14th EDITION OF THE MARE NOSTRUM JOURNALISM AWARDS

The award ceremony for the winners of the 14th edition of the Mare Nostrum International Journalism Awards, organised by Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum and sponsored by the National Order of Journalists, was held at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples. The ceremony was presented by presenter Massimo Giletti and was attended by personalities from the world of institutions, information and shipping.
The international jury of the Prize, chaired by journalist Bruno Vespa and composed of important personalities from the world of culture and journalism - including the Secretary General of the United States of the World Prof. Michele Capasso - decreed the following winners:

  • Bartolomé Cánovas Sánchez with a paper entitled "El transporte marítimo una solución ante el cambio climático" published in IEEE (Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies) Report No. 12/2022;
  • Mohamed Hannachi with the article "Après le confinement, le grand air" published in "La Presse de Tunisie";
  • Massimo Minella with the article "Il Piano Marshall dei porti: 4.5 billion to transform them into logistics platforms" published in "La Repubblica Affari&Finanza";
  • Fabio Pozzo with the article "More sustainable ships, the Motorways of the Sea as "green corridors"" published in lastampa.it;
  • The students of the Master in Journalism at the University of Bari with various contributions published in their magazine and TV called 'Mediterraneo News';
  • Raquel Villaécija Ruiz with the article "El renacer comercial de las autopistas del mar" published in "El Mundo".

The 'Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi' special prize, established by the Grimaldi family in memory of the founder of the Grimaldi Group, was awarded to journalist Raoul de Forcade, editor of Il Sole 24 Ore.
Prof. Capasso awarded the prize to the students of the University of Bari's Masters in Journalism.

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COUNTRY EVENT JORDAN: TOWARDS MORE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INCLUSIVENESS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Labelled as Towards more social justice and inclusiveness in the Mediterranean, the second country event of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022 will be held in Amman on June 28.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is a founding member of the EuroMeSCo network and supports and disseminates the main activities.

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LA FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO ESPRIME PROFONDO CORDOGLIO PER LA MORTE DI RAFFAELE LA CAPRIA

President Michele Capasso, the members of the Governing Board and the International Scientific Committee, the representatives of the autonomous Sections and branch offices, express deep sorrow for the death of Raffaele (Dudu) La Capria: with Gerardo Marotta, Claudio Magris, Umberto Eco and many others a founding member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
In 1989, from the very beginning of the Foundation's activities, a profound collaboration was born based on common ideals and respect for timeless values such as those underlying the "United States of the World."
A unique common heritage made up of initiatives and conferences: the great testimony of the vision of a man, who was able to return Naples to its role as a great capital in History and Life.
President Michele Capasso, who was moved, recalled his brotherly friend Dudu and the many encounters that characterized an unrepeatable path of life.

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SCULPTOR MARIO MOLINARI'S WORK DEDICATED TO BLOOD DONORS

A ceremony was held in Oulx to affix the plaque to the work by sculptor Mario Molinari entitled 'Equilateral', dedicated to blood donors.
Present were the mayors of Oulx, Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana Torinese and other municipalities, as well as the AIDO (Blood Donor Associations) delegations from Bardonecchia, Susa and other valley municipalities.
Professor Evelina Bertero, former mayor of Oulx, coordinated the event.

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CONFERENCE OF MEDITERRANEAN MINISTERS OF CULTURE

The "Conference of Mediterranean Ministers of Culture" was held in Naples.
In the final document, the proposal for a "Mediterranean Capital of Culture".
On this occasion, Michele Capasso - President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and Secretary General of the "United States of the World" - recalled the 33 years of commitment in favour of culture and Euro-Mediterranean dialogue, the role played by the Fondazione Mediterraneo in the establishment of the "Anna Lindh Foundation" and in the institution of a "Mediterranean Capital of Culture", which was decided by the 2248 participants at the Euromed Civil Forum in Naples (10-12 December 1997) in the presence - among others - of the President of the Italian Republic Scalfaro, other Heads of State and Government of various countries as well as representatives of international bodies.
"We are honoured and willing," concluded President Capasso, "to bring our contribution to this initiative, which is necessary for peace and shared development in the Greater Mediterranean and the world".

