- Published: Sunday, 20 July 2014 13:10
Why DirittoDiVoto.com? In Italian, it means "right to vote".
Italy has global taxation, but if you stay abroad more than 12 months you can register with the local Italian Consulate so that you can avoid having to report and, potentially, pay taxes both were you live and in Italy.
Eventually, beside the right to being taxed, those living abroad and registered at the local Consulate (within a registry called "AIRE") acquired also the right to representation by Members of the Parliament elected abroad- a cherished aim of an extreme-right Member of the Parliament, whose first beneficiary was... a leftist Government whose PM won a critical confidence vote only thanks to the votes of those elected abroad.
Pity that most Italians abroad knew nothing about their new (and old) rights, and therefore... this website.
When I re-registered in Italy in 2012, I toyed with the idea of using my old past in political organizational activities and a couple of decades of business experience in organizational change (which involves plenty of negotiations, diplomacy, politics, marketing), to... become a political consultant.
So, I started by sharing in Italian few articles on how to integrate new media and traditional campaigning- both for political and advocacy operators, before seeing that probably I would not like to become an accomplice to the continued spoiling of the Italian Constitution.
Between 2008 and 2013 this website hosted material that I deemed useful to Italians resident abroad and willing to vote, and each article was either bilingual (English+Italian) or, for longer essays, an English version was posted on my blog (and a link provided at the beginning of the Italian version).
Plans? To keep writing few more articles, and to convert the more "operations-oriented" essays into yet another book to add to my Amazon/Kindle/Slideshare list.