In 1996, the Fondazione Mediterraneo instituted the Mediterranean Awards (with various categories) that are granted every year to eminent personalities from the worlds of arts and culture, politics and science and social disciplines, whose actions have contributed to reducing tensions, breaking down cultural barriers and developing shared values in the Greater Mediterranean.
This Award is considered one of the most prestigious acknowledgements in the world.
Various events are associated with the Mediterranean Award, such as the “Euro-Mediterranean Concert for Dialogue Among Cultures” and the “Epiphany Concert” (organized by the Cultural Centre “Oltre il Chiostro” in collaboration with the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The latter event is broadcast by RaiUno and Rai International throughout the world every year on the morning of January 6th).
16 July 2015
The Sicilian journalist Paolo Borrometi was appointed with the “Mediterranean Award 2015”.
Paolo Borrometi, graduated in law, is a journalist of Italian Journalistic Agency (AGI) and director of the journalistic website La Spia.it.
Borrometi is engaged for years in the struggle against the organized criminality and due to the several threats is compelled to live with bodyguards, and in the past was also victim of a physical aggression which caused a permanent damage to his shoulder.
The “Mediterranean Award” 2015 assigned to Borrometi was in the field of “Legality” and is dedicated to “Raffaele Capasso”.
Borrometi follows – among the others- Pino Daniele, Don Ciotti, Fondazione Caponnetto, Pietro Grasso and (to the memory) don Giuseppe Diana.
The engagement of Paolo Borrometi was highlighted- during a meeting with the Italian ambassador of San Marino Barbara Bergato – by the founder and president of Fondazione “Mediterraneo”, promoter of peace Michele Capasso, and by Salvatore Càlleri, president of Caponetto Foundation.
Paolo Borrometi thanked for the initiative and promoted the daily engagement for legality and contrast again all mafia.