On 30 May 2013 in Rome, at the Conference Room of the Foreign Press Association, our blog “The Domus Aurea Worksite” received a prestigious award from the Euromediterraneo Prize with the following motivation:
“For the creation of the Blog “The Domus Aurea Worksite”, a cutting-edge tool for understanding and accessing the Domus, which will be closed to the public for a long time, pioneering for transparency regarding the works and budget and for the systematic application of the highly specialized professional skills needed in archaeological sites, a confirmation that Italian archaeology is still leading the world”.
The INTERNATIONAL “EUROMEDITERRANEO” PRIZE has become one of Italy’s most important awards for communications in the state sector on the national and local level, and is the only initiative in Italy to promote the benchmarking of “best public-private practices” in the whole European Mediterranean area. Now in its 12th year, the prize is becoming one of the most prestigious for public sector communication.
The prize is awarded to those institutional communication projects that showcase the partnership between the public and private sectors to develop new frontiers and synergies between the state administration and the entrepreneurial world in general.
This initiative, which has an international scope, concentrates especially on “best practices” in Europe’s Mediterranean countries and is promoted by the Associazione Italiana della Comunicazione Pubblica ed Istituzionale by Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, the specialist association of entrepreneurs which unites, represents and supports the Italian companies operating in or interested in expanding in the 70 countries of the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East.
The FORUM “Cloud Communication, comunicare nell’Euromediterraneo: oltre i confini culturali dei singoli Paesi” was held on the same morning, focusing on an analysis of the potential, tools and new opportunities for ensuring a constant dialogue between institutions and citizens using social networks. Fedora Filippi participated with a reflection on the experience of the Domus Aurea worksite blog project. During the same days the 2013 annual government FORUM was held in Rome on the topic “Il Paese alla sfida della trasparenza” (“Italy and the Challenge of Transparency”).