ALIS ON TOUR - FIRST STAGE

The Italy of enterprises and territories protagonists of today and tomorrow.  After the great success of the first edition of LET EXPO, ALIS continues its associative activity with a tour to discover Southern Italy!
Guido Grimaldi: "The presence of Ministers Lamorgese, Gelmini, Stefani, Bonetti e Di Maio, dei Sottosegretari Messina, Nesci and Mulè, Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Rosato and many distinguished guests is a further sign of great appreciation for the work done by the transport and logistics sector".
This is how ALIS President Guido Grimaldi comments on the first appointment of 'ALIS ON TOUR. L'Italia in movimento alla scoperta del Mezzogiorno" (Italy on the move to discover Southern Italy), which will see the Association play a leading role next 14 June in Naples, on 5 July in Manduria (Taranto) and, finally, on 2 August in Catania.
The day's proceedings were kicked off by an interview with the Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese, who emphasised precisely the importance recognised for the sector, also in terms of security, considering "what has been done by the logistics cluster represented by ALIS during the lockdown and the help given to the system with the punctual transport of goods, thanks to which Italians have never suffered shortages of any goods. In this regard, the many funds that will be allocated to reducing the distances between North and South, such as those on the high-speed rail network, are very important, and I believe that the PNRR funds can be used precisely to reduce these distances: it is essential that we move forward along this line".

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MEETING OF THE GRIMALDI PRIZE JURY

The international jury of the "Mare Nostrum Award", the prize established years ago by the Grimaldi Group, met in Naples.
On this occasion, President Michele Capasso - a member of the jury chaired by Bruno Vespa, who was present at the proceedings - stressed the importance of the Award in restoring confidence in a region - the Mediterranean - especially after the pandemic. President Capasso emphasised the importance of having shared quality nominations within the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD programme with the "Ways of the Sea" as a World Heritage Site at its heart.

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THE MAMT PEACE MUSEUM IS EQUIPPED WITH TACTILE REPRODUCTIONS FOR THE BLIND

Thanks to the Campania Region, the manager Anita Florio and the officials Federico Lomolino and Carmine Oliva, it was possible to supplement the 2021 Braille Call for Proposals with additional unused resources.
Thanks to these resources, the Fondazione Mediterraneo, together with volunteers and collaborators, has created tactile plaques and reproductions in addition to the existing ones, enabling the most significant works to be enjoyed by the blind by means of transcoding them into Braille.
This is particularly important for the large works - such as "The Last Supper" (4.5 x 2.60 m) and the Great Mihrab (9 x 1.60 m) - for which it is now possible to "touch" them and enjoy all the details with tactile Braille relief reproductions.A special thanks to the companies "Handy System" of Rome, "EdilSantagata" of Caserta and "Stampa Gargiulo" of Naples for the quality of the work carried out with passion.

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD MICHELE CAPASSO EXPRESSES CONDOLATIONS FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND EMIR OF ABU DHABI, KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

The Secretary General of the "United States of the World" prof. Michele Capasso expressed condolences to the Abu Dhabi authorities for the disappearance of the President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayan.
The Secretary General recalled the support for the "United States of the World" by the United Arab Emirates and the collaborations with important Emirati institutes, first of all the "Emirates Center for strategic studies and research".
On this occasion, Michele Capasso greeted the new president of the Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, hoping for the continuation of fruitful collaborations on the issues of peace and shared development.

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GIRO D'ITALIA: A STAGE IN BEAUTY

The eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia is Naples: a journey into beauty.
Suggestive images from the Fondazione Mediterraneo headquarters in Mergellina. The route of the stage started and finished on Via Caracciolo, crossing the hill of Posillipo and descending towards Bacoli and Pozzuoli, before reaching Monte di Procida and completing four laps around the mountain itself, amounting to 19 kilometres.

