THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO EXPRESSES ITS CONVENIENCE FOR THE DEATH OF SAID MARGOUL

The president Michele Capasso and the members of the international committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their deep condolences for the disappearance of Said Margoul.
President Capasso, after recalling the relations of fraternal friendship with Said since 1988 and the collaboration in numerous peace and cooperation initiatives, drew the profile of the "dear brother Said" who died at 65 in Marrakech.
"Member of the Mediterranean Foundation and main promoter of the Marrakech office since 1997, Said flew to the sky on the day in which the editing of the docufilm that summarizes 30 years of the Foundation is completed - said the president Capasso with emotion - and together with his wife Zora and to his sons Amine and Sarra, with his wisdom and serenity, he collaborated in the main moments of the Foundation and of the Marrakech office: in particular the delicate ones concerning the dialogue between Islam and the West.
In honor of him we dedicate the 30th anniversary film of the Foundation to him, leaving the initial montage he shared “intact”. To 'brother Said' goes the homage of the members of the Foundation, the directors of the branch offices and the members of the International Committee".

At the conclusion of the commemoration, the International Committee decided to hold a room in the Museum in Said Margoul
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MASSACRE IN VIA D'AMELIO: JUDGE PAOLO BORSELLINO DIED IN A MAFIA ATTACK 29 YEARS AGO

The emotional journey of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to the victims of all mafias today remembers Borsellino and Falcone 29 years after the via D'amelio massacre. The 5 agents of his escort were also killed in the explosion.

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RAI BROADCASTS A NICE REPORT ON THE SECTION OF THE "PINO DANIELE ALIVE" MUSEUM OF PEACE MAMT

Rai on the Tg at 2.00 pm broadcast a report on the section of the Museum of Peace MAMT "Pino Daniele Alive" produced jointly with the "Pino Daniele Trust Onlus". The service was made by Fabio D'Alfonzo.

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RAI SHOWS A GOOD REPORT ON "THE CAMPANIA OF EMOTIONS"

TG3 broadcast a nice report on the space dedicated by the MAMT Peace Museum to "THE CAMPANIA OF EMOTIONS".

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VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM FOR THE BREAD AND THE ART OF PIZZAIUOLO PATROMONY OF HUMANITY

Visitors from various parts of Italy visited - in full compliance with the COVID rules and with due distances - the Museum and, in particular, the "Bread and the Art of the Pizzaiuolo World Heritage" itinerary - included in the program "The Campania of Emotions.
Everyone expressed admiration and satisfaction for this unique initiative which allowed them to get to know the most important beauties of Campania: Naples, Salerno, Caserta, Avellino, Benevento, Capri, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, submerged bay and so on for a long list.
The inauguration took place on June 16 in the presence of the councilor of the Campania Region
Armida Filippelli.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PARTICIPATES IN THE 2021 EDITION OF THE STATES GENERAL OF CULTURE: "THE NEW FRONTIERS OF CULTURE"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the 2021 edition of the States General of Culture: “The new frontiers of culture” organized by Sole 24 Ore.
The culture and entertainment sector has been one of the hardest hit by the containment measures introduced in the EU to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In recent months, limitations and 'pre-covid' business models have been exposed, but at the same time an incredible opportunity for renewal and reorganization has presented itself, for those who will be able to seize it.
On this occasion, the president Michele Capasso underlined that the profound cultural and technological changes require new professional figures, new investments, and a new widespread digital competence.
Internationalization, transmedia and new skills are some of the elements not to be underestimated for a sector that must transform in order to restart
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"SUNDAY OF THE SEA" CELEBRATED AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE MAMT

The MAMT Peace Museum celebrated the "Sunday of the sea" with the celebration of the Holy Mass dedicated to the migrants who died in the sea. Previously, homage was paid to the "TOTEM DELLAPACE" with the urn of the unknown migrant in the port of Naples.
Every year, 11 July is an opportunity to remember the 1.7 million workers of the maritime industry, but also the many chaplains and volunteers of the "Stella Maris" who continue to offer their support, at every latitude.
"The world has stopped, but ships have never stopped carrying medical equipment and essential medicines from one port to another to support the fight against the spread of the virus", recalled Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the message for the day.
The Day was born in England in 1975 on the initiative of the Apostolate of the Sea, the Mission to Seafarers and the Sailors' Society, but then took on an international and ecumenical dimension. In Italy it was celebrated in a particular way in Savona, with the Holy Mass broadcast live on RaiUno and on the large video walls of the Museum.
Pope Francis, in the Angelus from the Gemelli Hospital, recalled the importance of the sea as a place of solidarity and love
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On this occasion, the Fondazione Mediterraneo sent a letter to the Minister for Ecological Transition professor Roberto Cingolani requesting the establishment of a "control room" for an integrated governance of issues related to the sea and the development of targeted strategies for its protection.

