OPEN LETTER TO THE GORIZIANS

18/07/2019

We are young people from Gorizia who are addressing, through this open letter, all the political forces of the former province, and those of the centre-right in particular, to provoke a convincing action to claim the right to self-determination of their future, of their resources, of their institutions of a territory that, for identity, history and culture, is second to no other provincial capital in the region. We believe that Gorizia must be rethought in its vocations, in its roles, in its ability to become again the capital of a vast area, even if larger than its current territorial perimeter, perhaps including Aquileia and the Cervignanese, historically linked to our province.

These are not historical revanches, Greek tears, much less those centuries-old resentments on which our city has consumed resources and energy, but to reinvent a possible future, in a dark moment in the history of the city (and its province) in which it has been ungenerously deprived of prerogatives and resources. Ours is a complex city whose role should be to keep the region together, contrasting the duopoly Udine/Trieste. For this reason, any reasoning about Gorizia in the future presupposes the restoration of its Province: which also means the recognition by the Region and the State of its role as provincial or county capital, which we consider a necessary premise to any hypothesis of development.

After having been demolished by the left following the Serracchiani- Panontin reform, today the reconstruction of the isontine province - we hope elective - is threatened by internal forces within the regional centre-right that hypothesize a Region structured on three summits: Trieste, Udine and Pordenone, forgetting that Gorizia itself, with its complex history, has determined the autonomy of the Region. This is also a cultural battle for the Province and it carries with it the irrevocable will to give solution to some problems such as concrete and unimpeachable re-discussion of the role of the hospital in Gorizia, a reflection on the synergy that must link the institutions operating in Gorizia to the restitution of the heritage of the former Provincial Museums to the management of the Municipality of Gorizia, an equally serious and synergic planning of the treasures of the former province, among which the potential of food and wine tourism must be included, also relating them to those, excellent, present in the cultural field.



KEVIN CUCIT, ROSSELLA DOSSO, MARTIN NOVAK, LUCA MICHELUTTI