The Italian Republic, Repubblica Italiana, is located in Southern Central Europe and since its initial declaration of unification in 1861 it is a country that has grown in economic and political influence. Italy's economy has a significant global impact and, particularly within the European context, the Italian State continues to have an increasingly strong political influence.
Italy, in terms of both compulsory and higher education, has recently undergone a period of transition through which the basic structure of the state system, as a whole, has been overhauled. These changes were designed not only to bring Italian education in line with the rest of the European Union, but also to create a more flexible system which better and more broadly educates those choosing to study in Italy.
Career Fairs in Italy are called Job Meetings (organised by Cesop Communication. For more informazion please visit www.jobmeeting.it). A Job Meeting is an event designed for students, recent graduates and young professionals. It consists of a day dedicated to the working world, during which visitors have the opportunity to meet representatives from the main Italian and foreign companies, graduate schools and national/international organisations.