Member Profile

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Presentation of the Region

Friuli Venezia Giulia is an autonomous region located at the extreme north-east of the Italian territory. Bordering Austria and Slovenia, FVG, a region of 1.2 million population, has traditionally been Italy’s “gateway” to the Balkan peninsula and the crossway between north-south and west-east European corridors.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is comparatively wealthy in the Italian context, with middle-to-high employment rates and GDP per capita, and a very equal wealth distribution compared to the other Italian regions (second lowest Gini index in the country).

Regional spending in research and development is substantial, with a strong contribution from both the private and the public sector, putting the Region as top ranking among the Italian regions in the EU Regional innovation scoreboard.

The Region is outperforming in Italy in terms of exports of goods, benefitting of its favourable location, yet it is not equally advanced in terms of international business collaborations connected to RTDI.

The regional smart specialization areas (currently in definitionfor the new programming period - March 2021): 1) Agrifood & bioeconomy; 2) Metal mechanics & House integrated systems; 3) Smart health; 4) Maritime & ship building; 5) ICCs and tourism.

FVG Regions is looking for complementareties in order to enhance its participation in the S3Platforms and to involve its assets (University and research centres, clusters, etc.) in this VI process.

RIS3 Priorities

Previous programming period 2014-2020:
1) Agrifood & bioeconomy;
2) Metal mechanics & House integrated systems;
3) Smart health;
4) Maritime & ship building;
5) ICCs and tourism.

Fot the current programming period 2021-2027, priorities should still be confirmed, since the EDP is to be finalised asap.

Political Representatives
Massimiliano Fedriga

President

Regional Contact Persons
Sandra Sodini

Director of international relationship and european programming department

Sara Tesi

Coordinator of the Brussels liaison office

Brussels Contact Persons
Gino Cormons

Policy Officer EU Affairs

Regional Address

Piazza Unità d'Italia, 1
34100 Trieste TS
Italy

Brussels Office Address

rue du Commerce 49
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Our Pilots

italy, milano, duomo square
Conclusions of Annual Political Meeting in Milan 2014

On 24 June, the Vanguard Initiative organised the High-Level Directors’ Meeting 2020.