Stefania Prestigiacomo

Stefania Prestigiacomo (born 16 December 1966) is an Italian politician, member of the centre-right political party The People of Freedom and Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy[1] since 1994.[2]

Stefania Prestigiacomo
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Minister for Environment
and Protection of Land and Sea
In office
8 May 2008 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byAlfonso Pecoraro Scanio
Succeeded byCorrado Clini
Minister for Equal Opportunities
In office
11 June 2001 – 17 May 2006
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byKatia Bellillo
Succeeded byBarbara Pollastrini
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
15 April 1994
Personal details
Born (1966-12-16) 16 December 1966 (age 55)
Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
Other political
Forza Italia
The People of Freedom
Alma materLibera Università Maria Santissima Assunta
ProfessionBusinesswoman, politician


Stefania Prestigiacomo belongs to a family of Sicilian entrepreneurs. A former president of Region Sicily, Santi Nicita, [3] is her uncle.

In 2006 she earned a First Level Degree in public administration[4] at the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta in Rome.[5]

In 1990, she became the president of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of Syracuse, Sicily.[6]

In 1994 she joined the Chamber of Deputies as member of the Forza Italia party.[6] She was reelected in 1996, 2001,[6] 2006, 2008.

In 2004, she was appointed as Minister for Equal Opportunities by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.[6] She was reappointed in that capacity in 2006. Between 2008 and 2011, she was Minister for Environment, Land and Sea.

Stefania Prestigiacomo has expressed support for the construction of new nuclear plants in Italy, a country with very limited reserves of fossil fuel and that currently imports (nuclear) electricity from France due to insufficient domestic capacity. She also authorized the drilling of off-shore oil wells in the Adriatic Sea in the proximity of Tremiti Islands, a natural maritime park.

She is President of the Inter-ministerial Coordination Committee for the fight against Paedophilia (CICLOPE).[6] She is a Catholic.


Commander of the Legion of Honor - 2016


  1. ^ The Chamber Of Deputies
  2. ^ "Page on Prestigiacomo at Chamber of Deputies website (Italian)".
  3. ^ Santi Nicita
  4. ^ "Stefania Prestigiacomo si laurea in adozioni" (in Italian). 28 July 2006.
  5. ^ Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta
  6. ^ a b c d e OECD biography

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