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).
23 January 2016
"Community psychology and homelessnes in Italy and Naples" and Fondazione Mediterraneo have awarded the prize for Social Solidarity to Jose Ornelas for the "Housing First Europe" program.
Jose Ornelas warmly thanked the Fondazione Mediterraneo for the attribution of the prize and has accurately described the principles of this initiative and the organizational model.
The network of international experts and scholars ECPA (European Community Psychology Association), the SCRA (Society for Community Research and Action) EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists Association), the FIO.psd (Italian Federation of Organizations for Persons without fixed residence) of Sipco, the RETLIS, (Association of Rebirth Ethics and Transformation of Individual and Social Ties), the Community psychology lab of the University Federico II (www: Community psychology.eu), the Order of psychologists of the Campania Region have shared purpose of the prize awarded by the Mediterranean Foundation and took part in the promotion and dissemination of the event by posting numerous comments and congratulations to prof. José Ornelas.
Michele Capasso, president of Fondazione Mediterraneo delivered with Caterina Arcidiacono the award to Jose Ornelas expressing their rejoicing even for the new and fruitful start of the Foundation's headquarters activities that have in the use of new multimedia technologies and ultra powerful new tool action to enhance dimensions of dialogue and communication aimed at overcoming prejudices and conflicts between groups, cultures, religions and countries.
To end homelessnessè a vision and a mission in which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is associated with all social actors united in the Housing first project.