GIA is hosting the National Australian Italian Youth Conference on September 5th and 6th; 2008 on the sunny Gold Coast. Download your application and registration forms here on AusItalia.com now to get there for a great weekend! GIAConferenceRegistrationForm
GIA is recognised by the Comites and CGIE in Australia as the reference point for all things relating to Italo-Australian youth and has been instrumental in lobbying for greater recognition for young people within these institutions and is working towards further positive change.
We are writing to you with a view to offer your group/organisation our support and extend to you an invitation to share ideas and experiences; and suggest collaborations. We also invite you to promote your association/group’s events and initiatives through GIA.
GIA’s aim is not to ‘take over’ or ‘dictate’ to existing associations; but instead to support and bring together Italian Australian youth associations on a national scale. Please see our mission statement below for further information.
Our first major event will be the GIA NATIONAL ITALIAN AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE 2008 on the Gold Coast; 5th; 6th; and 7th September; 2008. Italian Australian youth from across Australia and New Zealand will converge on Surfers for a weekend of engaging forums; workshops and exciting social events. We hope you will be able to join us!
Please visit our facebook site for more information; or feel free to contact us personally:
We look forward to collaborating and sharing ideas and hopefully meeting you as well!
the GIA team.
Giovani Italiani Australia was founded by Italian Australian youth in order to give voice to Italian Australian youth both in Australia and in Italy. It aims to be a national; apolitical; unaffiliated; in-exclusive; and broadly represented youth association that recognises and supports the needs; experiences and skills of youth of Italian background across Australia between the ages of 18 and 35. Giovani Italiani Australia was founded as a national body with state representatives in order to foster links and collaboration with all other existing Italian Australian youth associations and individuals; and to actively participate in the Italian Australian community and its institutions; helping to bridge the gap between generations and provide support and representation for Italian Australian youth. Giovani Italiani Australia considers it a responsibility of the association and its members to actively work with Italian Australian Institutions such as the Italian Consulates and the Com.It.Es; and with Italian Institutions abroad such as the CGIE; in order to ensure that youth needs are met and youth initiatives and concerns are expressed. In order to fully and fairly represent Italian Australian youth in this way; Giovani Italiani Australia also considers it a responsibility to provide a common website available to all youth who wish to join and participate as an active centre for dialogue and exchange; and to actively organise a National Conference for Italian Australian youth on a yearly or biennial basis as a forum where youth can meet; voice their needs and concerns; exchange ideas and support each other's initiatives; confident that the outcomes will then be placed before the above-mentioned institutions for discussion and active follow-up.