The Council’s activities consist of high-level meetings, both national and international, which are closed-door and reserved to the members of the organization and to a few selected invitees.

The main Italian event is an annual Venice Workshop, featuring leading guest speakers from around the world, focusing on recent significant developments in the two countries, as well as on broader issues of interest to both sides. A major biennial conference in New York focuses on developments in the United States, Italy, and Europe for the two memberships. A series of meetings with leading figures from Italy and the United States are also held in both countries, restricted to the Council’s membership.

Since 1984, the Council has held annual Young Leaders Conferences, which bring together talented people under age 40. Follow-up activities for the alumni of the Program are also organized.

In addition, the Italian branch of the Council endows an Italy Program with a Visiting Fellow both at The Brookings Institution and at The Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. Moreover, it makes an important contribution to the future of Transatlantic relationships by acting as the Italian partner of The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. for The Marshall Memorial Fellowship.