An SG has to be on standby for all occasions and roles. The media is much in evidence here at the Biennial Conference and one of my tasks has been to help, where possible, with the interaction between the press and the conference participants. So it was that yesterday midday I found myself chairing a press conference with President Sepi, EP Vice-President Gianni Pitella and the Vice-President of the Region of Tuscany, Stella Targetti – in Italian! This afternoon I was interviewed by a handsome young journalist (he asked me to say that), Stuart Langridge who is composing a Video Blog for EurActiv of the Conference. (link here) Tomorrow, there’ll be another press conference to moderate – proof positive of the media interest that the Biennial Conference and its theme has been generating. Now you can see my interview here.

The opening press conference