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Youths

Since 1994 Fondazione Mediterraneo promots activities for youths: seminars, workshops, twinnings, publications, concerts, exhibitions and many others, in order to create a real cooperation among youths all over the world.

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: HOW THINGS WORK IN YOUR COUNTRY

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The culture exchange programme "Active Citizenship: how things work in your country" continued thanks to the involvement of organizers and participants. Foreign delegations and youths representing different European and Mediterranean countries were able to come closer together to get to know how young Italians live, focusing in particular on the relationship between youths and institutions.

From  its Headquarters in Via Depretis, 130  Naples, for twenty years now the Fondazione Mediterraneo has been holding meetings in which  young people can discuss the need for change and  robust social commitment from young people especially in a period in which the crisis of values and customs continues to evolve at an alarming pace.

The following participants spoke at the event:
Michele Capasso – President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo
Luca Palescandolo – President of  Agenzia per la Promozione dei Giovani
Pia Molinari – Director of the “Youth” sector at the Fondazione Mediterraneo
Wassyla Tamzali – writer, lawyer and member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, and an expert on youth issues and the “Arab Spring”.
Enrico Elefante – Representative from the Campania Regional Forum

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6TH WORLD URBAN FORUM – WORLD URBAN YOUTH ASSEMBLY

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The 6th World Urban Forum organised in Naples by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) also aimed at promoting the role of youths as actors in the development of cities. To this end, on 2 September 2012, the World Urban Youth Assembly dedicated a day to the theme of promoting gender equality.

During the session, President Michele Capasso reported on  “Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and Social responsibility: The development of initiatives for Urban Youth” .

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THE BOOK “NOSTRO MARE NOSTRO” FOR YOUNG VOLUNTEERS

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At a meeting involving youth volunteers from different movements, President  Capasso made a gift of his book “Nostro Mare Nostro” to the young people.

 

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VERSO IL WORLD URBAN FORUM: I GIOVANI SI INCONTRANO

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La Fondazione Mediterraneo partecipa e collabora al World Urban Forum e, specialmente, alla giornata dedicata ai giovani e alle donne.
In tale contesto si è svolto un incontro presso la Facoltà di Scienze Politiche di Napoli durante il quale il Presidente Capasso ha illustrato le attività centennali dedicate ai giovani e le prospettive future, auspicando il coinvolgimento delle Università per assegnare ai giovani un ruolo di primo piano nei processi della storia.

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WITH FATEMA MERNISSI FROM RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS IN RABAT-SALE

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The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and Fatema Mernissi – Sociologist and Moroccan writer – visited the poor suburbs of Sale and Rabat.
On that occasion new models of life were analysed as well as the new role of social groups that were once considered to be marginalized. However, today, thanks to the virtual “Cyberspace” offered by Internet and new technologies, they have become the centre of attention for new models of development.

 

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