Year 2020 was unfortunately characterized by Covid-19 virus pandemic emergency, as a result of which, in compliance with decrees issued by the Council of Ministers Presidency, it was impossible to organize almost all the activities planned by the association, starting with World Day for Asbestos Victims, with seminars for students in technical institutes and high schools, conferences and itinerant information meetings, concluding with the presentation of the book ‘La casa della Giustizia perduta’ (The House of Lost Justice) by member Donata Milazzi, and the performance of the show ‘Amianto senza confini’ (Asbestos without Borders) by Sabrina Morena.
It was therefore unanimously decided to set up a documentary/audiovisual, introduced by President Paolo Tomatis, on asbestos and related issues. The filming, which was completed in December in collaboration with ‘Miela’ theater in Trieste and Health management for Prevention and Safety on Workplaces, features an interview with Mr. Renzo Simoni, head of Technical Occupational Hygiene, by historian and essayist Sergio Sghedoni; the show ‘Amianto senza confini’ (Asbestos without Borders) starring actress Giustina Testa; and finally, a ‘family’ presentation of the book ‘La casa della Giustizia perduta’ (The House of Lost Justice), with a conversation between the author, Donata Milazzi, and her father Renato, who was exposed to asbestos after a long working experience at FMSA and Grandi Motori Machine Factories in Trieste.
Lastly, assistance to citizens on environmental, social security and health issues was guaranteed, both personally and online, albeit with some difficulties due to the aforementioned pandemic emergency, with the Amianto Infopoints at Ospedale Maggiore TS and in Muggia, the latter in collaboration with trade union SPI-CGIL.
IV Information meeting for users of Asbestos Infopoint and the population of Muggia. Wednesday, December 11, at Trade Union SPI-CGIL seat in via Mazzini 3.
Conference ‘Asbestos, what to do’, at ‘D. Bassi’ Hall in Gorizia. Saturday, November 30; event organized by Firemen Trade Union CONAPO in collaboration with EARA and Prefecture of Gorizia / Government Territorial office for prevention and safety campaign SicuriAmo 2020.
Performance of the show ‘Asbestos without borders’, starring Giustina Testa. Thursday, November 21, event organized in collaboration with Open People’s University of Buje (Croatia).
Conference on ‘Security at home’ at ‘D. Bassi’ Hall in Gorizia. Saturday, November 16, event organized by Firemen Trade Union CONAPO union in collaboration with EARA and the Prefecture of Gorizia / Government Territorial office for prevention and safety campaign SicuriAmo 2020.
Conference on “Safety at work and in schools: asbestos, an enemy among us”, at ‘Sandro Pertini’ High School of Monfalcone. Friday, November 15, in collaboration with n. 2 ‘Isontina – Bassa Friulana’.
VII ‘Asbestos’ educational seminar and presentation of ‘The house of lost justice’, book by Donata Milazzi. Tuesday, November 12, at Nautical Institute ‘Tomaso di Savoia’ in Trieste; speaker for Department for Prevention, Eng. Renzo Simoni.
Press conference for the presentation of access data to asbestos Infopoints and EARA activities for 2019. Monday, November 11, Ospedale Maggiore Trieste; speakers for EARA, President Tomatis and Secretary Milazzi.
Official opening of the new Asbestos Infopoint in Servola (Ts). Wednesday, July 17, at Circolo ‘G. Canciani’.
PreSSIL, a conference on ‘Prevention of health, safety and hygiene at work’. Wednesday, June 26 in Gorizia at CA.RI.GO. Foundation, in collaboration with the Prefecture of Gorizia / Government Territorial office.
Press conference for the presentation of the new Asbestos Infopoint in Servola. Wednesday, June 19, in collaboration with Trade Union SPI-CGIL Trieste and Circolo ‘G. Canciani ‘. Interviews with President Tomatis and member Menegazzi.
Asbestos Infopoint Banquet in Muggia, Piazza della Repubblica, Thursday, June 13. Referents for the public, counsellor Postogna and member Menegazzi.
Press conference for the presentation of Asbestos Infopoint Banquet in Muggia. Wednesday, June 12, in collaboration with Trade Union SPI-CGIL. Interviews with President Tomatis and member Menegazzi.
XIV World Day for Asbestos Victims, Piazzetta C. Colombo in Panzano di Monfalcone. Sunday, April 28, in collaboration with AeA ‘Asbestos never again’ and ANMIL Gorizia. Present for EARA, President Tomatis, Vice President Marusic, Secretary Milazzi and counsellor Postogna.
VII Energy Conference on the Island of Krk – VII Energetska Konferencija otoka Krka, EUKI – European Climate Initiative. Speakers for EARA, president Paolo Tomatis and secretariat assistant Sergio Sghedoni, on: ‘Why it is necessary to remove all asbestos from roofs before installing solar panels’. December 15, Velika Vijecnica Grada Krka – Auditorium of the Municipal Council of Krk, Croatia.
