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MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
"A RUOTA LIBERA" Onlus
Association for Social Solidarity, ITALY

Fondazione Mediterraneo awarded the neapolitan association for the promotion of an innovative center for recreational activities for inabled young people and for the project “La Casa di Tonia”, where repudiated and abandoned single mothers left alone with their children, coming from the city or abroad, will be welcome. Inside the House “La culla della vita” will provide services such as multi‑ethnic nursery and kindergarte, a milk supply for newborns and a playground.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
to the memory of GENNARO POMPILIO
President of Vesuvius Tour Operators, ITALY

A man who reminded us that words alone are not enough. His love for Vesuvius, as pioneer of tourism and coordinator of Vesuvius Tour Operators, show us how it is possible to promote peace and mutual respect through positive actions.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
UNIVERSITA' TELEMATICA DI PEGASO
Thelematic University, ITALY

Fondazione Mediterraneo assigned this award to Pegaso University for being a focal point and an innovating example in international research and for being an instrument to promote dialogue among civilizations and culture.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CINEMA
VARIÁCIÓK (VARIAZIONI)
Best short‑film
by Hungarian director Krisztina Esztergályos, UNGHERIA
Ungheria, 2009, DigiBeta, col., 28´, v.o. ungherese

The award has been assigned to “Variációk” where the young Hungarian director explores sexual relationships, provokes understanding of reality, shows awareness of visual style and talent for a precise cinema language. She shows compassion for her characters without any sentimentalism.

Awarding Ceremony
Trieste, 28 January 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ART AND CREATIVITY
ROBERTO DE SIMONE
Theatre Director, Composer and Musicologist, ITALY

He has given an exemplary contribution to the history of lyric and the arts of show, especially as manager of the Teatro San Carlo of Naples. His primary objective has been that of restoring and valorizing the cultural, theatrical and musical heritage of the Campania region’s popular tradition, both written and oral. The popular repertoire is not proposed in an arbitrary way, but it is based on cultivated systems such as for instance writing and metric elaboration.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 26 March 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
STEFANIA PRESTIGIACOMO
Minister of Environment and Protection of Territory and Sea, ITALY

For her action in favour of the protection of Environment and Territory not only in Italy, but also in the whole Mediterranean. With her French homologue, she has undertaken the institution of a protected sea area off the Strait of Bonifacio.

Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 15 April 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
CECILIA CHIAVELLI
Artist, ITALY

For the message of solidarity and union among the communities of the Mediterranean that her work “Nostro Mare Nostro” is meant to communicate.


Awarding Ceremony
Gaeta, 17 April 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR AMBASSADOR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
H.R.H. BEATRICE DI BORBONE DELLE DUE SICILIE
ITALY

Her commitment in favour of solidarity, youth and valorisation of the cultural, artistic, architectural, environmental, archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean is unanimously recognized and is an example for those who wish to undertake partnership actions.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
to the memory of MARIO MOLINARI
Sculptor, ITALY

Mario Molinari was born in Coazze in 1930. He became manager of the paper mill Sartorio, then he realized that he was born for the Art. His sculpture is meant to stimulate soul ironically, he makes a weapon out of the colour, a power able to overthrow reality. His polyhedric subjects and materials lead his sculptures to the greatest expression, almost touching the fourth dimension. By his sculpture “Totem for Peace” – recognized as such all over the world – Molinari intended to refer to our purest and most infantile soul so as to produce an extraordinary “noise of love”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
to the memory of MAURIZIO VALENZI
Artist, ITALY

Maurizio Valenzi, born in Tunis in a family from Livorno, started his activity as a painter attending for some years the Fine Art Academy of Tunis. In June 1932, coming back to Tunisia in Chaffar area, he promoted the union struggle of Arab labourers against the great European landowners. In 1937, in Paris, he met various protagonists of the new French culture, such as Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard, Aragon, André Wumser, J.R. Bloch and studied the works of the Impressionists and of the Ecole de Paris. His artistic activity brings together the two shores of the Mediterranean bridging the “European thought” and the “Mediterranean breath”.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE
to the memory of H.E. Mgr. LUIGI PADOVESE
Vicar Apostolic in Anatolia, ITALY

