‘ViaCondotti21’ and ‘LaCapitale’ bring the wealth of the South to Rome. From the need for a new narrative of the South to the escape of young people through technological innovation and the challenges of the NRP, Antonio Padellaro, Luigi De Vecchis and the rector of La Sapienza University Antonella Polimeni have baptized the new publishing project.
“Twelve years ago we inaugurated Il Fatto Quotidiano and tonight I am finding the same spirit as then, when we were all convinced we were doing the right thing. We knew that we had a community around the newspaper, that of readers. Compared to ‘LaCapitale’ you already have the community, you don’t have to look for your audience but your audience will look for you ”. It is Antonio Padellaro, founder and former director of Fatto Quotidiano, who baptizes ViaCondotti21 and LaCapitale, the publishing project that will support the Pubbliemme Group and the LaC network in the ongoing national expansion to look, from the heart of the Capital, to the rest of Italy and to Europe.
“General TV – explains Padellaro – no longer works, just as talk no longer works. The controversy no longer works, it is an objective judgment based on numbers and listening surveys. Today the public is asking for more, they need knowledge of data and facts. He no longer wants narratives and stereotypes, he wants a Southern narrative that is different from the stereotypes and the whining culture. In the south there is an enormous wealth, which must be brought to the public: we need to reset some information from the past that no longer works “.
The South, however, will have to start again from the human capital and the wealth of its most important resource: Antonella Polimeni, director of the University ‘La Sapienza’ is convinced of this: “There is a broad reasoning that connects, on the one hand, the flight of children of the South and on the other the chronic lack of infrastructures. We have the highest university dropout rate and the lowest number of graduates in Italy, we are the rear of the European Union: this figure must engage all universities and Sapienza is at the forefront of helping young people to do the right ones choices “. At the center of the debate also the funding of the NRP and the funding for research activities: “This sector has been underfunded for years in Italy: the PNRR is certainly a breath of fresh air, but it is only the initial fuel, since financed support will be needed from structural funds to ensure that these results are lasting ”.
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan will have to support technological innovation and transformation of companies: “If a component of the NRP was destined to support the go-to-market of companies, the government would do a great service to the country, especially if it particularly supported that part of a country that needs to grow faster – explained Luigi De Vecchis, president of Huawei Italy – The world is moving towards continuous innovation, towards a strong correlation between the world of training and that of businesses: the government must create synergies between universities and companies “.
“To make the country grow, there is a need for businesses and training. Training is directly proportional to technological innovation, one grows and the other grows but above all the south must grow, which has suffered in past years – he stressed – We should accelerate especially in the South a campaign to attract young people to technological universities. There is a need for engineers, physicists, mathematicians. A greater attractiveness of universities a better training project for these people, a project construction of a campus where universities they work with businesses “.