In Focus

Maurizio Ambrosini
Professor of Sociology, University of Milan, Italy

Volunteers are the life and soul of Expos who give their time and energy to welcome visitors, organise events, assist with management and much more. The individuals who engage as volunteers in Expos do so for various reasons, often in reflecting a desire for personal, social or even professional development. Here, the experience of volunteering at Expo 2015 Milan is analysed based on a research study into the more than 5,000 volunteers who contributed to the success of the mega-event.1

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Before people throughout the world can see Thailand through their own eyes as a country blessed with pristine seaside destinations, flavoursome cuisine, a truly-beautiful culture, and the Thai ...
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Qu’est-ce qui pousse un touriste à choisir la Suisse comme destination, un client à acheter un produit « Swiss made » (Fabriqué en Suisse), un homme politique à soutenir un accord ...
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New Zealand’s participation in Expos has not only given the country a platform to share its culture and values with the world, the stories we have told at Expos have helped to shape New Zealand’s ...
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In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, a nation’s brand image can be one of its highly valued assets or a devitalising disadvantage. How quickly a country is able to find a niche and ...
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Depuis son accession à l’indépendance en 1962, l’Algérie compte dix participations aux Expositions Universelles et Spécialisées dont neuf avec pavillon et une (à l’Expo 2005 Aichi au ...
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Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere will open its gates to the public in less than a year under the theme “Growing Green Cities”. As preparations gather pace on the site, the Floriade’s ...
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On 1 October 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai will open to the public, embarking visitors on a discovery of its theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, through educational and immersive exhibitions ...
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World Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will open to the public in 1,500 days, embarking millions of visitors on a six-month discovery of its theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”. On this ...
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On 4 February, the United Nations and countries around the world are marking, for the first time, the International Day of Human Fraternity. Maher Nasser, the Commissioner-General of the United ...
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