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Emilia-Romagna Region

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Emilia-Romagna regional government

Stefano Bonaccini is the President of the Emilia-Romagna regional government.

He is the head of the regional government. He appoints the members of the Executive board (Regional Ministers) and is held responsible by the Regional Council regarding the Executive board’s work. 

The Executive board is appointed by the President. It is the Government of the Emilia-Romagna Region and is composed of the President, the Undersecretary to the Presidency and 10 Regional Ministers. The Executive board mainly proposes legislation.

ContactSede della Regione, bandiera UE

The regional government headquarters is in Bologna.

viale Aldo Moro 52 - 40127 Bologna
tel. 051 527 5800 - 5801 
fax 051 527 5429

segreteriapresidente@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Emilia-Romagna regional parliament

Simonetta Saliera is the President of the Emilia-Romagna regional parliament.

The regional Council is the Legislative Assembly of the region, it consists of 50 members representing 4.5 million people and it steers political activity to approve regional laws. It is within its prerogatives to monitor laws implementation and to approve the government program and the regional budget.

ContactSede della Regione, ingresso Assemblea legislativa

The regional parliament headquarters is in Bologna.

viale Aldo Moro 50 - 40127 Bologna
tel. 051 527 5427

presassemblea@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Emilia-Romagna crossroads of Europe

The territory of Emilia-Romagna comprises the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Piacenza, Rimini, Ravenna and Forlì-Cesena.

Emilia-Romagna takes its name from the old consular road, the "Via Emilia", which crosses the entire territory and which has linked Rome to the Centre of Europe for more than 20 centuries. It boasts an enviable geographical position, which allows it to act as a link between northern and southern Italy, as well as the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.

Emilia-Romagna is situated in Central-Northern Italy, in the heart of the most industrialised area of the country.

Its efficient network of infrastructure and its strategic geographical position make the region an important business hub that is connected to all of Italy’s cities and the main European cities.

Crossroads map

The Port of Ravenna is the most important in Emilia-Romagna and one of the most important in the country. In 2016, considering both arrivals and departures, 25,962,764 tons of merchandise were moved through the port (data from the Ravenna Port Authority, 2016).

Bologna Airport recorded significant growth of traffic in 2016, with a total of 7,680,992 passengers (75% international passenger traffic), including commercial flights and general aviation, compared to
6,889,742 passengers in 2015.

In 2016, 19.6 m tons of freight were transported by rail in Emilia-Romagna.

The railway line connecting Turin, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples is served by high speed trains.

A region with high quality of life and widespread social cohesion

Surface and populationEmilia-Romagna is one of Italy's leading regions in terms of per capita income, and for years now it has been classified as one of the richest regions in Europe. Emilia-Romagna also ranks among the top regions in Italy for bureaucratic efficiency and quality of life.

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force of the economy and have fostered an extraordinary spread of wealth across the entire regional territory. The dynamic nature of the production sector in Emilia-Romagna has resulted in high employment levels. Indeed, the percentage of employed inhabitants is over 68%, which is considerably higher than the Italian average.

According to the 2016 Smart City Index and the 2016 iCity Rating, Bologna is a top smart city and all of the main towns in the region rank among the top 30 at national level, out of more than 100 Italian towns and cities.

These two indexes consider such indicators as the economy, governance, broadband coverage, mobility, innovation, quality of life, green economy etc.

Emilia-Romagna ranks first in Italy and third in Europe for the quality of its healthcare services, after the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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