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The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa


The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa

Founded in 1962, he Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Haifa is an office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian government, dedicated to the promotion of Italian culture in Northern Israel through the organization of cultural services and events.

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Under the guidance of its trustees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its advisory board, and its staff, the IIC conforms to this commitment by fostering the cultural exchange between Italy and Israrel in a variety of areas, from the arts to the humanities to science.

Central to the Italian Cultural Institute’s mission is a constant effort to encourage the understanding and enjoyment of Italian culture by organizing and promoting cultural events in collaboration with the most prominent academic and cultural institutions of Israel's Northern region.

The IIC focuses on the development of initiatives aimed at showcasing Italian excellence in various fields, such as science, technology, the arts and design. The development of academic exchanges, the organization and support of visual arts exhibitions, the grants for translation and publication of Italian books, the promotion of Italian studies, and the cooperation with local institutions in planning various events that focus on Italian music, dance, cinema, theater, architecture, literature, philosophy etc., are just a few examples of the Institute’s initiatives.

The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa organizes and/or promotes:

  • various kinds of Italian language courses, at different levels;
  • upgrading courses for Italian teachers;
  • lectures, conferences and round tables on varius aspectes of Italian culture;
  • art exhibits;
  • meetings with Italian authors;
  • concerts;
  • Italian movies festivals and retrospectives;
  • screenings of Italian movies or documentaries.

The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa provides documentation and information on:

  • Italian cultural and scientific events in Israel;
  • cultural and scientific events in Italy;
  • enrollment in the Italian universities.

Besides, the students and the friends of the Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa can accesss its Italian Library for reference or to borrow books, cd, dvd and Italian magazines.

One may become a friend of the Institute by paying the annual fee of 200 NIS.


The Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa