Cascina Triulza was the real newness and soul of Expo Milano 2015. For the first time in the history of the World Exhibition, Milan hosted a pavilion dedicated to the civil society, in which more than 200 third sector organizations - reality of associations, cooperation, promotion of the social, cultural and environmental, voluntary, ethical finance - have created one of the richest, detailed schedules of Expo.
During the six months of Expo 2015, Cascina Triulza hosted 800 events: meetings, debates, workshops, shows and art performances attended by more than 63,000 people, while about 1.6000.000 people visited open spaces of the pavilion: the exhibition area, the market, the cheese factory Grana Padano, the picnic area.
A program of initiatives that have made concrete the theme chosen by Cascina Triulza, "Energies to change the world". The events area of Cascina Triulza - with three workshop rooms and an auditorium with 200 seats - has also received numerous initiatives organized by other pavilions, institutions, orders of professionals and companies.
More than 18.000 children between the 4 and the 10 years have participated in the over 500 laboratories of the Children Lab, where through the game and the practical, they have take on the themes of the environmental sustainability, the importance of the water and the healthy eating. Everyday 18 organizations of the Third Sector have been busy with the Children Lab guys , that has been realized with the support of CAP Holding - Fondazione LIDA and Valfrutta.
Among the protagonists of the market they have been the Italian territories and their cultural and gastronomic excellences, supported by national institutional projects, as "Anci for Expo" promoted by Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italini or regional as Sviluppo Campania and AT3UMBRIA. Over 200 realities, between producers and artisans, they have been present in the market during the semester of Expo 2015. Among these, seven international exhibitors coming from the Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, India, Bolivia and Nepal.
During the Expo period, Cascina Triulza hosted the Mobility center and info mobility in order to attend the peolpe who had a mobility need. Thanks to this service 15.000 eldest with disability issues could join the events and the pavilion activities.
From May to October in the court and on the stage of Cascina Triulza has been realized 152 artistic events with the involvement of over 3000 artists. Events organized by many Civil Society associations, by districts and territories of AnciperExpo and by Fondazione Triulza with partners such as Etica Sgr - Start Artist project - Slow D e CNA Emilia Romagna - international call "100 different copies " - and Arte in Cascina - International contest Land Art.
The Civil Society Pavilion has entered into a partnership with the start-up S.T.R.A.D.E., Sistema Turistico Rete Accoglienza Diffusa, a network of tourist welcome centres responsible for providing welcome services to the visitors and organizations that will be present at Cascina Triulza during the six months of Expo Milano 2015 and for all visitors of the Universal Exposition.