Fondazione Sassi ETS
via San Pietro Barisano, 42 / 45 - 75100 Matera
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Between 19th and 22 September 2016, the President of the Foundation ‘’Sassi’’, Mr. Vincenzo
Santochirico, accompanied by one of his advisers, Mr. Eustakio Follia, will visit Gabrovo in Bulgaria.
In May this year, the President of the Foundation visited the city of Plovdiv, which is the Bulgarian
Capital of culture for 2019. The objective of his visit was to create partnerships to enable future joint
The second visit of the delegation to Bulgaria at the invitation of the Municipality of Gabrovo. In 2014
Gabrovo was selected as a pilot city of Agenda 21 for culture. From 19th to September 23 will be held
a seminar on the subject : “Gabrovo – Pilot City of Culture. Culture in the center”, which will be
attended by: Mr. Ivor Davies (International cultural adviser), Ms. Catherine Cullen (President of the
world organization of United Cities and Local Governments), Mr. Jordi Balta (Independent consultant
on culture and member of the UNESCO Convention for culture).
Foundation '' Sassi '' has been invited to participate in the workshop together with three experts and
the public presentation on September 21 in the presence of journalists from all the country. On this
presentation, Mr. Santochirico will present the activities of the Foundation ‘’Sassi’’ and his desire for
future joint projects between the three cities – Matera, Plovdiv and Gabrovo.