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MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
RUGGERO MARIA SANTILLI
Scientist and Researcher, ITALY

The power of dialogue among different cultures and various sciences forges the protagonists of history. With this award we thank Ruggero Maria Santilli, samnite by origin, Italian‑American by education, flatly Mediterranean by soul, for his theoretic contribution to the new sciences and for his work through mathematics, physics and chemistry leading to the extraordinary postulates for the development of new technologies that allow an useful and sustainable development.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 22 January 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
CARMEN ROMERO
President of Circúlo Mediterraneo, SPAIN

She is the founder of the Circúlo Mediterraneo and this award wants to pay tribute to her actions in promoting integration among politics, culture and civil society in the Mediterranean area. Her action strengthens the initiatives in favour of the respect of human rights and gender equality.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 16 February 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
"L'ALTRA NAPOLI" Onlus
Association of Social Solidarity, ITALY

Fondazione Mediterraneo assigned the Mediterranean Award for Social Solidarity 2009 to the Neapolitan association L’Altra Napoli Onlus for its stimulating role in the civil progress of the Neapolitan society, looking at the areas of social unease trying to overcome the dependency culture, promoting concrete models of solution and government in those areas.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 19 February 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ART AND CREATIVITY
PINO CACOZZA
Actor, Musician, ITALY

Pino Cacozza has given expression to the collective consciousness of the Arbëreshe people. In his wide production of poems and songs he brings back to mind the latent memories of a community which is socially and politically melted into the Italian nation but is still preserving its historical and linguistic tradition. He prefers squares rather than theatres and in his performances he uses verses and music to exalt a whole people, renewing its roots, reinforcing its feeling of unity and swaying the audience in a choral brotherly dance at the end of the show.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 19 February 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CO-DEVELOPMENT
FOLCO QUILICI
Film Director, writer, ITALY

For his commitment to safeguard environment and promote codevelopment as well as for his important work in spreading the culture of the sea. An example for new generations and a didactic‑educational tool to be transmitted to all coastal Countries of the Mediterranean in order to spread the love for the sea and for the protection of its habitat.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 19 February 2009

 


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR PEACE
MAHMOUD DARWICH
Palestinian Poet, PALESTINE

Commonly considered as “the Poet of Peace”, “the Poet of the Palestinian cause” or of the Palestinian Resistance, Mahmoud Darwich avoided the slenderness of the thematic field offered by resistance poetry, transforming little by little the familiar objects of his lost land into myths, treating Palestine like a metaphor of the human condition. His poetry, already mightily lyrical, lives on an epic inspiration, dispensed essentially through a bright evocation of figures of speech or mythical figures drawn from all cultures. The clever work on the images and the incisive wording, allow Mahmoud Darwich to give back to himself and to Palestine the identity stolen with the promise of peace. His poetry develops, above all, a profound and painful thought on memory, on exile in all its dimensions, and digs deeply in the heart of rejection, of otherness and of death. Substitute of the confiscated native land, the writing is claimed as a principle of existence and even more as “out-life”. Poetry at this stage acquires completely his sense of dwell (bayt). Mahmoud Darwich, with his poetry, promoted peace in the world and in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
STUDENTS OF GAZA
PALESTINE

In the city of Gaza, caught in the grip of an inexorable paralysis, living in poverty with little livelihood, among endless problems, young people don’t give way to despondency and desolation but look for everything that may enlighten and feed their mind. They are self-educated, they exchange information and educational tools and transcribe any uplifting or useful reading accessible to one of them, supporting each other spurred by that human ambition described as “seguir virtute e canoscenza” in Dante’s words. This prize aims to remember them to the world that has left them alone, even ignoring the UN declarations, and hides this action of abandon behind the ambiguous language highlighted by Joris Luyendijk in “Almost human. Images from the Near East”, of 2006.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
FAUSTO e MARION MARCHI
ITALY

The Inauguration and Launching Ceremony of the boat Megaride – Grande Mediterraneo, donated to the Fondazione Mediterraneo by Fausto and Marion Marchi, took place within the Yacht Med Festival event. As a mark of gratitude they received the Medal of Honour of the Mediterranean Award. The Boat represents Mediterranean Countries and has been recognized not only by the countries overlooking the Basin but also by International Institutions such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and the United Nations.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
CONSORMARE DEL GOLFO
Centro Servizi per l'Economia del Mare, ITALY

The Inauguration and Launching Ceremony of the boat Megaride – Grande Mediterraneo, donated to the Fondazione Mediterraneo by Fausto and Marion Marchi, took place within the Yacht Med Festival event. The Boat, restored by Consormare del Golfo represents Mediterranean Countries and has been recognized by International Institutions. Fondazione Mediterraneo awarded Consormare del Golfo with the Medal of Honour for the renewal of the Boat.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF LATINA
President Vincenzo Zottola, ITALY