III Public Information meeting at Asbestos Infopoint Muggia, in collaboration with Trade Union SPI CGIL. Speeches by Giovanni Menegazzi (Asbestos Coordination Muggia), Michele Piga (CGIL Provincial Secretary), Stefano Borini (SPI Domio) and Sergio Sghedoni (EARA onlus). December 12, SPI CGIL headquarters in Muggia, via G. Mazzini 3.
Symposium ‘Safe and healthy work – Varno in zdravo delo’. Speakers for EARA onlus, president Paolo Tomatis, the director of the CRUA Monfalcone dr. Paolo Barbina and Eng. Flavio Gabrielcig of the Regional Directorate for Environment and Energy. November 15, Regional Chamber of Crafts and Small Business, Ajdovščina – SLO, in collaboration with Ing. Stanko Ožbolt (ZDVIS) and SPEA Service srl. Gorizia.
EARA onlus – GCP / Studio Frisani Firenze Press Conference for the presentation of data on access to Asbestos Infopoint at Ospedale Maggiore in Trieste and related activities, two years after its opening to the public. October 23, participation of journalists Umberto Bosazzi (Telequattro) and Valentina Sancin (Primorski Dnevnik). Phone interviews with Ugo Salvini (‘Il Piccolo’) and Francesca Terranova (GRR Rai FVG). Pictures by Photo Damjan, for courtesy of Primorski Dnevnik – Uredništvo v Trstu.
Participation to the 5th National Conference ‘Asbestos and Environment’, Villa Hera, Capo Milazzo (Me) on September 20 and 21. Speakers for EARA onlus, president Paolo Tomatis and counsellor Albano Marusic, on “Asbestos and related pathologies in Trieste and Friuli Venezia Giulia”.
Asbestos Infopoint Banquets, in collaboration with Municipality of Muggia and SPI-CGIL. Piazza della Repubblica, Muggia (Ts), June 14th and September 27th . Present for EARA, counsellor Livio Postogna and member Giovanni Menegazzi, head of local Asbestos Coordination.
XIII World Day for victims of asbestos, in collaboration with Municipality of Monfalcone, ANMIL Gorizia and AeA ‘Amianto mai piu’. Ceremony held on April 28th at the Monument in Piazzetta Cristoforo Colombo in Panzano. Present for EARA, Vice President Elena Sai, secretary Renato Milazzi, counsellor Albano Marusic and member Donata Milazzi, as well as a delegation of Zveza SABS Nova Gorica (SLO) led by secretary Ivan Blatnik.
IV Regional Convention ‘Asbestos, the state of art. Environment, justice, health’. Sala ‘Tessitori’, Regional Council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piazza G. Oberdan 5, Trieste, March 22nd . Speakers, dr. Edoardo Bai (Legambiente – ISDE Italy, former consultant of local Magistracy for Servola Steel Industry/Ferriera di Servola) and Ezio Gallori, trade unionist among the first ones to raise, at national level, asbestos cases in State Railway company. Speech by Lawyer Moretti, for Frisani Law Firm in Florence, on the delicate issue of money compensation and limitation periods concerning civil processes on asbestos.
Press conference on January 9th on the 10th Anniversary of EARA’s establishment. Speakers, Renato Milazzi (Secretary), Giovanni Menegazzi (Asbestos Coordination Muggia), Paolo Barbina (CRUA Monfalcone) and Silvia Malandrin (GCP / Frisani Law Firm, Florence). Final speech by Renzo Simoni (PSAL / ASUITs). Sala ‘Tessitori’, Regional Council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piazza G. Oberdan 5, Trieste.
II Public information meeting on asbestos and related issues. Speakers: Giovanni Menegazzi (Coordinamento Amianto Muggia), Sergio Sghedoni (EARA onlus) and Michele Piga (Local Secretary of trade union NCCdL-CGIL). December 13th , Muggia, headquarters of SPI-CGIL.
III International Conference on Sustainable Development of the Island of Krk, speaker for EARA, president Paolo Tomatis, on “Asbestos: presence, detection and other relevant issues”. October 28th , Hotel ‘Beli Kamik’, Njivice – HR, conference room.
II International Conference on Sustainable Development of Gorski Kotar, speaker for EARA , Sergio Sghedoni, on “How and why asbestos should be removed”. September 29th , Local Developement Agency PINS d.o.o., Skrad – HR.
“Asbestos? No, thanks! A day with young people in memory of Duilio Castelli”, in collaboration with AeA Amianto mai più/Asbestos never again, Monfalcone. September 22nd , show “Asbestos Without Borders”, starring Giustina Testa, direction by Sabrina Morena; book presentation “La casa della giustizia perduta/The House of Lost Justice”, by Donata Milazzi, curator Susanna Moscardini. Theater ‘San Pio X’, Staranzano (Go).
