IN TEN THOUGHT TO REMEMBER DON PEPPE DIANA. AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT SPECIAL OPENING FOR THE 25TH ANIVERSARY FROM DEATH

The Museum of Peace - MAMT will hold a special opening on March 19, 2019 with guided tours of the section dedicated to Don Peppe Diana on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death.
Between ten and twelve thousand people took part in Casal di Principe (Caserta) in the march organized by Agesci in memory of Don Peppe Diana, the priest killed by the Camorra on March 19, 1994. Don Peppe was a scout, and so on his death, every year, the scouts flock to Casal di Principe to renew the message of hope launched by the priest, who bravely challenged the Camorra when very few did so.
Of the 7000 participants were scouts from all over Italy; the other citizens of Casal di Principe. A march made up of songs and symbolic gestures, punctuated by three stages: the first in front of the house of mother Iolanda, the priest's mother, who, like every year, appeared on the balcony to greet the scouts; second stage outside the church of San Nicola di Bari, where Don Peppe was a parish priest and where he was killed 25 years ago. Last stop at the cemetery, where the priest is buried, and where the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, and the bishop of Aversa Angelo Spinillo celebrated Mass.
"It is a beautiful day today," says an enthusiastic Valerio Taglione, coordinator of the Don Diana Committee and a scout at rest - because the Agesci continues its pastoral mission in the name of Don Peppe. Seeing so many boys with a big scarf coming every year in Casal di Principe fills the heart with joy, and it is the sign of the enormous legacy left by Don Peppe ». "Don Diana was one of us - says Vincenzo Piccolo, president of the National Committee of Agesci - so being here every year is important". Present at the march were the national leaders of the Scout association and the Masci. 

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IKAIROS TRAINING COURSE ON MENTORING

The mentoring training course of the "Ikairos" association was held at the MAMT Peace Museum.

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MD.NET PROJECT LIVING LAB TALE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Following the meeting and the workshops held in Pollica (Salerno) on 17 September 2018, the MD.net project organizes the Living Labs, to work on the four themes identified by the stakeholders during the event.
Citizens, artists, researchers, technicians, companies and the public sector come together in each Living Lab to integrate their skills and knowledge, exploring ideas, tools and technologies that can address the issues raised. The final objective is to identify and co-design five pilot actions for the creation of innovative and creative companies.
The Living Lab "Tale of the DM" focused on the contribution of Cilento women to the development of innovation and creativity of traditional MD products.
The meeting was held Friday, March 15, in the Palazzo Di Lorenzo, Ceraso (Salerno).
The Campania Region Councilor Chiara Marciani, the general director for social policies Nadia Caragliano and the coordinator of the Carmela Cotrone project took part.
Michele Capasso - president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, associate partner of the project - underlined the importance of consolidating the results and making them lasting over time: to this end, he offered the site and multimedia equipment of the Peace Museum - MAMT to promote the Mediterranean Diet in all its aspects, in order to ensure a reference site at the international level.

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PRAYER FOR VICTIMS IN NEW ZEALAND

A few hours after the attacks in the two mosques in New Zealand, many members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and of the FEDERAZIONE ANNA LINDH ITALIA onlus have dedicated a moment of prayer for the victims of the terrorist attack and for their families.
A message was sent to the World Council of Islamic Communities (World Muslim Communities Council), which is based in Abu Dhabi and brings together more than 600 institutions in 142 countries, "appealing to the international community to take appropriate measures and stop these waves of extremism and hatred in the world ”.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO COMMITTED TO DEFENSE OF THE PLANET

The Fondazione Mediterraneo present today in various squares of Italy and Europe alongside young people for DEFENSE OF THE PLANET.
In 1989, when the Mediterranean Foundation was born, it alerted people to climate change and to the irreparable consequences for the planet and the earth.
In the same way he warned about the problems of the Mediterranean, about migrants, about wars.
At that time no one seemed to deal with these issues and all of us were considered "visionaries".
Today was a day full of hope.
After the "match" launched by Greta Thunberg - standard bearer of an international battle to protect the environment with entire masses of young people ready to follow it - a "good fire" seems to invade the planet: that of many young people determined not to leave the Earth in hand to unconscious and irresponsible adults.
Climate change and the consequences it brings with it are among the most accessed and discussed issues by public opinion.
The Mediterranean Foundation with the Anna Lindh Italia Onlus Federation supported the students who took to the streets today in many cities: a world strike to open consciences to facts and to the planet that suffers human negligence.
S.O.S: the planet needs the help of all US: crazy climate, melting glaciers, temperatures above the seasonal norm, droughts are just some consequences due to climate change.
As a consequence, this affects economic life, causing damage to communities, production systems and people's health.
Global warming, to be controlled needs the good deeds of each of us and certainly not of selfishness because we must look to a future that is not so far away: in many places it is already TODAY !!
"It is unthinkable to hand over to our children and grandchildren a planet that has become almost incurable: the time to act on the climate is this" said President Michele Capasso, showing the conclusions of the 1997 Mediterranean Foundation Forum where, the same sentence, reported only the conditional: "a planet that could become incurable".
Today it really is!

