Rome, 30 July 2016. Participants of the Syriaza workshops were invited to recount their experiences to members of the Human Rights Committees of the Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies, as well to the Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Parliament, in the course of a private meeting.
The impact of the stories was such that it convinced Ms. Boldrini to write letters of support for Syriaza to the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, and to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini. Following the hearing, Ms. Boldrini also shared her impressions with minority Congress leader, Nancy Pelosi during her visit to the Italian Parliament accompanied by a congressional delegation. Ms. Pelosi asked to receive the English versions of the testimonies.