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May 8, 2015

News from Italy

tekom Europe and COM&TEC Strengthen Their Collaboration

Anke Mecklenbrauck

The Italian association COM&TEC, which is a corporate member of tekom Europe, held its second Assembly of Members on April 17 in Bologna. A new board has been elected and future activities have been discussed.

Assembly of Members, COM&TEC

The new program includes many activities, collaborations, events and projects proposed in order to promote awareness-raising, information and sharing of knowledge in the field of technical communication and documentation. The launch of the process, which aims to increase recognition of the technical communication profession, is highly innovative and displays a “fundamental turning point”. Another initiative to activate educational courses funded for all members is also highly appreciated. It was further agreed that the COM&TEC board and/or members would participate in national and international working groups and much more.

Collaboration between COM&TEC and tekom Europe

Though having maintained relations for many years already, COM&TEC and tekom Europe are actively strengthening their ties since the founding of tekom Europe in late 2013. During tekom Europe’s last Assembly of Delegates, Tiziana Sicilia, delegate of COM&TEC, made clear that COM&TEC is planning to get more involved in tekom Europe’s activities, wishing to connect and share knowledge with the other country organizations in tekom Europe. For the first time, the tekom Europe Roadshow will be stopping in Bologna, Italy on September 24 to offer an interesting conference day for the local technical communication community. COM&TEC and staff members from the tekom head office are working closely together to organize this professional event.

The Board Members

The following board members were elected during the Assembly of Members.

President: Tiziana Sicilia
Vice President: Alessandro Stazi
Treasurer: Alessandro Pratelli
Secretary: Gianni Angelini
Auditor: Marco Mirri
Coordination: Carlo Gardini

For more information on the activities of COM&TEC, visit www.comtec-italia.org