Can you introduce yourself and tell us in a few words about your background and your local political commitments?

My name is Cristina Gennari. I am 21 years old and I am half Italian and half Sammarinese. I am currently studying International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs at the University of Bologna. This school has given me the opportunity to stimulate and develop my interest in politics and global affairs.

I joined Generazione Futura when I was 20 because I wanted to make my own contribution to the youth policy in San Marino since the future depends on the youth. In particular only by educating future generations a real change and a renewal of politics is possible. I also support the need for a small country like San Marino to internationalise, improving and strengthening the diplomatic relations, in order to embark on a process of greater European integration, while remembering the protection of the specificities of San Marino, because it represents a great opportunity for economic, social and cultural growth.

Thanks to Generazione Futura and YDE I have had the opportunity to attend several youth events held within the European Parliament.

Beyond your civic commitment, can you tell us what are your activities / leisure activities?

I am an absolute “cinephile”. Cinema is one of my favorite places, I love to watch new films or masterpieces and I am also part of the jury of an important film festival for young people in Italy. Furthermore, I have many passions such as music, reading and football.

I also love travelling and when I get the chance I buy a ticket and leave, with a backpack or on a trip full of comfort, it does not matter. Last summer I travelled from Warsaw to Helsinki, through the Baltic countries. I love to discover new places and to experience new cultures.

Finally, according to you, what should be the priority for Europe and the YDE for these next 2 years?

Firstly, I would say that strengthening the European identity, especially among young people, and building a common cultural policy is essential in order to consider Europe as a global project and not only as the addition of national perspectives.

Additionally, I strongly believe in an inclusive Europe that fights against all forms of intolerance and promotes civil, political and social rights and freedoms.



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