PEACE DAY IN UKRAINE AT THE MUSEUM

A choral and convinced adhesion of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and its president Michele Capasso.
The Pope's call to pray for peace in Ukraine has not gone unheard.  This evening at 7:15 p.m., there will be a video connection from the Museum of Peace with the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, who will preside over a special prayer for Ukraine in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, together with the Community of Sant'Egidio.
The prayer will also unite the cardinals and bishops gathered in Rome for the Permanent Council of the Italian Bishops' Conference. President Capasso, from the Don Bosco Chapel, announced that the Salesian missionaries inform that, "since the crisis in Ukraine became acute, the young people of the Salesian Oratory in Kiev have gathered in shifts of one hundred at a time for 309 evenings to recite the three Hail Marys and to share a goodnight thought in the style of Don Bosco".

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WORLD PIZZA DAY AT THE MUSEUM

The "World Pizza Day" took place at the Museum in full compliance with Covid 19 regulations.
In the Museum's pizzeria, old recipes using sourdough were re-prepared, while on the large video walls on the five floors it was possible to enjoy the complete edition of the emotional video "THE BREAD AND THE ART OF THE PIZZAIUOLO".

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2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "WATER, MEGACITIES AND GLOBAL CHANGE"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo took part in the "th International Conference on "Water, megacities and global change" (EauMega) co-organized by the Division of Water Sciences of UNESCO and ARCEAU IdF (Association Research Communities in the field of l'EAU Ile de France), in collaboration with the Métropole du Grand Paris and the Interdepartmental Syndicate for Sanitation of the Parisian Agglomeration (SIAAP) from January 11 to 14, 2022, online.
UNESCO’s Division of Water Sciences and ARCEAU-IdF (Association of the Water Professionals, Researchers, Decision Makers And Elected officials from the Paris Metropolitan Area) are co-organizing the Second International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change (EauMega), in collaboration with the Greater Paris Metropolis and the Greater Paris Sanitation Authority (SIAAP, Syndicat Interdépartemental pour l’Assainissement de l’Agglomération Parisienne) on 11-14 January 2022, online.
The involvement of young people is of particular significance.
The Assembly of Mayors and Governors also took place on 14 January 2022.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • To produce a scientific and technical overview of water management in Megacities in order to identify and update the most important issues.
  • To strengthen the dialogue between science and policy actors at local level.
  • To activate the cooperation platform of the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC) by concretizing the exchange of their expertise in the specific field of water and climate.
  • To review the Strategic Global Framework of MAWAC, prepared by the Working Group of UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP).

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  • Publication of the 15 best papers in a high-level international scientific journal in open access.
  • UNESCO electronic publication of the Proceedings of the conference in open-access Youth.
  • Declaration and Call for Actions for water and climate change in Megacities.

In his speech, President Michele Capasso recalled the commitment of the Fondazione Mediterraneo for water since its creation in 1990 and the collaboration with UNESCO that has taken place on several occasions such as the "World Water Days".

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO EXPRESSES DEEP SORROW AT THE DEATH OF DAVID SASSOLI

President Michele Capasso, the members of the Governing Council and of the International Scientific Committee, the heads of the Autonomous Sections of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their deep sorrow for the death of President David Sassoli.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is close to the family of President Sassoli, remembering the common sharing of the dream of the United States of Europe and the United States of the World.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 225TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE TRICOLOUR FLAG

This morning a large number of visitors - in strict compliance with the Covid 19 rules - and young students, especially from primary and secondary schools, connected on the multimedia platforms and social channels of the Museum of Peace - MAMT to celebrate the "225th anniversary of the birth of the tricolour flag".
Videos, images and documents - since the first presentation of the tricolour in Genoa in 1789 - involved everyone.
Many connections, in particular with the city of Reggio Emilia for the main celebrations in that city.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: NINETY YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF UMBERTO ECO

Visitors - in accordance with Covid 19 rules - and a great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum Of Peace - MAMT for the ninetieth anniversary of Umberto Eco's birth. It is no exaggeration to call him one of the greatest and most influential Italian intellectuals of the 20th century. On 5 January 2022, Umberto Eco would have been ninety years old.
"He sadly left six years ago, on 19 February 2016, leaving a devastating void in the Italian intellectual world. Because Eco was the magician of witty analysis, of constructive and sometimes irreverent commentary, of acute observation on current reality. What we miss most about him today is precisely the clarity of vision that he projected on everything, illuminating it with a new light," said Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, who was moved to conclude his personal remembrance:
"What would Umberto Eco say about the current situation? How many rivers of words would he say about the pandemic, about the discussions that are currently inflaming public opinion? The silence that follows these questions is deafening, because most of all the reference - the lucid wisdom - that Umberto embodied through his impartial interpretation is missing. And it is precisely from the weight of this question and, above all, from the absence of his answer that we can determine how unbridgeable Eco's loss is for the current cultural world. Today we can trace his opinion through his writings, recompose it through a careful analysis of the words he spoke. We can make our own Umberto Eco's clear-sightedness, his ability to look at the world through the lens of culture; but it is certainly not the same thing'.
And President Capasso recalled Umberto Eco's immediate adhesion in 1997 to the Foundation's International Scientific Committee and his support to the Rector of the University of Bologna for the creation of the "Almamed" Network: an autonomous section of the Fondazione Mediterraneo that still brings together the main Mediterranean universities to spread values and knowledge to the new generations.
The Museum's large videowalls contain images, hyperlinks and the main texts written by Umberto Eco.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: 42 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF PIERSANTI MATTARELLA

The 42nd anniversary of Piersanti Mattarella's death was celebrated in the presence - in compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - and on the multimedia platforms of the Peace Museum.
On this occasion pages from Giovanni Grasso's book "Piersanti Mattarella. Da solo contro la mafia" and images from the programme that RAI dedicated to all its networks and newspapers.
High schools were given a description of the crime, with the subsequent investigations and the history of the trial. Above all, they were shown the human and political figure of Piersanti Mattarella through images from the Teche Rai, interviews with him and unpublished photographs.

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VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD STREAMING FOR THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF PINO DANIELE'S DEATH

Ten thousand streaming visitors and more than 100 in attendance - in full compliance with the anti-Covid 19 rules - between yesterday and today only on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of Pino Daniele's death: moved by the videos of the section dedicated to the great late musician.
Holland, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Denmark, Ireland, Moldova, Philippines, East Timor, Burma, Portugal, Russia, China, Japan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt: some of the countries of origin of the more than 50,000 visitors to the Museum of Peace - MAMT streamed on the Museum's platforms during Christmas 2021 and, among them, many in attendance in compliance with the current anti-Covid 19 rules.

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2022 THE YEAR OF LOVE

Read President Michele Capasso's reflections published on social media for 2022: a unique and unrepeatable year marked by the sign of "HEART" and "LOVE".

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO MICHELE CAPASSO

The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Prof. Michele Capasso, as every year, addressed his Message to all the peoples, taking stock of the activities carried out: in particular those related to the project of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.
In the text, President Capasso retraced the essential stages of thirty years of activity at the head of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, characterized by what seemed to be a dream: the Constitution of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD, proposed by the Fondazione in 1990 by an intuition of Gustavo Rol, which in this year 2021 has been implemented with the involvement of many countries: from Tunisia to Kyrgyzstan, from Morocco to the United States of America.

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