On 26 and 27 May 2017, Italy will host the meeting of the G7 leaders, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the EU. The summit will focus on the global economy, foreign policy, security of citizens, and environmental sustainability. The theme of the Italian G7 presidency in 2017 is 'Building the foundations of renewed trust'. The presidency highlights that governments should adopt policies aimed at meeting their citizens' expectations. The work programme of the presidency is based on these three pillars:
- citizen safety
- economic, environmental and social sustainability and reduction of inequalities
- innovation, skills and labour in the age of the next production revolution
G7 Academies released statements intended to inform discussions at the summit, including:
- The challenge of neurodegenerative diseases in an aging population; and
- New economic growth: the role of science, technology, innovation and infrastructure.
G7 engagement groups (Business7, Civil7, ThinkThank7, Labor7, Science7, Women7 and Youth7) foster dialogue with civil society, which "plays an advocacy role, helping mobilize key actors and bringing institutions closer to the grassroots level... encourages and monitors the leaders, to ensure that they honor the pledges they have made." These groups will "submit their policy recommendations to the leaders and institutions in connection with the issues on the G7 agenda and will also organize their own parallel summits over the course of Italy's Presidency."