THE TUNISIAN AMBASSADOR TO ITALY NACEUR MESTIRI VISITS THE MAISON DES ALLIANCES

Naceur Mestiri, Tunisian Ambassador to Italy visited the “Maison des Alliances” together with his consort Amel.

In a press statement released at the end of their visit, the Ambassador expressed his sentiments about the Maison: “It is a hospitable and refined place where the pages of history have been written and moreover, where peace and dialogue are intrinsic to its structure”.

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THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ALESCO MOHAMED-EL AZIZ BEN ACHOUR VISITS THE CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO

Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, Direttore Generale dell’ALECSO (Organizzazione della Lega Araba per la cultura e l’educazione), ha visitato la "Casa del Maghreb Arabo".
In una dichiarazione rilasciata ai media a conclusione del soggiorno ha espresso il proprio compiacimento e il plauso per la "Casa del Maghreb Arabo" in nome dei Paesi aderenti alla Lega degli Stati Arabi.

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ARAB MAGHREB UNION BEN YAHIA VISITS THE “CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO”

Habib Ben Yahia, Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union and one of the most renowned Maghreb politicians was a guest at the “Casa del Maghreb Arabo".

In a press statement released at the conclusion of his visit, he expressed his appreciation for the uniqueness of the “Casa del Maghreb Arabo” , which is an essential instrument for cooperation between Italy, Europe and the Arab Maghreb.

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"MED IN NAPLES" IS INAUGURATED

Il 26 luglio 2012, alle ore 17,30, il sindaco di Napoli Luigi de Magistris ed il presidente della Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso hanno inaugurato l'INFOPOINT "MED IN NAPLES": uno spazio informativo del Comune di Napoli e dell’intera regione – sito al piano terra dell’edificio dell’ex “Grand Hotel de Londres” (Via De Pretis, 128 Napoli) dove vengono presentate le eccellenze del territorio nei vari ambiti ed il programma “Saperi e Sapori del Mediterraneo”.
Sono intervenuti alla cerimonia il Segretario dell’Unione del Maghreb Arabo Habib BenYahia, il Direttore Generale Alecso Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, il Ministro Pl. dell’Ambasciata d’Algeria Mohamed Mellah, l’Ambasciatore di Tunisia Naceur Mestiri, l’Ambasciatore del Marocco Hassan Habouyoub, l’Ambasciatore di Mauritania Moctar Ould Dahi, i rappresentanti della Libia, del corpo consolare di Napoli, il Sindaco di Minori Andrea Reale (che ha diffuso i prodotti eccellenti della “Costa d’Amalfi”), autorità civili, militari e religiose, esponenti del monto scientifico e culturale dell’Italia e dei Paesi del Maghreb.

 

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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S ACTING VICE PRESIDENT, GIANNI PITTELLA, RECEIVES THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD AT THE CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO

At the seat of the CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO in Via Depretis, 130, Naples, the acting Vice President of the European Parliament Gianni Pittella, MEP, received the “2012 Mediterranean Award for Institutions”. President  Michele Capasso, the Director of Institutional Relations, Claudio Azzolini and Board MEmber, Roberto Caselli attended on behalf of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
This award is acknowledged to be one of the most prestigious international awards alongside the Nobel Prize and was awarded to Pitella “for having contributed through his actions to the reaffirmation of the founding values of the European Union, based on a confederation of States and capable of forming  common policies”.
Vice President Pitella had a preview visit to the seat of the ASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO – to be inaugurated on 201. Ambassadors and other leading figures from the 5 interested countries will be attending: Algeria,  Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania.
“This is an important initiative at such a political and historical time”, he declared, “because it gives Naples and Italy and essential role in building dialogue and cooperation. It represents a huge challenge but at the same time it is a unique opportunity for the Arab Maghreb and for Europe.
Thanks to the support of politicians and leading personalities from the worlds of culture and science, as well as the twenty-year experience of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Naples will become a centre and a space for dialogue and Euro-Maghreb cooperation”.

 

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VICE PRESIDENT PITTELLA MAKES A PREVIEW VISIT TO THE CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR EUROPE

The acting Vice President of the European Parliament Gianni Pittella, MEP, together with President Michele Capasso and Claudio Azzolini, MP, had a preview visit to the CASA DEL MAGHREB ARABO, which will be officially inaugurated on  26 July 2012, Among others, the opening ceremony will be attended by  the Ambassadors of 5 interested countries: Algeria,  Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania.
“I am amazed by the work carried out by President Michele Capasso, exclaimed the Vice President, because it gives Naples, Italy and Europe an essential role in dialogue and cooperation. It is a major challenge but at the same time it is a unique opportunity for the Arab Maghreb and for Europe. With the support of politicians, male and female personalities from the world of culture and science, who have been collaborating with the Fondazione Mediterraneo for more than twenty years. Naples will become a centre and a space for dialogue and Euro-Maghreb cooperation”.

Pittella commented on the noteworthy book in the following manner: “Backing Euro-Mediterranean future both necessary and essential for both shores despite being difficult, critical and impervious.
Many mistakes have been made including by we Europeans. Numerous difficulties continue to persist notwithstanding the fact that the Arab Spring has laid down the political and social conditions for strengthening cooperation in every field and for launching a Euro-Mediterranean community policy and in relation to which the Arab Maghreb constitutes and fundamental pillar.
We need to believe in this and fight for its with all our might as people like President Michele Capasso have been doing in a determined and coherent manner for years”.

 

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First stage of the project “Mediterranean Networking: step one Lampedusa” promoted by the Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation

On 15 June 2012 the project “Mediterranean Networking: step one Lampedusa”, which is co-financed by the Anna Lindh Foundation and managed by the Italian  Anna Lindh Network got under way.
The aim of the Joint Action is to promote joint and shared activities in which a large number of national network members are active to strengthen dialogue among cultures in the Mediterranean.

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4th Edition of Lampedusa in Festival

The 4th edition of LAMPEDUSA in FESTIVAL, the event that for the second year in a row has had the privilege of receiving the medal of honor from the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano as a representation prize and that has been selected by the UNAR (National Anti-Discrimination Office for Racial Discrimination) as a good practice against racism, has recorded an important participation in terms of spectators, witnessing a strong focus on the proposed events, which has brought on the island, as well as journalists and experts in the field, a different type of tourist: international and attentive to social and cultural issues.
The event was supported by the Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation for dialogue between cultures, as part of the "Joint Action"..

 

 

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4th Edition of Lampedusa in Festival

The 4th edition of LAMPEDUSA in FESTIVAL, the event that for the second year in a row has had the privilege of receiving the medal of honor from the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano as a representation prize and that has been selected by the UNAR (National Anti-Discrimination Office for Racial Discrimination) as a good practice against racism, has recorded an important participation in terms of spectators, witnessing a strong focus on the proposed events, which has brought on the island, as well as journalists and experts in the field, a different type of tourist: international and attentive to social and cultural issues.
The event was supported by the Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation for dialogue between cultures, as part of the "Joint Action"..

 

 

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MOLINARI’S TRICOLOUR TOTEM TO THE ALGERIAN AMBASSADOR

During a meeting at the Headquarters of the Algerian Embassy in Italy, President Michele Capasso gave Ambassador Rachid Marif a copy of the “Tricolour Totem for Peace” , which was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
On that occasion, a project was prepared for the erection of the statue of the Totem for Peace with the colours of the Algerian flag to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Algeria.

 

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