Interact

Together, We Connect

Who we are

Interact Rome International is a Rotary Club Rome sponsored club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Are you 12-18 years old and would like to be part of the Interact Family, serve the community, meet new friends and be part of an international network? Do you speak English and are a student in Rome? Join us!

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What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Take action to make a difference in your school and community
  • Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
  • Become a leader in your school and community
  • Have fun and make new friends from around the world

Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:

  • World Interact Week
  • Interact Video Awards
  • Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
  • Global Youth Service Day

In R.Y. 2018/2019, Interact Rome International implements activities that aim at helping sick children that are socially excluded and projects that promote knowledge sharing and international understanding. To learn more about our projects and events, please scroll down.


For information on how to join Interact Rome International, please write to Valeria Bresciani, President, Interact Rome International interact@rotaryromeinternational.com



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-2019

President: Valeria Bresciani

Vice-President: Prasham Reiyn Karunanithi

Secretary: Ludovica Mazzei

Treasurer: Ilaria Lalli

Sergeant-at-Arms: Tancredi Pezzali

Director of Service Projects: Ludovico Pezzali

Director of Education Projects: Giorgio Marconi


OUR PROJECTS

SERVICE PROJECT:

Fundraising and Public Awareness for Casa di Kim

Interact Rome International leads and supports fundraising and public awareness initiatives in favor of Casa di Kim. From 1997 l’Associazione Kim Onlus (a.k.a. Casa di Kim) aims at offering shelter, medical treatment and all basic needs to children that are seriously ill and suffer from economic hardship and social exclusion. Patients at Casa di Kim frequently come from countries at war or without an appropriate health care system. Children are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who stays at Casa di Kim during the time of the treatment. Casa di Kim aims at building public awareness about the benefits of social inclusion, solidarity and service to others.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING PROJECTS:

1. Diplomacy Education Embassy Adoption Program

Interact Rome International participates in the Embassy Adoption Program implemented by Global Action in Italy. Students have meetings with the Head of Mission and other members of the diplomatic corps of the Embassy that adopts the Interact Club each year. Interactors study the country in depth and have the support of embassy staff to broaden their knowledge in thematic areas related to the country assigned.

Interact Rome International is honored to have been adopted by the Embassy of Norway in 2018/2019. This is a unique opportunity for our Interactors to learn by doing with the mentoring of international experts in the field.

Time dedicated to activities under the Embassy Adoption Program are recognized as “Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro.”

2. Netherlands-Italy Model United Nations (NIMUN)

Interact Rome International participates in the Netherlands and Italy Model United Nations Program implemented by Global Action/Diplomacy Education. The program was established in 2017 by the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It aims at offering students a unique opportunity to study the UN Security Council. After taking part in the Embassy Adoption Program, students are invited to participate in the NIMUN simulation at a conference held once a year at a UN Rome-Based-Agency (RBA) and represent the country that they have been studying.

3. Interact Funded Scholarships for NIMUN

Interact Rome International carries out fundraising activities to award two scholarships each year to 2 (two) non-Interactors, not residing in Rome. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Board of Directors Meeting. Sunday February 3, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Interact for Planet Earth Seminar: Climate Change, Sustainability and Innovation.  SATURDAY February 9, 2019 from 10:00 am-Noon. Aula Magna, Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II” Roma. Moderator and keynote speakers from the United Nations Rome-Based Agencies and the Italian private sector. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com 

For more information, please click here to go to the dedicated page for this event.

INTERACT ANNUAL GALA: Celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Italy. SATURDAY March 2, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Board of Directors Meeting. Sunday March 10, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Board of Directors Meeting. Sunday April 7, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

PAST EVENTS

Interact Annual General Meeting. SATURDAY January 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Franceschetti Residence. Donation €15/person. Special Guests and Embassy Representatives are kindly asked to arrive at 6:00 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Meet H.E. Margit F. Tveiten, Ambassador of Norway to Italy. MONDAY January 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Embassy of Norway, Via delle Terme Deciane, 7, Rome, Italy. This event is strictly by Invitation Only. RSVP: Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Interact Winter Gathering. SUNDAY December 16, 2019 from 5-7 pm at IL CIRCOLO DELLA PIPA, Via F. Jacovacci 25, Rome, Italy

Reservations are mandatory. Please make a reservation by writing to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com

Minimum donation: €25/person and please bring a present of €10 max. to exchange for “Secret Santa.” All proceeds will got to benefit Baby Noemi at Casa di Kim

Board of Directors Meeting. Sunday January 13 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For reservations and information, please write to Interact@RotaryRomeInternational.com