[open-economics] Fwd: Short suggestion about Open Economics and Italy

Velichka Dimitrova velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Mon Feb 6 16:22:25 UTC 2012

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to forward the e-mail from Maurizio about the regions in
Italy, he has a good explanation, because he is himself a native of Trento!
I guess with respect to the "power of each region" - we could say that we
can make sure that every indicator, which is not a rate or percentage
already is controlled for the population or GDP in that region, i.e.
patents or GHG emissions.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maurizio Napolitano <maurizio.napolitano at okfn.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Subject: Short suggestion about Open Economics and Italy
To: Velichka Dimitrova <velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org>

Italy is divided in 21 regions, but, there are 2 special provinces:
Provincia Autonoma di Trento and Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano / Autonome
Provinz Bozen

The second province (Bolzano/Bozen) is a dual language land: some people
are italian, and some people are german.
So, the official languages are german and italian.

This two provinces are inside a region, but the "power" of the regione is
very little.
There is no more the president of the region: the presidents of the 2
provinces cover the role president of the regione each 6 months.

One of the big differences with the rest of italy is that Trento and
Bolzano manage alone some national competences.
Health and istruction (university too) are under the control of
the local government and NOT from the central (= Rome)

This is a little bit hard to understand during the data management.

Other possible problems can be with the special regions (Valle D'Aosta,
Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Sardegna and Sicilia)
I don't remember where is the differences with the rest of Italy but
i can investigate.
I'm from Trento so i know a lot about my province :)


Velichka Dimitrova
Open Economics Working Group Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @okfnecon, @vndimitrova
Website: www.openeconomics.net
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