The Inauguration and Launching Ceremony of the boat Megaride – Grande Mediterraneo, donated to the Fondazione Mediterraneo by Fausto and Marion Marchi, took place within the “Yacht Med Festival” event. The Boat, restored by Consormare del Golfo represents Mediterranean Countries and has been recognized not only by the Countries overlooking the Basin but also by International Institutions such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the United Nations and others. The initiative was realized thanks to the sensibility of the President Vincenzo Zottola. For this reason the Fondazione Mediterraneo attributed to Vincenzo Zottola the Medal of Honour 2009.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
SCUOLA NAUTICA GUARDIA DI FINANZA DI GAETA
Scuola Nautia, ITALY

The Inauguration and Launching Ceremony of the boat Megaride – Grande Mediterraneo, donated to the Fondazione Mediterraneo by Fausto and Marion Marchi, took place within the “Yacht Med Festival” event. This initiative is supported by the Scuola Nautica Guardia di Finanza of Gaeta which was awarded with the Medal of Honour.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
ISTITUTO NAUTICO CABOTO
Istituto Nautico, ITALY

The Inauguration and Launching Ceremony of the boat Megaride – Grande Mediterraneo, donated to the Fondazione Mediterraneo by Fausto and Marion Marchi, took place within the “Yacht Med Festival” event. This initiative is supported by the Istituto Nautico Caboto which was awarded with the Medal of Honour.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 27 March 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD SPECIAL EDITION
FES FESTIVAL OF WORLD SACRED MUSIC
President Mohammed Kabbaj, MOROCCO

The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music represents one of the most important events in the world for the promotion of dialogue among different societies, cultures and religions. Thanks to the work of Mohammed Kabbaj it is an instrument for the construction of development and peace through the creation of a great coalition of shared values and interests.

Awarding Ceremony
Fès, 27 May 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
to the memory of AHMED JEBLI
President of the University Cadi Ayyad of Marrakech, MOROCCO

History has known more than one person who, though without media renown, have played an extraordinary role in the events that mark the life of a State. Ahmed Jebli belongs to this gallery, for the contribution given to the promotion of knowledge and culture, especially in the academic field. The themes he envisaged have a high vision of education, always overcoming the borders of class and belonging. Ahmed Jebli‘s action falls within this framework, always aiming at understanding the reasons “of the other” and at developing friendship among the peoples of the Mediterranean. He was a reference point for the Fondazione Mediterraneo that wishes to pay a tribute to him by this acknowledgement.

Awarding Ceremony
Marrakech, 4 June 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ISTITUTIONS
ANIBAL CAVACO SILVA
President of the Republic of Portugal, PORTUGAL

Continuing the great tradition of his Country, the President Aníbal Cavaco Silva always committed himself to reinforce solidarity and a proactive co-operation among all the Countries of the Mediterranean, to pursue development and to promote peace in the region.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 12 June 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CINEMA
LAURA MORANTE
Actress, ITALY

Versatile and professional actress. She worked with young and famous directors in many Mediterranean Countries: from Italy to France to the Iberian Peninsula, crossing all kinds of movies, from thriller to comedy, always with outstanding results thanks to her personality and her innate artistic gift.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 12 June 2009


EUROMED AWARD
COMBATANTS FOR PEACE
ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Combatants for Peace è un movimento israelo-palestinese che, tramite la non violenza e il dialogo, punta alla riconciliazione nelle due comunità, con l´obiettivo della soluzione dei due Stati.


Awarding Ceremony
Stoccolma, 21 September 2009


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR DIPLOMACY
URSULA PLASSNIK
Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, AUSTRIA

The Prize was awarded to the Minister Plassnik for her contribution in the promotion of the Euro-Arab dialogue through diplomatic initiatives able to build a coalition of shared values and interests with the full involvement of the Civil Society.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 12 April 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
ALVARO SILVA
Architect, PORTUGAL

He carried out an incisive and professional work in the architectural field and in his relation with the social and human capital of towns. His works are permeated with “Mediterraneanty” and combine the culture of architecture with rigour and technique, always respecting the memory, the use of places and the needs of individuals.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010

MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR MEDIA
EL PAIS
Newspaper, SPAIN

El Pais is a newspaper animated by political, human and social passions and it is involved, since its birth, in reporting global news. Spreading information and comments, especially on the Euro‑Mediterranean region, El Pais goes beyond the facts, searching for their causes and effects.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010