WHY REGGIO EMILIA

Reggio Emilia, with its 15 billion euro GDP/year and over 50,000 businesses, is one of the main drivers of the production system in Italy

WE A·RE ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

that places us among the best in Italy in terms of exports and innovative qualities in industrial manufacturing, with companies that have a leading role to play worldwide in the mechatronics, agricultural mechanics and textile sectors

WE A·RE COMPETITIVE INFRASTRUCTURES

linked with the main European cities thanks to the high-speed rail line and the motorway network; broadband coverage over 100% of the local area

WE A·RE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

top of the rankings as regards separate waste collection, green areas per head of population, water management and saving natural resources, use of renewable energies; we have the most extensive cycling network in Italy in relation to the number of inhabitants

WE A·RE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY

Reggio Emilia was the birthplace of the first tricolour flag, symbolising the values of liberty, equality and fraternity; here, the cultural institutions guarantee access to knowledge and to expressions of art and creativity

WE A·RE QUALITY EDUCATION

The Reggio Emilia Approach, conceived in the preschools and infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emilia, is an educational philosophy that has been exported worldwide

WE A·RE COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL RELATIONS

We are in the forefront at international level as regards social services; a welfare model centred upon people and their needs, a cooperative commitment and an open approach to engaging with other cultures make us a welcoming, responsible community with a strong sense of solidarity

WE A·RE INNOVATORS, BY TRADITION