About FFSW

We share the common bond of Friuli Venezia Giulia: recent immigrants to the United States, descendants of those who left Friuli a few generations ago, as well as those who just love our region.

The heart of our Fogolâr lies with each individual Friulian, and their descendants, who represent the heritage, culture, and values of Friuli abroad.

Links, both past and present, exist between the American Southwest and the region of Friuli: from Cora Slocomb di Brazza', born in New Orleans, who championed women on both sides of the ocean over a century ago; to the terrazzo floors of the Texas State Capitol created by Friulian artisans in the 1930s; to the professionals, academics, and researchers from Friuli who make advances in their respective fields each day throughout the Southwest.

We work to cultivate awareness of the life, work, and accomplishments of Italians from the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

We also promote social, cultural, and economic connections that may be of interest to members and the community at large.

The Ente Friuli nel Mondo was founded in 1953 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of connecting native-born Italians from the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia living in other parts of Italy and around the world to their homeland.

Adapting to a new era of emigration, the Ente Friuli nel Mondo continues to provide moral support to Friulians abroad, promotes cooperative efforts between international organizations and Italian diplomatic envoys to maintain and promote the Friulian cultural identity, joins generations across cultures creating intercultural dialogue, promotes the minority Friulian language, and represents the interests of Friulian emigrants within their home region.

We are honored to be a part of these efforts and invite you to learn more about the Ente Friuli nel Mondo. Today, there are over 157 active Fogolârs worldwide with more than 23,000 members.

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