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Solferino 2017

From 22 June to 25 June 2017, the traditional appointment comes back to Solferino (Mantova), in the place that inspired to Henry Dunant the idea of Red Cross

 
 
From 22 June to 25 June 2017, the traditional appointment comes back to Solferino (Mantova), in the place that inspired to Henry Dunant the idea of Red Cross
 
 

Solferino is the cradle of an extraordinary idea that is each person in need ought to be helped without discrimination. After more than 150 years, the same idea livens up the commitment of the Italian Red Cross and the entire International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

From 22 to 25 June 2017, volunteers and operators of more than sixty delegations of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies will meet at Solferino to celebrate their commitment in favour of vulnerable persons. It will represent a unique opportunity to meet and share ideas.Discussions on topical issues will alternate with sports and recreational activities.

Solferino 2017 will be an opportunity to remember the humanitarian action of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Italy and all over the world, to share experiences and strategies to face the most important challenges that put the human life, dignity and health at risk. Solferino will naturally be as well the celebration of volunteers and volunteering. 
A dedicated space will be allocated to gadget merchandising and clothing with the Italian Red Cross branding.

 
Saturday 24 June, #AccendiLaFiaccola
 

The Solferino Event 2017 will end on Saturday 24 June, with the traditional torchlight march (Fiaccolata)from Solferino to Castiglione delle Stiviere. This year’s event will take adifferent meaning, since it will coincide with the 158th anniversaryof the battle (24 June 1859) that inspired to Henry Dunant the idea of the RedCross. During this important celebration, theneighbouring municipalities of Solferino will organize several events andinitiatives. In the afternoon, thousands of torches will light up the patchused by the rescuers during the Solferino battle to evacuate the wounded.  More than 5000 persons from the Movement of the RedCross and Red Crescent are expected to be present in Solferino.

 
 
 

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