For information regarding IWF-sponsored events, including monthly meetings and social events, please choose a title from the events calendar menu on the right. If you miss a general meeting, you can get caught up by reading the minutes posted in the details of each event. IWF members can also visit our Gallery to view the snapshots taken at every IWF occasion! For details regarding interest group events, members should consult the Interest Groups area. If you have an external event that you would like to announce to the IWF community, please visit the IWF Forum 2.0 and post your message on the board “Happenings around Bologna.” For help posting your event in the forum, contact

Language XChange

Join us for a Language XChange at the Biblioteca delle Donne (Palazzina building). To better coordinate, please comment below if you are able to attend

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Coffee Morning

We have moved back to Velluto for the lovely outdoor seating. Should there be inclement weather, you will find us on the 2nd floor. Time

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IWF COVID-19 disclaimer

We are happy that in-person events are resuming in accordance with safety regulation in force. The IWF is doing its best to make its members enjoy again the opportunity of physically sharing experiences with friends and acquaintances always taking into consideration health and safety first.

However, the IWF would like to emphasize that it is the sole responsibility of its members and guests to recognize and follow the COVID-19 personal protection requirements established by the law. “Social distancing” and face masks are encouraged at all times to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.

IWF event participants, by taking part in an IWF event, acknowledge individual responsibility and discharge IWF from any claim or responsibility whatsoever which may arise from being infected with COVID-19 in connection with taking part in an IWF event.

Starting 6 December 2021 the Super Green Pass is coming into effect. This means for all indoor IWF events: IWF members and guests will be requested to bring their Super Green Pass (Certificazione verde COVID-19) or parallel foreign document, in digital or paper form, to prove their status as vaccinated or recovered. 

In the case of a positive case of COVID-19 after an IWF event, we rely on our members’ and guest’s collaboration to proceed with the tracking measures imposed by the current protocol to protect us all.

Considering the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below are requested not to engage in any IWF events (including interest groups events). By attending an IWF event, members certify that they do not fall into any of the following categories:

  1. Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea; or
  2. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.

Please find here a table (in Italian) published by the Italian Government listing activities allowed without green pass, with “basic” green pass (vaccinated, recovered or tested) and with “reinforced”/”super” green pass (vaccinated or recovered) for the period from 6/12/2021 to 15/1/2022.