28.01.2021 – 10.20 – The Port of Trieste and, with it, Friuli Venezia Giulia will branch out towards Austria, Hungary and Central Europe, in the overall vision of a Region as the continent’s “logistics platform”. In short, the “old” idea of exploiting the geographical advantage of the coast and of the Friuli which was historically “mutilated” by the Iron Curtain after WWII.
There is no shortage of tools to be used to realise this vision, starting with the ports, continuing along the railways to the freight villages, without neglecting the multimodal air terminal.
Looking, with a global outlook free of ideologies, not only at China, but also at the Far East in general.
This is the vision announced by the governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Massimiliano Fedriga, which fits in well with the current projects of the Authority’s president, Zeno D’Agostino, and with the changes taking place at an infrastructural level, which also include the Recovery Plan.
The context was in fact the presentation, in Trieste, of the research study “Venezia Giulia 2025. Strategy and actions for competitiveness”, carried out by The European House-Ambrosetti commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce of the former provinces of Trieste and Gorizia.
But not only “shipping”, because Fedriga has confirmed the commitment in the scientific field, already discussed during ESOF 2020: “on innovation, the goal is that the great research contexts we have on the territory of Friuli Venezia Giulia are increasingly translated into business and work.
On the research front, in fact, we are “working to specialise all the parks, but with a single director and attributing the necessary marketing activities to the emerging public-private foundation.
The strong point of our area is training, which is possible here as nowhere else, and we want to exploit this to attract the big names in the advanced tertiary sector”.
The challenge, in science, as in the port, will be to combine this chance for growth with real employment opportunities, avoiding the kind of ‘race to the bottom’ that is characteristic of many sectors, starting with tourism.