Founder

Piercarlo von Bòrmida is the founder and the first head of state of BARDO micronation. He holds the title of Duke of BARDO but he never uses his titles outside the micronational community.

Interdisciplinary artist he is well knowed as musician pioneer in italian eletronic scene since 1984.

Born into an ancient family with several historical figures, he chose to live in close contact with nature and its true inhabitants, becoming a convinced defender of the individual freedom of the beings of the planet and the potential of art as response to the degradation of the modern world.

 

 

Head of Government

The Regent is the official representative of the micronation and he has several constitutional powers like the appointment of ministers or ambassadors, signing treaties, attend official meetings and receptions.

He always works in agreement with citizens.

 

 

Duke of BARDO

The Regent holds the title of Duke of BARDO but, as already stated in the presentation, he holds the noble rank in place of only one recognized kingdom: mother Nature. The term Duchy derives from the ancient Germanic meaning of tribe, a concept to which we are very attached for our love for independent communities.

 

 

Ministers and Ambassadors

Ministers and Ambassadors are in office for one year, at the end of which a new appointment is made. If they have worked for the welfare of BARDO and their citizens, it is possible that they will be re-elected with full confidence.

 

List of Ministries, to be defined:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Francesco Fiore (JAP)

Ministry of Extra-Terrestrial Affairs and Interplanetary Cooperation: Paolo Cristiani  (IT)

Ministry of Expressive Interconnections: Isacco Caraccio (OC)

Ministry of Relations between Animals (human and not): Estelo Anghilante (OC)

Ministry of the Four Directions: Riccardo Giraudo (FR)

Ministry of Public Health: Dott. Vasco Merciadri (IT)

Ministry of Wild Growth: Marta Maltese (IT)

Ministry of Well Being: Matteo Calautti (IT)

 

List of Ambassadors, to be defined:

Ambassador of Elsewhere: Osvaldo Vanini (IT)

Ambassador to Neapolitan Republic: Graziano Ciccarelli (IT)

Ambassador to San Marino Republic: Leonardo Cesàri (IT)

Ambassador of Nowhere: Troy Southgate (UK)

Ambassador to Argentina: Ezequiel Toti (ARG)

 

Environmental protection

The practice of protecting the natural environment by individuals, organizations and government itself works to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment.

Where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends. 

All citizens of BARDO are committed with a daily life conduct that has the least impact on the environment and are committed to the defense and protection of domestic and wild animals. Bardo has a little Sanctuary for them.

 

National holidays

Foundation Day - 20 February - Foundation of the BARDO micronation.

National Flag Day - 20 May - Celebration of the establishment of the national symbol of BARDO.

Constitution Day - 21 June - Commemoration of the first constitution and Summer Solstice.

Arts Day - 1 September - Celebrates the birthday of Carmelo Bene, protector of Arts.

 

Language

English is the official language of BARDO. In everyday use, Italian is used by the majority of the subjects in BARDO.

In Court, the official language while still the English has also regular use, especially by the government and it is the only language used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ItalianFrench, Piedmontese and Occitan has also regular use between citizens. 

 

 

Religion

Since the founding of the BARDO micronation, religious freedom is guaranteed by law to all citizens. The Genius Loci of the BARDO is Kernunnos, the ancient God of forest.