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PRESENTED THE BOOK OF SALVATORE CALLERI "THE MAFIA SURVIVAL MANUAL"

Presented the work of Salvatore Calleri, president of the Antonino Caponnetto Foundation and co-chair of the OMCOM - the Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafias created with the Fondazione Mediterraneo and its president Michele Capasso.
The book is entitled Manual of survival (to the mafia). For the author it is a book "that explains the mafia through the clichés. A book that teaches us to see, to recognize the mafia. An educational manual that allows you to survive the mafia".
The volume has a preface by Catello Maresca, pm in Naples and from 2007 to the District Anti-Mafia Directorate where he coordinated the arrest of the fugitive boss Michele Zagaria for 16 years: "This is a book that I feel very close to, like an extra weapon to fight the mafia, which fears words, those that communicate its authentic reality, and make it known, and understood. Together, with the commitment and passion of all those who believe in this battle, the Mafia can defeat it, "he wrote in his preface Maresca.
Born in Catania in 1966, grew up in Florence, Salvatore Calleri graduated in law. From 1992 until December 2002 he was one of Caponnetto's closest collaborators. On the idea of ​​the judge's widow, Calleri helped establish the foundation of studies on the mafia which took place in Florence in June 2003 six months after the magistrate's death.
Carabinieri general Vadala was present and the former president of the anti-mafia commission Giuseppe Lumia.
President Michele Capasso, OMCOM co-chairman and president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, congratulated the author for the quality of the work, sharing its values ​​and aims.

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THE "FEDERAZIONE ANNA LINDH ITALIA" EXPRESSES DEEP HANDS FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE DETECTED PLANE IN ETHIOPIA.

The president, the executive committee and all the members of the “Federazione Anna Lindh Italia Onlus” express deep condolences for the death of the victims in the plane crash in Ethiopia.
In particular the Italian victims, with whom the Federation has collaborated: Sebastiano Tusa, archaeologist and councilor for Cultural Heritage of the Sicily Region; the three volunteers from Tremila Africa, a non-profit organization from Bergamo: president Carlo Spini, wife Gabriella Vigiani and treasurer Matteo Ravasio; Paolo Dieci, president of the Cisp, the International Committee for the Development of Peoples; Maria Pilar Buzzetti, Virginia Chimenti (United Nations World Food Program official) and Rosemary Mumbi.

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FOURTH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY AND ITS ASSOCIATED MEETINGS. THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE FEDERAZIONE ANNA LINDH ITALIA PRESENT AT THE EVENT.

The appointment in Nairobi opens with a minute of silence, observed before each preparatory meeting, for the victims of the plane crash in Ethiopia in which all 157 people died, including 19 UN employees.
Until Friday 15 March the delegates of 193 UN member states, ministers, representatives of NGOs, associations - including the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" and the "Federazione Anna Lindh Italia Onlus " - and directors of multinational companies discussed the issues environmental, with the aim of multiplying efforts to save the planet from climate change and excessive exploitation of resources.
There was also talk of new technologies and in particular of geo-engineering, such as alternative solutions to excessive production of CO2, reduction of consumption, food waste and de-carbonization of economies and marine pollution from plastics.
President Capasso, in one of the meetings, recalled what Pope Francis said - always attentive to the issue of respect for the common House, to which he dedicated the Encyclical "Laudato sì" - a few days ago, receiving the participants of the Conference at the Vatican on "Religions and sustainable development": on this occasion the Pope indicated the need for an "ecological conversion" of the present world.
"Plastic Free Oceans", out of plastic from our seas: with this motto the WWF has launched an international mobilization to accelerate the ban on single-use plastic products in Europe and Italy.
The "Fondazione Mediterraneo" and the environmental associations of the "Federazione Anna Lindh Italia Onlus " have underlined how the goal for this Assembly in Nairobi is to have a New Deal that sees all environmental issues treated, from climate to biodiversity, to overfishing of resources in a coordinated and constructive manner and no longer fragmented, as has been the case to date.
According to the latest WWF report, around 100 million tons of plastic are dispersed throughout the world every year and around 9 million tons are annually ending up in our oceans.
"This is no longer tolerable - said President Capasso - we are destroying the land" and recalled the demonstrations scheduled for March 15 in the world, adhering to the stimulus of the young Swedish Greta, to face the climate changes that are destroying our future.

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IN NAPLES THE PARLIAMENTARY MEDITERRANEAN ASSEMBLY

The new headquarters of the Parliamentary Mediterranean Assembly (PAM) will open in Naples in the autumn. In the presence of the General Secretary Sergio Piazzi, the opening was announced today at the headquarters of the Campania Region which granted Palazzo Pico, a building of the institution. "We will host parliamentarians from the 30 Mediterranean countries in an association of extraordinary political value, because it is represented by the United Nations and will work on some issues that are decisive for our future, such as immigration, security, economic exchanges and political dialogue. inter-religious "said President De Luca.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso expressed his satisfaction at having the Pam headquarters in Naples, which was born at the Fondazione Mediterraneo in Naples and of which the same Foundation is a permanent observer.
"On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Foundation that is celebrated this year - said Capasso - the presence in Naples of the Pam reinforces the action indispensable for dialogue, peace and cooperation".

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THE BNL VISITS THE MUSEUM AND KIMIYYA

BNL Naples executives - Barbara Martini, Armando Campidoglio, Gigi Lasio, Giuseppe Staffelli e Vincenzo Castiello - visited the Museum of Peace. In particular, Barbara Martini signed the KIMIYYA Manifesto in defense of women's rights.

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