XII World Day for the Victims of Asbestos. Presentation of Donata Milazzi’s book ‘”La casa della giustizia perduta/The House of Lost Justice” (Santi Ed.), curator S. Moscardini. April 28th , Trieste, ‘B. Bazlen ‘ conference hall, Palace Gopcevich, and Monfalcone, hall of the Municipal council. Greeting speeches from the Environment Assessor of the Municipality of Trieste Mrs. Luisa Polli, and the Mayor of Monfalcone, Anna Maria Cisint.
Legal and social security conference for exposed to asbestos, speakers lawyer Frisani (Rimborsopensioni.it) and Dr. Malandrin (GCP Florence), introduced by EARA secretary Renato Milazzi. February 18th, Sala Oceania, Shipping Station Congress Centre of Trieste.
Italian-Croatian Meeting/international round table on asbestos from the environmental protection point of view in the countries belonging to former Yugoslavia. March 7th , Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka (HR).
Public Banquet of Asbestos Infopoint, in collaboration with trade union SPI-CGIL, the Asbestos Coordination in Muggia and Televita Company. July 7th , Republic Square in Muggia.
Press conference for the opening of Asbestos Infopoint, September 6th, Ospedale Maggiore of Trieste.
Informative meeting for local authorities on “Remediation, decontamination and good practices for the management of asbestos waste”, in cooperation with ‘Friulana Ambientale’ of Codroipo (Ud). December 15th , Conference hall in Hotel Santin, Pordenone.
Informative public meeting, in collaboration with Asbestos Coordination in Muggia, to analize the situation of one-year Asbestos Infopoint activity. December 28th , headquarters of SPI-CGIL trade union, Muggia.
X World Day for Asbestos Victims, 28 April 2015. Performance of ‘Asbestos without Borders’, directed by Sabrina Morena, with Giustina Testa. Following, VI Seminar ‘Asbestos, an unsolved issue. Best practices for workplace safety, environmental remediation and waste management’, speaker Mr. Renzo Simoni, Trieste, at high school ‘A. Volta’.
Performance of ‘Asbestos without Borders’, directed by Sabrina Morena, with Giustina Testa, May 27, 2015. High school ‘G.Randaccio’ in Monfalcone.
Conference on ‘Asbestos, a trans-bordering issue. Health, environment, laws and social security’, June 29, 2015. Villa Coronini Cromberg, Gorizia.
Press conference and inauguration of ‘Asbestos Infopoint‘ in Muggia (Trieste), November 25, 2015, in collaboration with local section of CGIL Trade Union.
Hearing at the Committee for Environment and Health of the Croatian Parliament (Sabor) in Zagreb in a joint session to discuss asbestos and its negative effects, following invitation by Mr. Branko Bačić, president of the Sabor, January 29, 2014. Auditorium hall “Josip Šokčević”.
III Conference ‘Asbestos, state of the art’, February 21, 2014 in Pordenone at the auditorium hall of the Provincial Council. For students of secondary schools.
IX World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 28, 2014, at the Blue hall in collaboration with the Regional Council of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Health Commission, Trieste.
Conference on ‘The Life’s end of Asbestos’, May 6, 2014, at the Public Library in Monfalcone.
V Seminar for high school students ‘Asbestos, an unsolved issue’, November 12, 2014 at Institute ‘Vendramini’ in Pordenone.
Conference on ‘A national attorney for asbestos and other environmental hazards’, January 19, 2013, ‘Oceania’ Hall at Shipping Station of Trieste. With the participation of dr. Raffaele Guariniello, Deputy DA of Turin in the historic 2012 Trial against the ‘Eternit’ Factory’s management of Casale Monferrato.
Press conference organized by the Municipality’s Department for Environment of Monfalcone, in collaboration with EARA on the new Communitary programming 2014-20 and interventions in environmental compatibility. March 27, 2013.
Second performance of the show ‘Asbestos without borders’, May 10, 2013 at the auditorium of High School ‘B. E.Vendramini’ in Pordenone, attended by over one hundred and fifty students from four different gymnasiums.
Meeting with the mayor of Udine, prof. Furio Honsell, the Head of Department for Health and Social Security, Mrs. Simona Liguori, of the City of Udine, and EARA’s delegation. September 13, 2013 at Palazzo D’Aronco, the town hall of Udine.
Public Forum on the construction of a new Coal plant in Plomin, Croatia. Cultural Center ‘Kuc Lamparna’, seat of Art Xpress XXI Labin, in collaboration with EARA and Eko Kvarner Njivice, December 14, 2013.