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THE CONSUL OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO IN NAPLES DESIGNATED AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD

The Consul of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Naples, Angelo Melone, has been designated "Ambassador"of the United States of the World and, in particular, for Africa as part of the "United States of Africa" programme.
During a ceremony at the Naples headquarters, Secretary General Michele Capasso conferred the appointment on Consul Melone together with an official letter for Dr. DENIS MUKWEGE, recipient of the "United States of the World for Peace 2022" award.

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COUNTRY EVENT MOROCCO. YOUTH & WOMEN’S INCLUSION IN THE LABOR MARKET: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

Labelled as Youth and women’s inclusion in the labour market: challenges and opportunities for the Mediterranean region, the first country event of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022 will be held in Rabat on June 9.
The Event will be broadcasted live via the PCNS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, with live coverage on Twitter.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is a founding member of the EuroMeSCo network and supports and disseminates its main activities.

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FABIO COLETTA VISITING THE MUSEUM

Fabio Coletta, owner of the "Handy System Onlus" and author of the braille plaques at the Peace Museum, visited the museum and expressed his appreciation for the World Heritage Museum and the "United States of the World".

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ITALIAN REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATED AT THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS

Large crowds flocked to the United States of the World headquarters to celebrate Italian Republic Day.
On the large videowalls in various rooms the live coverage of the various ceremonies.
The first was when the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, paid homage to the Monument of the Unknown Soldier at the Altar of the Fatherland and attended the Parade at the Imperial Forums.
The Head of State, accompanied by the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, reviewed the Department of Honour deployed with Flag and Band.
President Mattarella then laid a laurel wreath at the Shrine of the Unknown Soldier, in memory of all the soldiers and civilians who have served and serve the State with commitment and abnegation, in the presence of the Presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the Prime Minister and the President of the Constitutional Court.
At the end, the Frecce Tricolori flew over Piazza Venezia.
The Head of State then attended the Military Parade at the Fori Imperiali, which ended with the overflight of the Frecce Tricolori.
The second when the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, greeted in the afternoon the approximately 2,300 citizens who visited the Quirinale Gardens on the occasion of 2 June, Republic Day.
This year, the customary opening of the Gardens to the public was dedicated to people with disabilities represented by national associations.
In cooperation with the Miur (Ministry of Education, University and Research), some refugee children from Ukraine attending the 'W.A. Mozart' Comprehensive Institute in Rome were invited, protagonists of a path of integration and social inclusion.

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BACK TO THE FIELD LEBANON: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND MUTUALLY-BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE EU: PROTECTING THOSE IN NEED AND SUPPORT TO HOST COUNTRIES

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) within the framework of the project “EuroMeSCo Connecting the dots” and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) within the project “EuroMed Migration 5”, carried out this survey to reflect on migration partnerships between the EU and Southern Mediterranean countries in line with the EU’s Joint Communication on a Renewed Partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. It reflects the priorities and viewpoints of the nine European Neighbourhood Instrument Southern Partner Countries (ENI SPCs) thereby charting a path for an evidence-driven approach to partnership negotiations. The survey targeted respondents from Southern Mediterranean Countries, including policymakers, experts, and civil society representatives. The results of the survey contain analytical articles that also echo some specific results of the Survey, in the case of Lebanon there is a particular analysis written by the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States focused on partnerships in the context of forced displacement and support to host countries.
The aim of this event was to present the EMM5-EuroMeSCo Euromed Survey Results and discuss and analytical article based on the survey results.
The event took place on Tuesday, May 31 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Beirut time.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is a founding member of the EuroMeSCo network and supports and disseminates the main activities.

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