Born in Milan in 1947, he enters the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin in 1965. He is professor at the Pontifical Antonianum University and has been the Director of the Institute of Spirituality for sixteen years. He has been visitor of the Eastern Council of the Congregation for Eastern Churches for ten years. On 11th October 2004 he is appointed Vicar Apostolic of Anatolia. On 3 rd June 2010, he was stabbed to death by his driver in his house of Iskenderun, a Turkish city on the Mediterranean. The members of the Jury of the “Mediterranean Award”, gathered in Goteborg (Sweden) on 6th November 2009 and in Naples on 4th December 2009, granted the “Mediterranean Award for Culture” to Monsignor Luigi Padovese for the following reason: “As he has always witnessed – with perseverance, commitment and generosity – the universal values of dialogue, tolerance and mutual understanding, promoting peaceful coexistence of different religions all over the world, and mainly in the Middle East. He has opposed his huge culture to the widespread ignorance often at the origin of fundamentalism and integralism, looking for a future of solidarity and peace”. On 5 th June 2010, after the assassination of Msgr Luigi Padovese, the Jury of the “Mediterranean Award”, during an ad-hoc session in Rome, decided to reconfirm the award to “his memory”, highlighting the importance of the cultural activity in favour of dialogue carried out by Mgr Luigi Padovese, as an example for future generations.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
S.E. Mons. ROCCO FAVALE
Bishop of Vallo della Lucania, ITALY

His commitment to promote peace among peoples and strengthen solidarity in Cilento area are fundamental pillars of his action. He has the merit of allowing the realization of the monumental work “Totem for Peace” by Rutino Cathedral.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
SERGIO PIAZZI
Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, ITALY

His commitment and passion aiming at strengthening the role of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) are unanimously recognized. Thanks to his commitment, it has been possible to harmonize the role of the Parliaments of Mediterranean Countries making them accept a shared view, especially about the values and fundamental rights of the human person.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
to the memory of BALTASAR PORCEL
Writer, journalist and literary critic, SPAIN

World-famous writer, acute and determined journalist, in his works Baltasar Porcel has told today’s society with precision and irony. Founder and director of the Catalan Institute of the Mediterranean he has turned his deeply Mediterranean culture into a political action, thanks to which Catalonia, Barcelona and Spain have been able to take on a first-rank role in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR DIPLOMACY
H.R.H. WIJDAN AL-HASHEMI
Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Italy, Jordan

By her action, she has contributed to spread the image and the excellences of Jordan and of the Arab World at a global level. Art, creativity and youth are the focus of her action, aiming at promoting a new concept of cultural diplomacy, overcoming conflicts and tensions.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR DIPLOMACY
CARL BILDT
Minister of Foreign Affairs, SWEDEN

He is the expression of cultural and political integrity and of a pluralist and democratic conception matured through a long journey and a long reflection. He has worked to create in his Country juridical and political conditions in agreement with international policies, always respecting Human Rights. His diplomatic activity is characterized by a strong action relying on the knowledge and sharing of the different problems in order to reach a cultural and political integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, where Sweden is a leading subject.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
UNIONE DEGLI INDUSTRIALI OF NAPLES
President Giovanni Lettieri, ITALY

Thanks to the work of the President Gianni Lettieri, the Unione degli Industriali of Naples has developed an action aiming at valorising the excellences of the industrial sector in the Mediterranean area, contributing to increase wealth and employment in the South of Italy and accepting the challenge of the new international markets.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR MEDIA
AL-JAZEERA
TV Channel, QATAR

It is one of the most important means of communication and information in the world, mainly aiming at promoting fair information between the Arab and Western Worlds. By news and comments not subject to particular interests, in the global complexity of the events, it has always tried to find their causes, with the aim to give rise to an independent and mature reflection.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR MEDIA
LA VANGUARDIA
Newspaper, SPAIN

For spreading, with balance and precision, information about the main issues and problems of the Euro-Mediterranean area and for supporting the project of the Union for the Mediterranean contributing, by an accurate and objective analysis, to the designation of Barcelona as headquarters of the Coordination Secretariat.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR ISTITUTIONS
ANGELA MERKEL
German Chancellor, GERMANY

Expression of a democratic, pluralist vision in defence of human rights – matured through a long journey up to the fall of Berlin Wall – she has been able to put into practice juridical and political conditions of European standard, thus facilitating the unification of the two Germanies and taking a first rank role in the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR PEACE
ANDRE' AZOULAY
President of the “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures. Advisor to the King of Morocco, MOROCCO

He has witnessed the importance of dialogue among cultures, mutual understanding and coexistence in social justice and democracy in a significant historical moment at the turn of the century. Today he continues his action in favour of peace in the Greater Mediterranean region carrying out activities aimed at defending freedom, testifying there is no peace and respect for the differences without claiming human rights. André Azoulay is one of the promoters of a true dialogue between the Arab-Islamic and the Western worlds, taking the role of protagonist in initiatives involving the main issues of the matter, such as Israel and Palestine, also in his role of president of “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
LADY YVONNE COCHRANE SURSOCK
LEBANON