Seminar on ‘Strengthening the immunitary system of people’, in collaboration with Trade union Zveza SABS, December 20, 2013, at the conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Crafts in Nova Gorica (SLO), for students of secondary schools, with a report of Dr. Alenka Kafol, allergist and pneumologist. Second performance in Slovenian of ‘Azbest brez meja – Asbestos without borders’, theater show by Sabrina Morena, with Nikla Petruška Panizon, and in collaboration with the Slovenian Theatre in Trieste.
II Conference on ‘Asbestos, state of the art. Health and environment, prevention and remediation’, February 17, 2012 in Udine at the amphitheater hall of University Hospital. In the afternoon, Round Table on ‘Research on mesothelioma: possible coordination for a common project?’
First performance of the show ‘Asbestos without borders’, directed by Sabrina Morena with the contribution of the Municipality of Trieste, in collaboration with the Regional Education Board and Teatrobàndus, February 28, 2012, at the Main Hall of High School ‘Carducci-Dante’.
International Press Conference for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 26, 2012 at Zveza SABS seat in Solkan. In the evening, at the Knights Hall of Dobrovo’s Castle, presentation of the project ”Living healthier and longer in the Municipality of Brda”, speaker Prof. Dr. Irena Jerič (Zavod za zdravstveno varstvo, Nova Gorica). First performance in Slovenian of ‘Azbest brez meja – Asbestos without borders’, theater show by Sabrina Morena, with Primož Forte, and in collaboration with the Slovenian Theatre in Trieste.
VII World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 28, 2012 in Panzano (Monfalcone), in collaboration with the local Asbestos exposed workers (AeA ‘Amianto mai più’ NGO).
Presentation of the VI World Day for Asbestos Victims, March 14, 2011, with press conference held at the Human Rights Center in Zagreb (Croatia).
Presentation of the book ‘I am the shipyard – no more Asbestos’, edited by Corinna Michelin and Tiziano Pizzamiglio, April 19, 2011. Conference Hall of the Medical Association in Trieste.
International Press Conference on VI World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 22, 2011 in Solkan (Slovenia) at Zveza SABS’s seat (Slovenian asbestos exposed workers Trade Union).
VI World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 28, 2011 in Vranjic (Croatia). Dr. Manuel Sarrazin, a member of the Green Party at the German Bundestag, took part to the event.
Public meeting in Rupa (Matulji, Croatia), June 7, 2011, on a serious problem of health and environmental pollution related to a landfill in Slovenia which stocks not only civil but also asbestos waste products, near to the towns of Šapjane and Jelšane.
III Seminar ‘Asbestos, an unsolved issue’, October 25, 2011, at High School ‘S. Pertini’ in Monfalcone.
“Places of Memory. Work and asbestos “, December 14, 2011, for students from high schools of Trieste, guided by an expert on a vintage bus to visit workplaces where asbestos was unfortunately present, such as the Old Port of Trieste.
First edition of the Conference “Asbestos, the state of art. Environment and Health”, February 13, 2010 in collaboration with ANCI and Federsanità-AICCRE of Friuli Venezia Giulia, ‘Oceania’ Hall at Shipping Station of Trieste.
V World Day for Asbestos Victims and International Day for Safety and Health in workplaces, April 28, 2010. Conference Room of the Chamber of Commerce and Crafts in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, with the presentation of the new multilingual EARAnews magazine.
II Seminar ‘Asbestos, an unsolved issue’, October 19, 2010 in collaboration with Prevention and Safety Work Environments (SCPSAL) and the Regional Education Board, Lecture Hall of High School ‘G. Galilei-E. Fermi-N. Pacassi’ in Gorizia.
Presentation of the documentary ‘2018, Death will come. Asbestos in the body. Everyone knew it except workers’, by Giuliano Bugani and Salvo Lucchese, with photographs of Massimiliano Valentini. March 6, 2009 at ‘Tessitori’ Hall of the Regional Council in Trieste.
IV World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 28, 2009 in Croatia, Kostrena (Rijeka) at the Reading Room of Santa Barbara’s church, close to the polluting oil refinery of Urinj. The Day was preceded by a press conference held on April 27 at the Regional Council in Trieste.
Press conference on social protection of the Italian maritime sector workers, October 7, 2009 at ‘Tessitori’ Hall of the Regional Council in Trieste.
First edition of Seminar for students ‘Asbestos, an unsolved issue’, November 17, 2009 at ‘Tessitori’ Hall of the Regional Council in Trieste.
Official presentation of EARA in Italy, January 9, 2008 with press conference held at ‘Tessitori’ Hall of the Regional Council in Trieste.
Official presentation of EARA in Slovenia, April 25, 2008 with press conference held in Nova Gorica.
III World Day for Asbestos Victims, April 28, 2008 in Ljubljana, Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia, with official commemoration of asbestos victims.