional. If, however, the user wishes to register on the Site and/or take part in Foundation initiatives and/or receive information about Foundation activities, all the fields marked as mandatory on the relevant forms must be filled in, and, where requested, consent must be given to the processing of data. Refusal to give consent will not produce any effects other than that it will not be possible to register the user on the Site and for Foundation initiatives and inform the user about programs/initiatives that might be of interest and/or send the user any other information about the Foundation and its Partners. At any time the user may amend or revoke their consent or oppose processing, by writing to the address of the Data Controller.
Data will be processed by the Foundation with appropriate electronic or otherwise automated information technology and communication tools, or by means of manual and paper-based processing methods, strictly for the purposes set out above for which the data were provided and in any case in a manner that ensures the security and confidentiality of the data. Data will be processed by internal Foundation staff specifically authorised to process data in connection with the performance of the duties assigned to them, and eventually, to the extent necessary and/or useful for the execution of the purposes indicated above, by third parties acting on behalf of the Foundation in the capacity, as the case may be, of independent Data Controllers, Co-Data Controllers or Data Processors designated pursuant to art. 28 of the GDPR (e.g., Partners of Foundation initiatives, service providers, engineers responsible for maintenance of IT services, other providers whom the Foundation may use in connection with the above purposes, Bracco Group companies).
All data recipients shall receive only the data they require to perform their functions and they shall undertake to use the data only for the purposes indicated above and to process them in compliance with applicable laws. Except as indicated above, data are not shared with third-party natural or legal persons who do not perform any functions of a commercial, professional and/or technical nature for the Data Controller, and shall not be circulated.
As regards the possible transfer of data to other countries, including countries that might not guarantee the same level of protection as that envisaged by the data protection Regulation (i.e., non-EU countries), the Data Controller declares that processing will in any case be performed in compliance with one or more of the methods allowed under the Regulation, as the case may be, for example, the explicit consent of the user, the adoption of Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, the selection of parties adhering to international programs for the free circulation of data or who operate in countries deemed secure by the European Commission.
The list of data recipients is available upon request from the Data Controller through the contacts indicated in this policy.
Data storage period
In compliance with art. 5.1 (c) of the Regulation, the information systems and computer programs used by the Foundation are configured to minimise use of personal and identifying data. Data are processed only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes indicated in this disclosure. Data will be stored for the length of time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes actually pursued and, in any case, the criterion used to determine the storage period is based on compliance with the terms allowed by law, by the principles of minimisation of processing, limitation of storage and rational management of the archives, and also by the provisions of the Data Protection Authority with reference to specific data or processing.
Rights of interested parties
At any time, the user may exercise the rights recognised under arts. 15-22 of the Regulation, including the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of their personal data, to check its content, origin, accuracy, location (also with reference to any third-party countries), to request a copy, to request amendments and, in the cases envisaged by current laws, limitation of processing and erasure. The user has the right to object at any time, and in the cases envisaged by current laws, to processing procedures by the Foundation, for example, direct contact activities, promotional activities (also when limited to specific means of communication) or profiling activities. Similarly, the user may at any time revoke consent, when provided, and/or report observations on specific use of the data with regard to particular personal situations deemed not to be correct or justified by the existing relationship or request a complaint by a controlling authority to the Data Protection Authority.
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As part of its mission, Bracco Foundation:
Multidisciplinary environments and integration between different fields of knowledge are important qualitative criteria both in the planning and selection of activities.
The Foundation strives for an innovative approach and measures the results and impact of its interventions.
Bracco Foundation is led by the President, Diana Bracco, flanked by a steering committee, a management committee and a college of auditors.
The Foundation is based in Milan, in the historic Palazzo Visconti. This Palazzo also houses the Teatrino, the foundation’s laboratory of scientific and cultural ideas, and here the “Bracco Foundation meets” events, open to the City, are organised.
Bracco Foundation, in collaboration with Bracco Imaging S.p.A. and the Municipal Administrations of Bovisio Masciago, Ceriano Laghetto, Cesano Maderno, Cogliate and Solaro, is promoting the competition for 10 scholarships for university students living in these municipalities.
The cycle of exhibitions at the CDI - Centro Diagnostico Italiano (Via Saint Bon in Milan) continues. This organic project was inaugurated with the photographic exhibition “The Spectacle of the body” by stage photography students of the La Scala Theatre Academy. It has accompanied CDI patients, visitors and staff from November 2010 to March 2011 with the aim of improving the quality of life also with culture.
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