The British Council is the UK’s official organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We have been creating international opportunities and building trust between the people of the UK and other countries since 1934. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals, policy makers plus millions of young people every year teaching English and running Arts, Education and Society programmes.

We are a registered UK charity governed by Royal Charter. 

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The British Council in Italy has been working in cultural relations since 1945.

Our operations in Italy are governed by a UK/Italy bilateral cultural convention signed by both governments in November 1951 and ratified in February 1953 under Italian Law 124 which also covers the activity of the Italian Cultural Institutes in the UK.

We have offices in Rome, Milan and Naples with a combined staff of over 100 who every year work with many thousands of Italians directly plus millions more online through our activities in English, Arts and Education and Society.

Our educational and cultural programmes and services are in line with the British Council's charitable objectives to create opportunity for people. Young people in particular benefit from our high quality language training and gain an international perspective plus useful skills that can help them develop their careers.

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