XIII World Congress 2003
Education for Peace:
The Best Investment for Future Generations


Michele Zanetti - Italy








Michele Zanetti was born in Trieste in 1940; he is married and has two daughters.

In the past he taught in the Faculty of Jurisprudence at the University of Trieste. He lives in Ternova Piccola, near Aurisina. Mr. Zanetti is fluent in French, and has a working knowledge of German, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Mr. Zanetti has a degree in Law from the University of Trieste after which he studied in Turin and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has published many works, also in French and German, on labour law, on transportation, on the management of harbours, on psychiatric assistance, on social service and on ethnic minorities. He also promoted the foundation of a university course for the training of Labour union managers.

He has been active in politics since his university days when he was elected student representative. Since 1966 Mr. Zanetti has worked for many public agencies: among others as President of the Trieste Port Authority, as President of the Province of Trieste, as a member of the Council of Administration of the Institute of Health in Rome and manager for the Public Health Agency in Trieste. In addition to his public commitments, Mr. Zanetti was a founding member of the Council of Administration of the Trieste Institute for the Study and Documentation of Eastern Europe (ISDEE) for more than 15 years, President of the Ecclesiastical Movement of Cultural Commitment of the Diocese of Trieste, President of the Social Service Association "Franco Basaglia", Vice-President of the Donau Europaeisches Institute of Vienna, and as President of the Italo-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.


United World Colleges

The "mission": Through international education, shared experience and community service, United World Colleges enable young people to become responsible citizens, politically and environmentally aware, committed to the ideals of peace, justice, understanding and cooperation, and to the implementation of these ideals through action and personal example.