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MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
GERARDO MAROTTA
President of Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, ITALY

The prize was awarded to the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies and to its President and founder, Gerardo Marotta. For years he played the role of ethical and moral guide, he embodies the values of dialogue and cultural integration. With the actions carried out, he made Naples the point of reference of the ancient Euro-Mediterranean culture promoting the idea of the World and of the Human beings in their mutual sense of belonging. He affirms, at the same time, the values of the individual and of the community, in the constitution of the “Polis” and of the “Common Good”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ART AND CREATIVTY
USUF ISLAM
Singer, UNITED KINGDOM

He gives voice to the feelings of universal fraternity and interreligious dialogue through the languages of popular music: notes and words which transmit not only deep emotions, but also common values shared by men of good will, beyond all social, cultural or ideological barrier.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2007


INTERNAZIONAL AWARD LABORATORIO MEDITERRANEO
LAMPA CU CACIULA / THE TUBE WITH A HAT
Best short‑filmby Romanian director Radu Jude

For the sincere way everyday life is portrayed in a country which has become part of the European Union but it has just started to struggle for the European way of living. It is a small story about small characters whose names will not be remembered but the mature direction of the film is something not to forget.

Awarding Ceremony
Trieste, 25 January 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD SPECIAL EDITION
S.M. RANIA AL-ABDULLAH
Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of JORDAN

For Her constant work in defending the rights of children and safeguarding those of future generations, for Her commitment to endorsing women’s rightful role in society, attaining their legal and civil rights, protecting the education of young women and finally for Her constant engagement to integrate the different components of Arab societies into the global process.

Awarding Ceremony
Rome, 9 February 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR MEDIA
RAHIM EL MOALLEM
Publisher, EGYPT

He has a role of constant guide in the Arab World spreading the principles of freedom and equality through the publishing of thousands of writings which gave visibility to a thousand voices of the South Shore. From Naguib Mahfouz to Alaa Al-Aswani, the more significant writers of the Arab World found in Ibrahim El Moallem a channel of information through which it was possible to diffuse in the Arab World and all around the World frescos of lives which emphasized affinities among different cultures, contributing to a real knowledge and a mutual respect.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 19 February 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR PEACE
SHIRIN EBADI
Nobel Prize for Peace, IRAN

First jurist woman in Iran, Nobel Prize for Peace, she stands out for her commitment in favour of human rights, democracy, respect for women and children. Her strong opposition to a patriarchal culture, which across the world and in the Mediterranean denies women’s rights, represents a firm point for a future of peace founded on gender equality. Her action is especially oriented in favour of children, who are the hope of mankind, so as they can grow in a relational, emotional and affective universe without violence or oppression. Her figure of practising Muslim is the emblem of the ancient tradition of welcome and respect of the Other, typical of Islamic culture, and is in contrast with stereotyped images created and circulated by media. Her commitment for the construction of a dialogue through the search for shared values is a warning and a guide towards the common action for the creation of a Greater Mediterranean of peace and prosperity.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 March 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
'ALA AL ASWANI
Writer, EGYPT

Writer and novelist, he goes on representing through his narration the contemporary Egyptian society with all its social and psychological problems and as they are revelated in the encounter and strife among people of different ages, gender and status. Through these pictures a transformation process gets to develop which is suffered by the Arab society in a rapid changing of a world and in difficult relation with the West which transform it.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 16 March 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ISTITUTIONS
RENE' VAN DER LINDEN
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

René van der Linden contributed with his political action to the spreading of the values of dialogue in the Greater Mediterranean area. At first as President of European Popular Party, then as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he encouraged the Euro Mediterranean Politics, especially in order to defend human rights, democracy and gender equality.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 30 March 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CINEMA
RERZAN OZPETEK
Film Director, TURKEY

For his contribution to the spreading of values of dialogue in the Great Mediterranean, giving a decisive impulse to cultural and social interaction in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 15 June 2007



MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
ABDELWAHED RADI
President of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and President of the Chamber of Representatives of Morocco, MOROCCO

He is a great supporter of the Barcelona Declaration and, in particular, of the necessity to strength Euro-Mediterranean relationships. A defender of democracy, he voted his life to create a new humanism in order to transform the Mediterranean, through the promotion of dialogue, into a democratic area of knowledge and mutual respect.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 July 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
ABDEL HADI MAJALI
President of the House of Deputies of the Jordanian, JORDAN

For the contribution to the consolidation of a parliamentary dimension and for the cooperation with civil society, youth and women. With his actions he put politics and parliaments in the middle of a partnership with the Countries of the “Greater Mediterranean”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 July 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
PETER STRAUB
President of the Committee of the Regions, GERMANY

For the contribution to the consolidation of a parliamentary dimension and for the cooperation with civil society, youth and women. With his actions he put politics and parliaments in the middle of a partnership with the Countries of the “Greater Mediterranean”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 July 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
ERNEST BENACH
President of the Parliament of Catalonia, SPAIN

For the contribution to the consolidation of a parliamentary dimension and for the cooperation with civil society, youth and women. With his actions he put politics and parliaments in the middle of a partnership with the Countries of the “Greater Mediterranean”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 July 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
ALESSANDRO TESINI
President of the Conference of the Regional Assemblies and of the Regional Assembly of Friuli Venezia Giulia, ITALY

For the contribution to the consolidation of a parliamentary dimension and for the cooperation with civil society, youth and women. With his actions he put politics and parliaments in the middle of a partnership with the Countries of the “Greater Mediterranean”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 July 2010


EUROMED AWARD
RODI KRATSA TSAGAROPOULOU e JAN WILLEMS
GREECE - HOLLAND

The two ex aequo winners for this edition, Rodi Kratsa Tsagaropoulou and Jan Willems, have been working at two different but equally important levels in favour of women empowerment: Mr. Willems at the grassroots level, through his artistic talent and activities; and Ms. Kratsa at the institutional level, promoting equal opportunities policies in the European Parliament and in the Euro‑Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.

Awarding Ceremony
Cairo, 26 November 2007


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR DIPLOMACY
ERKKI TUOMIOJA
Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, FINLAND

“If our aim is a world of peaceful coexistence, then dialogue among cultures on a common ground is indispensable, a possible dialogue, especially in the region of the Greater Mediterranean, so that each culture can discover the reasons of the other: Finland is one of the main players in this process”. These are the words used to grant the Mediterranean Diplomacy Award 2007 to the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja.

Awarding Ceremony
Tampere, 27 November 2006