Matera 2019

Formed on 3 September 2014, the Foundation will last until 31 December 2022. The duration of the Foundation is linked to the timeframe in which the cultural strategy outlined in the candidacy dossier (2015-2020) is implemented and to the need to manage, monitor and evaluate the outcomes and impacts of the strategy.

Board of Trustees
Raffaello De Ruggieri, Mayor of Matera
Angelo Tortorelli, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture of Matera
Flavia Franconi, Vice-President of the Basilicata Regional Authority
Aurelia Sole, Rector of the University of Basilicata
Francesco De Giacomo, President of the Province of Matera

Board of Directors
Salvatore Adduce, President
Angelo Tortorelli, Vice-President
Flavia Franconi, Councillor
Francesco De Giacomo, Councillor
Aurelia Sole, Councillor 

College of Auditors
Mr Stefano Bitetti, President 
Mr Aurelio Cristallo, Member 
Mrs Silvana Mecca, Member 

Scientific Committee
Mr Felice Limosani
Mr Franco Bianchini
Mrs Doris Pack
Mr Robert Palmer

On 17 October 2014, at the end of the intense candidacy period and following the evaluation made by the international panel of judges, Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and of Tourism, proclaimed Matera the European Capital of Culture for 2019.