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Emilia-Romagna at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Region brings to Dubai its knowledge and excellences, a system of values that gathers labour, business, universities, research and innovation, social welfare, culture and creativity. An open region, which invests in the tools and knowledge necessary to read the future, to build a different world for tomorrow. A region that makes central the themes of widespread and inclusive growth, ecological and digital transition, care and assistance of anyone in need, of people as such.


Expo 2020 Dubai is the Universal Exposition held in the United Arab Emirates from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, during the celebration of the 50 years of the United Arab Emirates foundation. It is the first Exhibition to take place in an Arab country and the first major international event after Covid-19.

The Emilia-Romagna Region at EXPO DUBAI

The Emilia-Romagna region will be present for the six-month duration of the Universal Expo with numerous activities and events that will be concentrated in particular in October, December, January and February.
Various initiatives – institutional, cultural, and scientific – will take place at the Expo site both inside and outside the Italian Pavilion.

Emilia-Romagna Landscape


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Published on 14 October 2021

Sustainability in agriculture: SHARE project workshop 15/16 October

The innovative solutions of the farm to fork model adopted by the Emilia-Romagna Region for agrifood

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Published on 29 September 2021

Expo Dubai 2020: Emilia-Romagna in the United Arab Emirates for the inauguration of the first Universal Expo ever held in the Arab world

Institutional mission of a regional delegation to the Inauguration Ceremony on October 1st

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Published on 28 September 2021

Gabriele Salvatores' video on Emilia-Romagna at the Belvedere space

Regional excellences are protagonists of the shootings made by the Oscar-winning director to celebrate the Made in Italy

Upcoming events

Shadow Theatre and Dance, Workshop
Shadow Theatre and Dance, Workshop | Culture

06 | 11 | 21

The Firebird

A tale for music, shadows and dance based on L’oiseau de feu* by Igor Stravinsky and the drawings by Enrico Baj*version: Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu , ballet de 1910 – réduction McPhee 45′ With three dancersDirection and set design: Fabrizio Montecchi Shadow puppets: Nicoletta Garioni Choreography: Gloria Dorliguzzo Lights: Davide Rigodanza Costumes: Giulia Bonaldi, Anusc Castiglion, Corinne Lejeune […]


08 | 12 | 21

MUNER – Italian Motor Valley Excellence for education and innovation in automotive and sustainable mobility

Learning by Doing and Interactive Innovation with MUNER- Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna.Assemble and experience in Augmented Reality a FSAE racing car or motorcycle together with the best students and educators of the Italian Motor Valley. During the “Learning by doing” experience, visitors will wear last generation helmets for augmented reality, sanitized in compliance with the […]

Knowledge and Learning
Early Childhood Education
Knowledge and Learning | Early Childhood Education

12 | 12 | 21

Learning environments for digital innovation and STEAM education in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Progettare Zerosei, in collaboration with Bambini s.r.l., carries out a workshop addressed to teachers, school managers and the world of Early Childhood Education, presenting the Learning by Languages Method, based on the most advanced pedagogical theories and born in Reggio Emilia. The workshop will present i-vulcani, a Learning by Languages brand product, designed to introduce […]

Travel & Connectivity
Autonomous Driving, Digital Manufacturing, Sustainable Mobility
Travel & Connectivity | Autonomous Driving, Digital Manufacturing, Sustainable Mobility

11 | 01 | 22

Mechatronics and automotive engineering: collaborative innovation projects made in Emilia-Romagna

Clust-ER Mechatronics and Motoristics organizes a mission to EXPO, during the Travel & Connectivity thematic week, with the aim of representing the ability to collaborate in the development of innovative projects between companies and industrial research laboratories of the regional High Technology Network. The projects were selected through a call for interest dedicated to the […]

Travel & Connectivity
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Quantum, Supercomputing
Travel & Connectivity | Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Quantum, Supercomputing

13 | 01 | 22

Data Valley meets EXPO

The event “Data Valley meets EXPO” presents the Emilia-Romagna Region as a leader in digital and technological transformation through knowledge, research and innovation in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.  The Bologna Big Data Technopole has acquired a relevant international reputation for the extraordinary concentration of supercomputing capacity available and for the presence […]

Exhibition | Culture

16 | 01 | 22

Italian Excellence. The new generation of Italian illustrators for children

The Short Stories host the third edition of the Italian Excellence exhibition initiative, a project to promote illustration for children conceived by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which received in the two previous editions widely success worldwide.  The exhibition presents the works […]

Global Goals
Cultural Heritage
Global Goals | Cultural Heritage

16 | 01 | 22

Cultural Heritage. Our Roots our Future

The ‘Cultural Heritage. Our Roots, our Future’ Project intends to highlight the virtuous interaction between training, research and production through the research and teaching activities of four universities in Emilia-Romagna: Bologna, Ferrara, Modena e Reggio, Parma. These are offering courses focused on the enhancement of cultural heritage through new technologies. For this reason, the 2-day […]

Global Goals
Smart Energy
Global Goals | Smart Energy

16 | 01 | 22

Smart Grid and Local Energy Community demonstrator through an immersive serious game

The growing use of renewable sources for the production of electricity has made it necessary to adopt both an even more ‘intelligent’ management of electricity systems and a greater diffusion of storage systems to cope with the random nature of these sources (solar and wind). In particular, the increasing use of these technologies makes it […]

Past events