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VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM FOR THE SPACE DEDICATED TO THE CAMPANIA OF EMOTIONS

Visitors from various parts of Italy visited - in full compliance with COVID rules and with due distances - the Museum and, in particular, the space dedicated to the Campania of Emotions.
Everyone expressed admiration and satisfaction for this unique initiative that allowed them to get to know the most important beauties of Campania: Naples, Salerno, Caserta, Avellino, Benevento, Capri, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, submerged bay and so on for a long list.
The inauguration took place on June 16 in the presence of the councilor of the Campania Region
Armida Filippelli.

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THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE EVENT "YEMEN: EMERGENCY WITHOUT BORDERS, SOLIDARITY WITHOUT BORDERS"

Yemen, the most serious humanitarian crisis of our time.
The country is exhausted and the suffering suffered by the population has reached levels never seen before. The figures speak for themselves: 20.7 million people need humanitarian aid to survive.
Over 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes and are now displaced within national borders.
The escalation of the conflict has led to a dramatic increase in the prices of food and other raw materials.
Consequently, the main problem right now is the lack of food: around 16 million people suffer from hunger.
In some areas of the country, about 1 in 4 children suffer from acute malnutrition
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Guests:

  • Annalisa Camilli, journalist of Internazionale
  • Marco Rotunno, Senior Cluster Coordination Officer di UNHCR in Yemen

Moderate:

  • Laura Iucci, UNHCR Italy fundraising director

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CEREMONY FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE "MARE NOSTRUM AWARD 2021"

The award ceremony of the XIIIth Edition of the “Mare Nostrum Award 2021” took place in Naples, at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio.
Created by “Grimaldi Magazine” Mare Nostrum Awards is dedicated to the promotion of the Motorways of the Sea. The goal is to enhance this exceptional opportunity for exchanges, connections and sustainable development for all the countries of the Mediterranean area.
The international jury of the Prize, chaired by the journalist Bruno Vespa and composed of important personalities from the world of culture and journalism, has decreed the following five winners, with a total prize money of 50 thousand euros
:

  1. Concita Borrelli for the article "The sea awaits us, it will be a return to normality" published in "Il Messaggero";
  2. Morena Pivetti for the article "We must prepare well who comes after" published in "Fortune";
  3. Antonio Polito for the article "I miss the sea. Our raw material" published in "7 - Corriere della Sera";
  4. Alessio Postiglione for the article "Mare Nostrum, Italy still protagonist. Motorways of the sea" published in "Il Riformista";
  5. Marcello Sorgi for the article "Sink the Santamarina" published in "La Stampa".

The ceremony was presented by the conductor Massimo Giletti and saw the participation of personalities from the institutional, information and shipping world.
The special prize "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi", established by the Grimaldi family in memory of the founder of the Grimaldi Group, was awarded to the journalist Daniele Manca, deputy director and columnist of Corriere della Sera.
Mare Nostrum Awards is an international journalistic award dedicated to the promotion of sea travel in the Mediterranean and in particular to the knowledge of the Motorways of the Sea, with the aim of enhancing commercial and cultural exchanges, maritime connections and sustainable development. Journalistic services, documentaries, television and radio services, photographic reports and economic-tourist surveys made in Italian, English, Spanish, Catalan, French or Greek and presented by authors residing in Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Morocco are admitted to the competition.
The 14th edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards will be launched in September 2021. The announcement will be published on the website of the Regional Orders of Journalists and on the websites of Grimaldi and the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The International Jury of the Award is made up of leading exponents of journalism and culture. President is Bruno Vespa flanked, among others, by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist of Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, President of the Mediterranean Foundation, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of the RoRo European Shipowners Association, Rosalba Giugni, president of Marevivo.
The secretary of the Award is Luciano Bosso, journalist and editor of the Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum
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