Dario Franceschini awarded Legion of Honor for blue helmets of culture


Cultural Heritage Minister Dario Franceschini received the Legion of Honor in Paris for his commitment to the blue helmets of culture.

Cultural Heritage Minister Dario Franceschini was yesterday awarded the Legion of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by the French Republic, for his efforts in establishing the blue helmets of culture. The award was presented to him by France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Franoise Nyssen, yesterday in Paris. The blue helmets of culture were established in 2015 with the Milan Declaration at a summit that brought together more than eighty ministers of culture from different countries: the initiative was then confirmed by UNESCO with the establishment of the blue helmets of culture of the Unite4Heritage taskforce and finally ratified by the United Nations with UN Resolution 2347 in March this year.

Minister Nyssen said France wants to “pay tribute to the statesman, the man of culture and the friend of France,” and praised Italy’s commitment to defending the world’s cultural heritage. He also appreciated the museum reform, the film law, and the youth bonus. Minister Franceschini, on the other hand, said, “I am honored and excited by this important recognition, which testifies to my deep relationship with France, the country that allowed me to be known as a writer.”

Dario Franceschini awarded Legion of Honor for blue helmets of culture
Dario Franceschini awarded Legion of Honor for blue helmets of culture