Once again the Vienna sul Lago project, right in its XXVI edition which ends with the charity evening, “The Grand Ball of Venaria Reale”, focuses attention on the great social and extremely topical issues that put the figure at the center of women and of all the most fragile subjects. In this edition, the 30 Debutantes wear, as tradition, the white dresses created by the well-known international designer Carlo Pignatelli and the usual “red shoes” linked to the “Zapatos Rojos” project celebrated for the first time in 2009 in Ciudad Juárez, the city of border in northern Mexico where the term “femicide” was also born. The “red”, still the protagonist, to tie a small lock of hair. A symbol that the very young Debutantes want to testify, loud and clear, as a sign of solidarity for all Iranian women and in respectful remembrance of the deaths of the three young Iranians, victims of the Ayatollah regime. “We are all Mahsa Amini”, this is the message and a memory also for their peers Hadis and Nika who died for protesting against the killing of Mahsa.
30 red scissors for 30 locks of hair, which will be sent, with a letter signed by the 30 Debutantes, to the Iranian Embassy in Italy by the Organizing Committee Vienna sul Lago. The President of the Committee, Notary Claudio Limontini: “The equality of all human beings sanctioned by art. 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is one of the values that our event supports and wants to remember. The Declaration is one of the pillars of Western society, the result of an evolution lasting millennia that cannot be hastily forgotten and that all generations must know and defend ”.
“Vienna sul Lago”, is an initiative that, thanks to its objectives and social projects carried out throughout its history, has obtained numerous and prestigious awards from the Presidency of the Italian Republic and the Presidency of the Austrian Republic and which practically it has always enjoyed the patronage of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Austrian Embassy at the Quirinale and the City of Vienna. Thanks to the historic collaboration with the Navy, the event involves the Aspiring Guradiamarina of the Naval Academy of Livorno. A path of training, culture and solidarity, which sees both the Debutantes and the Aspiring Ensigns engaged in different activities, united to consolidate those values that our country, especially in this difficult period, needs to live and strengthen. Godmother of the 2022 edition will be Princess Tana Ruffo of Calabria chosen for her social commitment in assisting the sick and disabled on pilgrimages to Lourdes.
The “restart” evening has the social objective of raising funds for SOS Children’s Villages Onlus. The association is part of the SOS Children’s Villages network, the largest organization in the world that has been involved for over 70 years in assisting children and young people who cannot benefit from adequate parental care. SOS Children’s Villages Onlus is committed to creating the best conditions for growth and assistance in a situation of equality with their peers, with the aim of fully realizing the individual potential of each girl and boy and allowing the possibility of living an independent life.
The “Costanzo Prize” is back for its third edition, strongly desired by the Committee to pay homage to Gen. Delio Costanzo, one of its founders. The prestigious recognition is awarded to Women, Men and Institutions who, through their work in individual professional fields, have rendered an important service to the country. Among the winners of this edition: for the category of “sport” the Olympic athlete Arianna Fontana was awarded, with the following motivation: As recognition for the excellent results achieved in short track sports competitions (ice skating) worldwide . Over the course of her twenty-year career she has consistently expressed performances of the highest level, resulting, to date, the most medaled woman athlete ever at the Olympic Games, the Italian athlete with the most medal ever at the International Olympic Games, the most medalized international athlete of all time. always in the Short Track, for a total of 11 Olympic medals, 16 medals at the world championships, 76 medals in the World Cup, 26 medals at the European championships, 28 medals at the Italian championships and 6 medals at the military championships, of which a total of 72 medals of gold. “.
For the “Entrepreneurship” section, the Azimut | Benetti Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of yachts over 24 meters, has been at the top of the Global Order Book for 22 years. The award was received by Dr. Giovanna Vitelli, with the following motivation: “As recognition of a leading company in the nautical sector, which has established itself throughout the world for the design and quality of the boats produced. Furthermore, it has stood out for its continuous scientific research and applied technology in the industrial sector, deserving global recognition as a manufacturer of boats of absolute quality and beauty. Clear example of the “Ambassador” of Made in Italy in the world. “The 2022 edition boasts, as media-partner Rai Canone, through the initiative” A subscriber in the front row “and Rai Italia since the event from several years, in addition to having a European character, it tells and exports the excellence of our Italian spirit abroad.