For her activity in favour of the historical, artistic, architectural, environmental and cultural heritage of Mediterranean Countries, in particular of Lebanon. By her actions, she has favoured – considering it one of the aspects of the historical heritage – the reintegration of the communities of migrants within their countries of origin.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD COMMUNITY SERVICE
CARLO GIOVANARDI
Undersecretary at the Italian Prime Ministry, ITALY

Thanks to his commitment, the National Community Service has played a fundamental role by offering young people the opportunity to defend their Country – as peace operators both in Italy and across the World – also constructing a solidarity bridge between Europe and Mediterranean Countries.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CIVIL SOCIETY
ABDELMAKSOUD RACHDI
President of the Euromed NGO Platform, MOROCCO

For his involvment and his action in promoting the role of civil society in the decision‑making processes within the Euro‑Mediterranean area. The Euromed NGO platform he presides constitutes the reference to gather and enhance th main actors of the Euro‑Mediterranean Civil Society.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 13 June 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
VINCENZO GALGANO
Attorney General of the Republic of Naples, ITALY

For having fulfilled the function of Attorney General of Naples with commitment and dedication, reaching the climax of the legal career. For having fought against unauthorized building and environmental degradation in the complex region of Campania through vigorous and concrete actions. For having been an example of incorruptible Justice, while being a man of deep humanity.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 28 June 2010

 


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
JOZEFINA TOPALLI
President of the Albanian Parliament, ALBANIA

For her action, as President of the Albanian Parliament, to defend the rights of women and children.


Awarding Ceremony
Capri, 27 July 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
MICHELE VORIA
Mayor of Rutino, ITALY

For his commitment to the realization of the monumental “Totem for Peace” in the Town of Rutino.


Awarding Ceremony
Rutino, 7 August 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "RAFFAELE CAPASSO" FOR LEGALITY
to the memory of ANGELO VASSALLO
Mayor of Pollica, ITALY

The first “Raffaele Capasso” Mediterranean Award for Legality has been granted to the memory of the mayor of Pollica Angelo Vassallo, barbarously killed on September 5 th 2010. This award means to remember the commitment of Angelo Vassallo who, by his work, was able to represent the force of comprehension with a message of nobility and courage in difficult areas.

Awarding Ceremony
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, 18 September 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "ANGELO VASSALLO" FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CO-DEVELOPMENT
PARCO NAZIONALE D'ABRUZZO, LAZIO E MOLISE
ITALY

On the occasion of EUROPARC 2010 – event which gathered at Pescasseroli the representatives of the Parks of European Countries – and of the inauguration of the “TOTEM FOR PEACE”, the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise was granted the “Angelo Vassallo” Mediterranean Award for Environment and Co-Development, for its action aiming at protecting environment and nature.

Awarding Ceremony
Pescasseroli, 29 September 2010

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
COMUNE DI PESCASSEROLI
Mayor Nunzio Finamore, ITALY

For contributing to the realization at Pescasseroli of the “Totem for Peace” by the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari.


Awarding Ceremony
Pescasseroli, 30 September 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD "MEDAL OF HONOUR"
EUROPARC FEDERATION
President Erika Stanciu, GERMANY

For contributing, by its action, to the defence of nature and to the promotion of eco-sustainable and eco-compatible development.

Awarding Ceremony
Pescasseroli, 30 September 2010


MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
H.B. FOUAD TWAL
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, JORDAN

The Patriarch Fouad Twal is an example of how to construct peace. His great humanity and modesty are pillars of a unanimously recognized action in favour of dialogue among cultures, civilizations and religions, which has made it possible to stem conflicts and tensions, giving back hope to young people, “producers” of our future. The mission and commitment of Patriarch Fouad Twal are a fundamental example for the peace process in the Middle East.

Awarding Ceremony
Rome, 13 October 2010


EUROMED AWARD
ECOPEACE FRIENDS OF THE EARTH MIDDLE EAST
ISRAEL - PALESTINE - JORDAN

Founded by environmentalists coming from Palestine, Jordan and Israel and by members of Friends of the Earth International, the largest organization of environmentalists in the world, FoEME is an organization of civil society, which carries out research projects and promotes dialogue beyond borders for the ecological sustainability in the region, fair sharing of Jordan Valley and fair peace.

Awarding Ceremony
Bruxelles, 3 December 2010