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FORUM VERSO SUD: THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR A NEW GEOPOLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIO-CULTURAL SEASON FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

The first edition of the Forum 'Verso Sud' (Towards the South), organised by the Minister for the South and Territorial Cohesion and The European House - Ambrosetti, was held on 13 and 14 May 2022 in Sorrento. The aim of the Forum was to present a vision and development agenda for Southern Italy, focusing on its role as a strategic hub and connection platform for Europe in the Mediterranean and Wider Mediterranean macro-area of reference.
The initiative hosted the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico, the Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 9 Ministers of the Italian Government, 2 European Commissioners, 5 representatives of the Enlarged Mediterranean Governments, business leaders and opinion makers from the countries of the area, for a two-day debate and networking.
During the Forum, the 'White Paper' on the relaunch of Southern Italy in the European and Enlarged Mediterranean framework was presented.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, congratulated the Minister for the South, Mara Carfagna, noting, in a message sent to her, "hopeful synergies" and hoping for fruitful cooperation also in view of the PNRR.
Already in 1990, the Fondazione Mediterraneo - in the context of the United States of the World - presented the "Greater Mediterranean" in Brussels, and in 1997 - in the presence of 3000 delegates and various Heads of State and Government, including President Scalfaro and Shimon Peres - the "Verso Sud" programme, the main points of which, after 25 years, are still consistent with those proposed during the two days in Sorrento.

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TORRE DEL GRECO RESOURCE FOR THE "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD”

The presentation of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD was held at the Circolo Nautico in Torre del Greco: an international organisation founded in 1989 that includes States, Regions, Cities and civil society organisations with the aim of sharing knowledge to combat social injustice, wars, pandemics, resource dissipation and climate change.
The fundamental objective is the affirmation of freedom and equality through the application of fundamental human rights.
On this occasion, the Secretary General prof. arch. MICHELE CAPASSO addressed the topic: "THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD AND THE POSSIBLE REFLECTIONS ON THE CITY OF TORRE DEL GRECO".
Dr. Sandro Gambino, delegate member of the United States of the World, presented the "FARO" Cultural Association, one of the main objectives of which is to develop the proposal of Secretary General Capasso that is "a unique opportunity for Torre del Greco and Campania".
The Mayor of Torre del Greco Giovanni Palomaba said he was honoured by the proposal, assuring every intervention and collaboration to implement it.

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THE CITY OF TORRE DEL GRECO RECEIVES THE FLAG OF THE "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD"

The Secretary General prof. arch. Michele Capasso presented the City of Torre del Greco with a copy of the 'United States of the World' flag.
On the same occasion, the original draft of the flag approved by the Member States with the signature of the first President Shimon Peres was handed over to Dr. Sandro Gambino, delegate member, in recognition of the dedication, passion and commitment shown by Dr. Gambino since the year 2000 in Marseille for the United States of the World and for the City of Torre del Greco.

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THE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE DAY OF MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF TERRORISM AND MASSACRES AT THE PEACE MUSEUM - MAMT

Once again this year, the Foundation and its networks have organised direct meetings with various institutions at the Museum of Peace - MAMT to remember the victims of terrorism and massacres, opening the web platform to emotional paths dedicated to the Museum in the "Memories" section.
President Michele Capasso recalled the 44th anniversary of Aldo Moro's assassination, a day that since 2007 has coincided with the "Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism and Massacres".
"The tragedy to which the country was awakened on the morning of the discovery of Aldo Moro's lifeless body, inside a red Renault 4 parked in Via Caetani in Rome, will remain indelibly in the history of Italy," said President Capasso, speaking to young students present and connected via web.
Among the commemorations offered on the Museum's multimedia platforms, that of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who laid a wreath under Aldo Moro's tombstone in Via Caetani.
and then live with Montecitorio and the commemorations of Presidents Casellati and Fico.

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THE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES EUROPEAN DAY AT THE PEACE MUSEUM - MAMT

Once again this year, the Foundation and its networks organised direct meetings with the European Parliament and other institutions at the Museum of Peace - MAMT to celebrate Europe Day on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
On this occasion, President Capasso emphasised the importance of the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE as a fundamental pillar of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD, whose action is accelerating and finding consensus at the global level, thanks to the "war-pandemic" binomial that has highlighted the problems of the UN and the European Union itself, linked to a governance unsuited to the changes and difficult moment in world history.

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